How Long Does a GoPro Battery Last

A fully charged GoPro camera can typically record for 50 minutes to 150 minutes, depending on which camera model you have and which video mode you use. Higher resolution video modes like 5.3K/60fps will drain your GoPro’s battery much faster than 1080p/30fps.

Hi, I’m Larry. I’ve been using GoPro cameras for over 8 years and always carry extra batteries with me whenever I go on an adventure. This is because GoPros don’t have a very long battery life due to the size of the camera and battery.

Today’s guide will explain how long your specific GoPro’s battery can record.

Keep reading to learn more!

How Long Does a GoPro Battery Hold Its Charge?

GoPro cameras don’t all use the same battery. For example, the GoPro HERO10 Black and HERO9 Black use a 1720mAh lithium-ion battery, while the HERO8 Black uses a 1220 mAh lithium-ion battery.

Furthermore, GoPro cameras have unique video modes, affecting how long the battery lasts. As I explained in the introduction, high-resolution video modes drain a GoPro’s battery significantly faster than low-resolution video modes. 

Let’s take a closer look at each specific GoPro camera model and see how long the battery lasts in every video mode.

GoPro battery comparison:

HERO10 Black

  • 5.3K / 60fps: 47 minutes
  • 5.3K / 30fps: 74 minutes
  • 5K(4:3) / 30fps: 64 minutes
  • 4K / 120fps: 36 minutes 
  • 4K / 60fps: 72 minutes
  • 4K / 30fps: 76 minutes
  • 4K(4:3) / 60fps: 51 minutes
  • 2.7K / 240fps: 44 minutes
  • 2.7K / 120fps: 60 minutes
  • 2.7K / 60fps: 74 minutes
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 120fps: 59 minutes 
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 60fps: 75 minutes
  • 1080p / 240fps: 48 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 64 minutes 
  • 1080p / 60fps: 90 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 120 minutes

HERO9 Black

  • 5K / 30fps: 91 minutes
  • 5K / 24fps: 95 minutes
  • 4K / 60fps: 72 minutes
  • 4K / 30fps: 95 minutes 
  • 4K / 24fps: 105 minutes
  • 4K(4:3) / 30fps: 89 minutes
  • 4K(4:3) / 24fps: 94 minutes
  • 2.7K / 120fps: 84 minutes
  • 2.7K / 60fps: 90 minutes
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 60fps: 85 minutes 
  • 1080p / 240fps: 77 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 92 minutes 
  • 1080p / 60fps: 97 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 140 minutes
  • 1080p / 24fps: 145 minutes

HERO8 Black

  • 4K(4:3) / 30fps: 67 minutes
  • 4K / 60fps: 47 minutes
  • 4K / 30fps: 74 minutes
  • 2.7K / 120fps: 45 minutes
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 60fps: 60 minutes 
  • 2.7K / 60fps: 70 minutes
  • 1440p / 120fps: 65 minutes
  • 1440p / 60fps: 77 minutes 
  • 1080p / 240fps: 50 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 50 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 81 minutes

MAX

  • 5.6K / 30fps: 78 minutes
  • 1440p / 60fps: 108 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 115 minutes

HERO7 Black

  • 4K / 60fps: 45 minutes
  • 4K / 30fps: 85 minutes
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 120fps: 60 minutes
  • 2.7K / 120fps: 30 minutes
  • 1440p / 120fps: 50 minutes
  • 1440p / 60fps: 70 minutes 
  • 1080p / 240fps: 35 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 40 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 85 minutes
  • 960p / 240fps: 75 minutes
  • 960p / 120fps: 80 minutes
  • 720p / 240fps: 85 minutes

HERO7 Silver

  • 4K / 30fps: 106 minutes
  • 1440p / 60fps (slow motion on): 107 minutes
  • 1440p / 30fps: 146 minutes

HERO7 White

  • 1440p / 60fps (slow motion on): 107 minutes
  • 1440p / 30fps: 146 minutes

HERO6 Black

  • 4K / 60fps: 70 minutes
  • 4K / 30fps: 95 minutes
  • 2.7K / 120fps: 60 minutes
  • 1440p / 60fps: 75 minutes
  • 1080p / 240fps: 60 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 65 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 100 minutes
  • 720p / 60fps: 110 minutes

