Here's a list of the average run times for the HERO3 cameras with a fully charged battery*.
| ||Avg. time for camera only||Avg. time for lowest power consumption setting||Avg. time for highest power consumption setting||Avg. time for Camera + LCD Touch BacPac||Avg. time for Camera + Battery BacPac2|
|Black Edition||1.5 hrs||1.5 hrs (1080-30)||1 hr (WVGA-240)||1 hr||2.5 hrs|
|Silver Edition||2 hrs||2 hrs (720-30)||1.5 hrs (WVGA-120)||1.5 hrs||3 hrs|
|White Edition||2.5 hrs||3 hrs (WVGA-60 and 720-30)||2 hrs (1080-30)||1.5 hrs||3.5 hrs|
Please note there are a variety of conditions that can affect run times, such as:
- Cold weather, which will reduce battery-life.
- Enabling Wi-Fi, which will reduce battery-life
- The above times are based on doing a continuous record. Stopping/starting recording, or powering camera on/off repeatedly will reduce the total record time.
*Based on GoPro engineering testing. Actual performance may vary based on settings, environmental conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.