10-23-2019 11:48 PM
10-24-2019 12:57 AM
The battery is pretty secure, but I'm sure a little padding and duct tape wouldn't hurt and could keep it from falling out. As far as the camera being exposed to elements, the previous GoPro cameras were vulnerable as well with the USB-C and HDMI ports being exposed. If you don't count the USB-C since the cable is plugged into it, the HERO8 is actually less exposed as every port has something in it (Battery in battery port, SD card in SD slot, and cable in USB-C port).
10-24-2019 06:16 AM
10-24-2019 08:29 AM
Actually when using an external power supply, you're supposed to remove the camera's interenal battery to prevent shutdown as the interenal camera battery may discharge without actually charging when an external power source is used.
So in short, the battery won't fall out if it's not in the camera.
Perhaps GoPro already have designs in place for an extended battery pack, one that fits into the removable door at the base of the camera.
10-24-2019 09:01 AM
Should not be required. In fact, one proposed solution for another issue we saw with the Hero 7 Black was to remove the battery when using the proper power supply.
10-24-2019 11:47 AM
As far as theincredulous disbelief that I would make a suggestion about using duct tape, what did you expect the answer to be? You posted a question, I offered a possible solution. It's an action camera. What, are you worried the tape won't look good? Again, it's an action camera. Get over it.
It's not a pretend action camera like the Osmo Action and it's Overcropped way to narrow FOV with no GPS or stabilized 2.7K/120fps.
10-24-2019 12:04 PM
I've use plenty of GoPro's with an external power supply when recording, I find it's the best way to get 24 hour timelapse shots or when going on long car journeys to keep the camera recording.
You asked for help, you're getting helpful replies, stop being a rude little child when people are trying to help you.