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Tourist
Posts: 4

New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

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Hi all 

 

I just bought my gopro last week. Want to know, is it normal even though I am not recording any video and just switch it on for like 3 mins, battery can reduce like 3%. Without doing nothing? Wifi Gps voice recorder is already off. If its normal, okay then I guess. haha. 

 

Can someone help me plss to share your comment. Im so confuse..

 

Thank you in advance!

Explorer
Posts: 12,026

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

You can turn down the brightness on the LCD to conserve more battery. Otherwise, your observation does not seem abnormal. If you want to test the battery and camera, you can do a recording test. Put the camera in 1080p/60fps and start a recording. Allow the recording to continue until the battery dies. It should record for about 85 minutes.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

Thanks so much! I'll try to test my battery and camera first. Do recording and lets see how long it takes until battery dies.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

Hi Daniel

Just want to share. I start recording when my battery at 94%. Camera in 1440p/60fps mode. After recording about 65 minutes, my gopro battery dies. My question, is it means my camera and battery testing is okay?

Thanks so much for your comment. :)
Explorer
Posts: 12,026

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

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It's a little short (by about 10-15 minutes), but it might improve after a few discharge and recharging of your battery.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

Noted. So nothing wrong with the camera or battery right.

Actually Im planning to visit gopro store as I thought there is some defect with the product. Haha. Luckily I asked here.

Thanks from Malaysia :)
Explorer
Posts: 12,026

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

Yes, save yourself the trip.

Hope you have fun with your camera and are able to capture some epic moments! Feel free to come back with any other questions you might have.

Just FYI about the "GoPro" stores. These are authorized resellers, but not actually GoPro. This isn't a problem, except often they also represent as being GoPro repair centers. Truth be told, they are not, and very few are actually very knowledgeable about GoPro cameras (other than sales marketing).
Adventurer
Posts: 9,773

Re: New with Gopro Hero 7 Black

 the gopro has a average of an hours use  with most settings adjust to conserve.  even other cameras have  about the same, this is not like the Hero 4 where you get double the life,  hypersmooth  wifi all that demans    battery life.  can we tame it  yeah by a percentage or two not much more