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Tourist
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"Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

I can't even believe I am writing this...

 

On the GoPro Session5, I am cycling through the mode button items and the "Turn Camera Off" item is missing. I do see a "V01:50 Exit Menu>" which doesn't appear to do anything except shut off the camera. (Sort of weird behavior for exiting a menu?)

 

I searched this forum and did a full text search of the manual before posting this garbage so please don't give me a beat-down. I have nothing else left to try. It's been almost four hours of searching through varius sources to try and figure out how something that looks easy to use at first glance is about 90% intuitive. The other 10% makes things very confusing and not fun at all. I hope this gets better.


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Adventurer
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

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 Turn off is only available when you have voice command working, wi-fi working. it comes on the next  mode press.  Kind of make sense?     Need a video?

 

 when you  just pick the camera up and go, its a  press once  to record, press again it   simply closes the record file and shuts off.  

 

If you  press record  and use voice comm to stop,  the camera stays on, then simply press the mode once it will say turn off?

 

not clearly written in the manual is it?????????

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Adventurer
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

[ Edited ]

 Turn off is only available when you have voice command working, wi-fi working. it comes on the next  mode press.  Kind of make sense?     Need a video?

 

 when you  just pick the camera up and go, its a  press once  to record, press again it   simply closes the record file and shuts off.  

 

If you  press record  and use voice comm to stop,  the camera stays on, then simply press the mode once it will say turn off?

 

not clearly written in the manual is it?????????

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Tourist
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

Thanks for getting back. This makes much more sense. Manuals seem to get me only so far...

Tourist
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

The "Turn camera off" command is only available when in "Photo" mode.  Its not needed when in video mode because when you press the shutter to stop recording, the camera shuts off.  When in Photo mode you are not going to want the camera to shut off after every single photo, so it makes sense that they added a "camera off" setting while in that mode. 

Adventurer
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

 the camera does not have a real single still photo mode so it is still the same as video mode Lol   

Tourist
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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)


@fishycomics wrote:

 the camera does not have a real single still photo mode so it is still the same as video mode Lol   


Umm, not sure what is funny...I did not design the camera, I am only stating how it works and how it is understandable why they added the camera off feature where they did ha ha.  So you are wrong, it is not the same as video mode...check it out for yourself ha ha.

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Re: "Turn Camera Off" menu item missing (GoPro5 Session)

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Its just located in a spot that we think is right or wrong. you're right. I am wrong,   where's the like button.

FISH

 

Not offended I see it differently and    that is it. not giving a kudo, Liek to give it a like,  maybea thumb up  (wink)