Fusion

  • 5.2K / 30fps: 75 minutes
  • 3K / 60fps: 80 minutes

HERO (2018)

  • 1440p / 60fps: 80 minutes
  • 1440p / 30fps: 110 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 120 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 150 minutes

HERO5 Black

  • 4K / 30fps: 90 minutes
  • 2.7K / 30fps: 110 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 120 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 150 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 140 minutes

HERO5 Session

  • 4K / 30fps: 80 minutes
  • 2.7K / 30fps: 100 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 95 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 120 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 120 minutes

HERO/HERO4 Session

  • 1440p / 30fps: 115 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 105 minutes
  • 1080p / 48fps: 110 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 115 minutes
  • 720p / 100fps: 110 minutes

HERO (2014)

  • 1080p: 165 minutes
  • 1080p: 150 minutes
  • 720p Superview: 150 minutes

HERO4 Black

  • 4K / 30fps: 65 minutes
  • 2.7K / 48fps: 65 minutes
  • 2.7K(4:3) / 30fps: 70 minutes
  • 1080p / 120fps: 70 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 80 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 90 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 110 minutes

HERO4 Silver

  • 4K / 15fps: 120 minutes
  • 2.7K / 30fps: 110 minutes
  • 1440p / 48fps: 110 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 100 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 110 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 115 minutes

HERO3+ Black Edition

  • 4K / 15fps: 120 minutes
  • 2.7K / 30fps: 100 minutes
  • 1440p / 48fps: 110 minutes
  • 1080p / 60fps: 90 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 120 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 115 minutes

HERO3+ Silver Edition

  • 1080p / 60fps: 125 minutes
  • 1080p / 30fps: 180 minutes
  • 960p / 60fps: 150 minutes
  • 720p / 120fps: 140 minutes
  • 720p / 60fps: 265 minutes

HERO3 Black/Silver/White

  • Black Edition: 90 minutes
  • Silver Edition: 120 minutes
  • White Edition: 150 minutes

HD HERO2 / HD HERO Original / HD HERO 960

  • Approximately 2.5 hours of recording time

Why is My GoPro Battery Dying So Fast?

There are three reasons why your GoPro battery is dying so fast. First, you may have too many features enabled. If you turn on Wi-Fi, GPS, voice control, and stabilization, your battery will drain. For this reason, you should only turn on the features you need.

Next, your GoPro’s external and internal conditions affect how long the battery lasts. For example, extremely hot or cold temperatures will reduce the battery’s lifespan. Furthermore, a lack of airflow into the camera will cause the GoPro to overheat and the battery to drain faster. 

Your GoPro will also overheat if you record a continuous clip for too long. I recommend recording short clips and letting your camera cool off periodically. 

The last reason why your GoPro battery is dying so fast is because of the battery’s age. The capability of a GoPro battery decreases with age. As such, you should replace your GoPro battery after a few years of usage.

Check out my guide on how to make GoPro battery last longer if you want to learn more!

FAQs

Here are three more factors about GoPro batteries I frequently receive questions about.

Can I use my GoPro without a battery?

The GoPro Black line of GoPro cameras has removable batteries. As such, you can run the HERO10 Black, HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, and HERO6 Black without a battery. Simply take out the battery and connect the USB-C charger to a wall adapter, computer, USB power brick, or external charger.

Which GoPro has the longest battery life?

The GoPro HERO10 Black and HERO9 Black use a 1720 mAh battery that offers 40% more capacity than the 1220 mAH battery inside the HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, and HERO6 Black. If recording in the same video mode, the bigger battery in the HERO10 and HERO9 have the longest battery life. 

Can GoPro Batteries OverCharge?

You cannot overcharge GoPro batteries because the charging station will automatically turn off once the batteries are fully charged. However, I don’t recommend keeping your GoPro plugged into a charger indefinitely. 

Closing Thoughts

I hope you now have an excellent understanding of how long GoPro batteries last. In general, you can get around 40 to 120 minutes from a single battery charge, depending on which video mode you use.

Now I’d love to hear from you! Which GoPro camera model do you have or plan to get? What type of content do you film with your GoPro?

Let me know by dropping a quick comment right below.

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  • Carol

    What external charger would you recommend for GoPro 10 Black?

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