GoPro HERO9 Black - 5K30, Battery, Room Temp
The initial torture test of the GoPro HERO9 Black is complete. In this test, we run the camera at Maximum game use settings. Meaning, the most demanding settings that could be used to record a game and get the shot in frame. For this camera, that is 5K 30FPS at Narrow FOV. This is a torture test, so failure is normal and expected. Here are the results:
1.) Camera Started 10:56:50 AM
2.) Camera Failure (Heat): 11:42:36 AM
(Cam Temp 125.3; Ambient Temp 73 degrees)
3.) Camera Normalized Temp: 12:33:00
Video Captured: 45 minutes 46 seconds
Time to cool down to start temp: 50 minutes 24 seconds
Test Notes: In effort to accurately capture the point of failure, the Rear LCD remained on constantly. It is possible this would increase some heat.
Conclusion: Without external means to cool down camera during recording, these settings are not a viable option for complete game recording. Starting and stopping may increase usable runtime.
Zoom: Not available
Battery Full at test start
No external power
Battery 40% at failure
Video size 19.2 GB (6 files)
Chaptering file size: 3.9GB (8 min 52 sec)