How long does the GoPro Battery Truly last at 1080 and 720 with 30 & 60 fps
Got some questions for my trip tommorrow to the good old Jersey Shore. I plan on doing a 5x speed thing and filming it straight instead of time lapse mode. My concern is that the total trip is about 2 hours and I want to capture the AC Express plus the ocean views and entrance into the town without the battery going dead upon arrival and in high detail, also I am running a 32Gb Sandisk Card Class 10 so storage shouldn't be a problem
-Does anyone truly know how long does the GoPro Hero 2 battery will last?(I got the camera 2-3 weeks ago).
-WIll turning off the sound save battery life?
-Also Should I film the drive down the beach at 1080 or720 (@30 or 60) I read that 720x60 is the same storage wise and battery? But will 720 at 30 give me little extra battery life?
Thanks all and I hope to bring back some great videos from the beach, I am bringing my homeade GoPro Pole to have fun in the water with and will take it on some rides and such and maybe even crabbing.
Last edited by MrBeno; 07-20-2012 at 04:02 PM.
07-20-2012 03:57 PM
The lower the quality the more battery life you will get.
On 720/60fps I've gotten about 2 hours, 1080p would be about the same and 720/30fps should be slightly longer. This is on a Hero1 btw.
Keep in mind you can always pack an extra battery
I noticed that you wanted to record while driving. If you have the skeleton housing and a USB charger for your car, you can plug the camera into external power and it will record until your card fills up.
32Gb card @ 1080p / 30 fps - you should get roughly 4 hrs.
I have used my GoPro HD HERO & HD HERO2 plugged into external power for timelapse photography lasting, un-interrupted for up to 3 days.
I've found that the battery lasts about 2.5-3 hours with my HD Hero 2..you can get a bit more if you turn it off during the "down times" but seeing that you want to do a time lapse during a drive, you won't be able to do that.
Either get another battery or do the skeleton case + charger like earthwindnwater mentioned.
Don't forget the battery bacpac