GoPro camera with 16GB SD card - how long last?

Hi guys,I have a gopro and am purchasing an SD card for it. I have no clue about sizes etc, and so was hoping someone on here might be able to tell me roughly how much filming a 16GB card would last for! Ie half hour! ten minutes! one hour!:-) THanks in advance!

geek_wildbeano, Mar 17, 1:39 pm

approx 4 hours.

geek_oclaf, Mar 17, 1:48 pm

Really depends on the quality that the camera records at.

Id be guessing roughly 2 hours.

geek_bandbook, Mar 17, 1:49 pm

Fab, thanks so much that gives me a rough idea :-)

geek_wildbeano, Mar 19, 8:00 pm

How much recording time do you get!
Recording time will vary according to the resolution setting used and the card capacity. Here are the average recording storage times for a 32GB SD card: 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m
960p (30 fps): 5h 26m
720p (60 fps): 4h 21
720p (30 fps): 8h 09m
WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m


Halve those and add a tiny bit more because they're for NTSC.

geek_suicidemonkey, Mar 19, 9:21 pm

Mine does about 75MB a minute at 720p/30 so that equates to about 3.5 hours on a 16gb card.

A standard battery will last around 2.5 hours of recording time. Less if you leave it on standby when you are not recording (standby still uses a lot of power)

geek_morrisman1, Mar 19, 9:26 pm

Extremley good camera, get lots of SDHC cards.

geek_boots0016, Mar 19, 9:51 pm

Have a look at what price they are, I went in to buy a 4gb card to try and get about an hours filming and they had some 8gb ones in there for $16.

geek_rover79, Apr 16, 8:20 pm