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Tourist
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My go pro hero 5 getting heat in just 5 minute .

Yesterday i bought hero 5 and today i am facing issue of over heating .plz help me.
Tourist
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Re: My go pro hero 5 getting heat in just 5 minute .

 
Adventurer
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Re: My go pro hero 5 getting heat in just 5 minute .

Sd card    and battery also generate heat, what resolution are you on and fps.   Have you tried lowering down to 480P and did it cool off any.

 

 the camer will get as hot as 140 plus degrees in 4k@30fps and continue to work the operating temp should not exceed  110degrees meaning today its 90 plus the camer will get hot and may  stop working due to HEAT

Tourist
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Re: My go pro hero 5 getting heat in just 5 minute .

I tried with all resolution and i have 1 extra battery i tried with that also but same issue ....

I tried to remove sd card n used without sd card just for 5 min but still same issue ...

Tourist
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Re: My go pro hero 5 getting heat in just 5 minute .

Hey @swifthero56121,

 

For me, I would believe it's normal for a device to get hot quickly, even when it's not recording. I had the same issues (shooting at 1080p @ 60fps). I found a pretty good website that really explains GoPro's heated cameras. I've copied the example of the text from this website below. This text is also from the actual GoPro's instructions manual that came in the box. 

 

https://havecamerawilltravel.com/gopro/gopro-getting-hot/ 

 

**When capturing video at high resolutions or high frame rates in warm ambient temperatures, the camera may become warm and use more power.

 

In addition, lack of airflow around the camera and using the camera with the GoPro app further increase camera temperature and power consumption, and decrease camera recording time.

If the camera gets too hot, a message appears on the screen indicating that the camera is shutting down. 

 

When recording in high-performance video modes, capture shorter video clips when in stationary use, and/or limit your use of features that increase power consumption**

 

 

 

Reading through the text, it seems pretty ideal that such a high performance machine would heat up pretty quickly. It's just like any gaming computers or regular laptops (with high end specs) running powerful/intensive applications like video editing software like Adobe Premiere or PC games like FortNite. This also applies to many other devices like our phones (intensive games will make the phone hot). Unlike the computers and laptops, the phones and GoPro's don't have fans. There's nothing for it to cool them down. But don't worry, GoPro build a software that ensure the camera doesn't overheat itself. It will stop recording and prompt you why it's turning off and will rest.

 

Let me know if you need any clarification!

Ian N.