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#1 diver dave1

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

I am considering getting a GoPro 3. Not certain whether the silver or black model.
If I was shooting 1080/60 non-stop, how long would the battery last? Any one have experiences with anything similar to share?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

I am considering getting a GoPro 3. Not certain whether the silver or black model.
If I was shooting 1080/60 non-stop, how long would the battery last? Any one have experiences with anything similar to share?

The silver doesn't shoot at 1080p60 only the black does
In essence the silver is the same as the hero2 with less battery autonomy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Yea, I know that part. What battery life can I expect while taking video with the black? A nice test already posted on WP for just keeping the units on without taking video.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:17 PM

As far as I can see from some youtube the black has less than 1 hour of continuous shooting check micbergsma channel there are many useful comparisons

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Here Dave, from GoPro User Forum Mod , Marty:

HD3b firmware HD3.03.01.09

no bacpac wifi off 2.7k30T PT ON cam raw video test 1h14m.25s 23.4GB

Batt Bacpac wifi off 2.7k30T PT ON cam raw video test 1h49m.43s 35.9GB

LCD bacpac wifi off 2.7k30T PT ON cam raw video test 0h56m.50s 17.9GB


Batt Bacpac wifi off 1080p30n pt off video+photo @ 5 sec 3h18m.27s 27.8GB + 2,379 photos 867MB

no bacpac wifi off 1080p30n pt off video+photo @ 5 sec 1h56m.32s 23.4GB + 1,377 photos 368MB

LCD bacpac wifi off 1080p30n pt off video+photo @5 sec 1h18m.55s 11.0GB + 944 photos 297MB

no bacpac WiFi On 1080p30w pt off video test 1h28m.44s 12.4GB

no bacpac wifi off 1080p30w pt off video test 1h33m.35s 13.1GB

no bacpac wifi off 1080p30Tw PT ON video test 1h31m.18s 22.3GB

Batt Bacpac WiFi On 1080p30w pt off video test 2h37m.35s 22.1GB


no bacpac wifi off 1080p60w pt off video test 1h10m.47s 14.8GB

no bacpac wifi off 1080p60m pt off video test 1h10m.59s 14.9GB

no bacpac wifi off 1080p60n pt off video test 1h22m.59s 17.9GB


PT = Protune

These are direct/immediate drain test with no standing by.
HD3 Black recording non stop at 28C water temp with LCD BacPac, recording 2.7k Protune + Cam Raw, I can confirm maximum is no more than 50-56 minutes. I got all GoPro series, HD960 , HD1, HD2, All of HD3 too. HD3 at high res is indeed a battery sucker but nothing is free, 45 mbps data rate is tough on the battery drain. Best practice is, change battery at each and every dive.


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Edited by SPP, 25 January 2013 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

I have used my Hero3 black on three cold water 45degree F dives now, all with the LCD back installed.
THe first two dives the battery lasted on average appx 45-50 minutes run time with the LCD back running.
I recently did a dive shooting time lapse underwater, and I made sure to turn off the LCD back most of the time, and the camera ran for appx 1.25 hours total. In this mode it was taking a still image every 5 seconds.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:17 AM

Thanks for all the feed back and information. Its just what I was after.

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