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Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Completely agree with the many posts on this topic. This is unacceptable for underwater videographers. Please update the firmware to be able to change the zoom using the buttons.
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Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

I totally agree with this post. I'd love to have an easy-to-use replacement for my sony/gates setup, but the lack of zoom is a deal breaker. 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

I agree 100% with this post. There should be a setting that allows us to zoom without the need to actually open the supersuit. As a diver, I am really disappointed with the lack of this feature and would really hope GoPro do something about this. Hopefully there is a possibility to include this in their subsequent updates as it would mean a lot to us divers! We simply cannot take footage too close to the subjects, they will swim away!

GoPro
Posts: 7,408

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Thank you for your input, @agilestar2286. @stouttree87063, and @spiryhero7005. We will pass your observations along to the team for future reference. Best regards!

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

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@thepopol777 wrote:

So are we supposed to be satisfied by this? The Gopro goes underwater, do we can assume it's designed for Water activities. What's the point if we cannot use it underwater as it should be?
I use a  Hero4 Black. There was the 5, the 6 and now the 7. My Hero4 can switch FOV underwater without problem. How can we accept that the Hero7, which should be an evolution, can't ? Removing features is a good thing now?

C'mon GoPro, have common sense, release an update to allow us to choose FOV Wide, Medium and Narrow AS BEFORE. Your zoom thing is the worst thing you've made, and all divers are now waiting.


 

Since my last message, there is absolutely zero update about this. It's kind to " pass our observations ", but we need updates. Bringing back a FOV setting shouldn't take years. What is taking so long for your Devs team to find a solution? I'm still using my Hero4 because of that, and I can't buy the recent models. It's really frustrating !

Bring back quick setup Wide - Medium - Narrow !

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Completely agree with everything in this post. As a diver, I end up going back to my Hero 3+ when I need certain shots. Not being able to adjust the zoom underwater is unacceptable and I will not be buying another GoPro until this is fixed. I also agree with the most recent post, this has been an issue for a long time, it would be good to see something more than a brush off "we'll pass it along".