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Old 03-07-2016, 10:32 PM   #4
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I had wanted to buy a GoPro a couple of years ago, primarily to document when I canoe race on the Yukon River. But the limited battery life is what put me off. Even if I use it in interval mode for individual shots, as confirmed by GoPro Tech, battery is draining the same as if it was in movie mode. Plus the maximum interval is only 60 seconds. I would have preferred a longer interval between shots. Doesn't make sense, but that battery drain makes it of very limited use for me to make the investment. I would have to invest as much in batteries as the entire camera, and not be able to change them while racing anyway.

I will still consider the 5th generation that is supposed to be much better, but its release, originally scheduled for last year, has been delayed for more than a year.
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