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Sightseer
Posts: 2

Hero 7 Black Underwater

Took the Hero 7 Black underwater recently and was very pleased with its performance and its compability in terms of accessories.

 

However, there is an issue when I use a macro lens for my videos. Macro lens work best when the FOV is narrow or medium and this is not available in Hero 7 Black. Only way I can try to do so is to use the touch zoom function but it cannot be done underwater. Can something be done to improve on that? Just like how the settings can be changed underwater by clicking both the power and shutter buttons.

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

 

Hi @royalstar11676,

 

Menu can be changed by pressing buttons but the zoom can't since it is only accessible on screen. 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

That's my point exactly. Will there be any update to adjust the zoom by pressing the buttons?
Hiker
Posts: 32

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Saw something similar to this the other day, the poster stated the only work around is to set the zoom, then lock the camera so changes cannot be made to the settings and then put it in the water housing.  However, if you change modes then the camera will reset the zoom to default.  

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

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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.

GoPro
Posts: 8,456

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Thank you for the feedback, this will be shared to the team in charge.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

 

Software Update Release Information

 

Regards,

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

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I recently bought a GoPro Hero 7 Black for use on recent dive trip to Hawaii.  Underwater the default value of Zoom 0% (wide) is pretty useless.  Fish just do not let you get that close to them!  Having a means to set a default zoom value that stuck between mode changes and power-offs is needed.

 

A fast and easy suggestion for solving this problem:

Add a UI capability for the zoom setting to default to other than 0% (wide).  Then when the camera is turned on, or the mode is changed, it will adopt whatever setting the "default zoom" is set to.  Options for 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% would probably suffice for almost every user.  To take it to the next logical, you would add a custom value and let users set it with a slider.

I bet that your UI guys could knock out this mod in less than a day.

GoPro
Posts: 8,456

Re: Hero 7 Black Underwater

Hi @pogcarr

 

Thank you for your suggestion. We'll have this included.

 

 

Regards,

Ej