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Sightseer
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Screen Guards - Are they needed ?

 

I have purchased a new Go Pro Hero 7 Black

 

While browsing for accessories on ecommerce websites, I noticed a large number of offers for screen guards for Go Pro - including the Hero 7 Black. Tempered Glass/Plastic Screen Guards for the lens cover, LCD panel.

 

Are they really required ? Meaning do the LCD panel and lens glass scratch easily ? I don;t have extreme usage, normal home usage with camera taken out sometimes for casual video shooting. The camera might be kept with other items in backpacks etc.

 

Would like to know from the community if you're using the screen guards, would you recommend this and if yes, some links please. If you don;t recommend, couple of lines on that too.. thanks

 

Regards


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Explorer
Posts: 11,638

Re: Screen Guards - Are they needed ?

No, waste of money. Not only that, it's an Action camera. If you are using it for something like airsoft or paintball, then a screen protector might be benefitial, but for just everyday use, no. The HERO7 Black is extremely durable. However, the one area that you might get a benefit from a screen guard is on the rear LCD. While it is scratch resistant, it's possible to scratch or get a crack in the screen with a hard drop on something like concrete. It wont effect the function of the camera, but might compromise it's ability to be submerged in water without a case.

For reference, I have a HERO5, HERO6, and HERO7 Black. I'm rough on all of them. I have no scratches/cracks on the rear LCD and I'm unaware if there are any scratches on the front LCD (honestly never cared enough to look), but I doubt it.

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Explorer
Posts: 11,638

Re: Screen Guards - Are they needed ?

No, waste of money. Not only that, it's an Action camera. If you are using it for something like airsoft or paintball, then a screen protector might be benefitial, but for just everyday use, no. The HERO7 Black is extremely durable. However, the one area that you might get a benefit from a screen guard is on the rear LCD. While it is scratch resistant, it's possible to scratch or get a crack in the screen with a hard drop on something like concrete. It wont effect the function of the camera, but might compromise it's ability to be submerged in water without a case.

For reference, I have a HERO5, HERO6, and HERO7 Black. I'm rough on all of them. I have no scratches/cracks on the rear LCD and I'm unaware if there are any scratches on the front LCD (honestly never cared enough to look), but I doubt it.