GoPro action cameras are highly versatile cameras that can be used for capturing your adventures out in the field. However, there’s one issue with this camera: it doesn’t last long on a single battery charge. That’s probably the reason why one of the most popular questions we get about GoPro is “How long does a GoPro battery last?

The answer to this question varies depending on what camera you are using and how you have it set up.

This article will give you an idea of how long the battery of each GoPro model lasts.

Here you’ll also find consejos on how to extend the life of your GoPro batteries, so that you can capture longer videos and take more photos before needing to recharge it.

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Hero 5, 6, 7, 8 Battery (left) | Hero 4 Battery (centre) | Hero 9 Battery (right)

Battery Life of Different GoPro Models


In this section, we discuss the battery of different GoPro models. Let’s start with the latest GoPro model as of 2021 – the GoPro Hero 9 Black.

GoPro Hero 9 Negro

The Hero 9 camera is one of the most powerful GoPro models when it comes to battery life. It can be used for up to 2 hours before needing a charge. The 1720 mAh battery life makes this possible while also providing great quality when recording in 4K video. The model number of the GoPro Hero 9 battery is ADBAT-001.

With a fully-charged GoPro Hero 9 Black camera, you can expect the following approximate recording times:

  • 5K @ 30fps – 90 minutos
  • 4K @ 60fps – 72 minutes
  • 4K @ 30fps – 112 minutes
  • 2.7K @ 120fps – 80 minutes
  • 2.7K @ 60fps – 90 minutos
  • 1080p @ 240fps – 83 minutes
  • 1080p @ 120fps – 94 minutes
  • 1080p @60fps – 104 minutes
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GoPro Hero 8 Negro

El GoPro Hero 8 Negro features a 1220 mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Its model number is AJBAT-001. This battery provides a runtime of more than 1 hour when recording in 4K on a fully charged GoPro Hero 8.

Please note that the older GoPro models including the Hero 5, 6 & 7 Black also use the same battery model.

Here’s the approximate recording time that you’ll achieve when shooting with a fully charged Hero 8 Black:

  • 4K @ 60fps – 47 minutes
  • 4K @ 30fps – 74 minutes
  • 2.7K @ 120fps – 45 minutos
  • 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
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GoPro Hero 7 Negra

Here’s the approximate continuous recording time that you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged Hero 7 Black camera.

  • 4K @ 60fps – 50 minutes
  • 4K @ 30fps – 90 minutos
  • 2.7K @ 120fps – 45 minutos
  • 2.7K @ 60fps – 65 minutes
  • 1440p @ 120fps – 55 minutes
  • 1440p @ 60fps – 75 minutes
  • 1080p @ 240fps – 50 minutes
  • 1080p @ 120fps – 55 minutes
  • 1080p @60fps – 90 minutos
  • 720p @240fps – 90 minutos
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GoPro Hero 6 Negro

With a fully-charged GoPro Hero 6 Black camera, you can expect the following approximate recording times with different video modes:

  • 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
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GoPro Hero 5 Negra

Here’s the approximate recording time that you’ll achieve when shooting with Hero 5 Black:

  • 4K @ 30fps – 90 minutos
  • 2.7K @ 30fps – 109 minutes
  • 1080p @60fps – 120 minutes
  • 1080p @30fps – 150 minutes
  • 720p @120fps – 140 minutes
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GoPro Hero 4 Black

El GoPro Hero 4 Black has a replaceable 1160 mAh Lithium-ion battery. Its model number is AHDBT-401.

Here’s the approximate continuous recording time that you can expect when shooting in various video modes using a fully charged Hero 4 Negro:

  • 4K @ 30fps – 65 minutes
  • 2.7K @ 30fps – 70 minutes
  • 1080p @60fps – 80 minutes
  • 1080p @30fps – 90 minutos
  • 720p @120fps – 110 minutes
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5 Tips to Extend GoPro Battery Life


Here are some useful tips that will help you improve the battery life of your GoPro action camera:

Tip #1: Turn on Auto Power off

If you don’t already know about this feature, it will be interesting for you to learn this. When you turn on ‘Auto Power off’, your GoPro automatically turns itself off after two minutes of being inactive. This is a great feature for anyone who wants to save battery life. It can be really helpful if you’re not sure how long the video or photo session may last and want to conserve as much power as possible. You can enable this auto-shutoff by going into Settings>Auto Power Off

Tip #2: Use Sleep Mode

El Sleep Mode allows for one final video clip to be recorded before shutting down, while preserving battery life. This can be enabled from Settings > General on your GoPro. Put your action camera into sleep mode when you are done recording so that it’s less likely to turn on accidentally.

Tip #3: Remove Unnecessary Mounts/Accessories

The additional mounts and accessories require more power and therefore reduce the battery life of your camera as well as increase charging time. So, try removing any unnecessary attachments like external microphones etc. to extend your GoPro’s battery life.

Tip #4: Turn off WiFi

If you’re not using the GoPro remote control or the smartphone app, then it would be a good idea to turn off your action camera’s Wi-Fi. This will save battery life by preventing unnecessary transmission of data.

Tip #5: Reduce the Resolution & Frame Rates

If you’re looking to keep your GoPro’s battery life lasting longer, consider taking the easy route by reducing its resolution or frame rate when shooting videos. Lowering these settings can help give more time for capturing footage of those special moments without having to worry about charging in between!

Concluding Remarks


The lightweight and compact GoPro cameras are perfect for capturing your amazing moments. But, you might want to make sure that its battery life lasts long enough. To do this, just follow the above-mentioned simple tips. These tips will extend your action camera’s run time significantly!

However, if these don’t work out for you or if you don’t like being limited in terms of features, then consider carrying spare batteries so they can be swapped when needed.

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