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How Long Does a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Digital Camera Live?

There is much discussion about battery-life in use and a standard (CIPA) for measuring it but there is not much information on how long batteries are supposed to last. How long does a rechargeable ...
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How long should I charge a DSLR battery for the first time for best results?

I have purchased a Canon 1200D and am wondering how long I should charge the battery when it arrives. I've heard people say that we need to charge a battery for one day to prevent battery "memory". ...
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What drains the battery of DSLRs the most?

I have found that the battery life of DSLRs is often denoted in terms of possible shots rather than in running time (e.g. according to snapsort, one battery life on a EOS 70D is enough for 920 shots ...
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What battery do I need for a Canon EOS 500?

I got a old Canon EOS 500 (analogic) of my girlfriend, but I need to buy batteries, but do not know what the correct battery for her, found a manual on the internet and said CR123A or DL123A, but ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

Context So I'll be shooting out in the sun for the next few weeks. My camera was overheating in the sun a few days ago and switched bodies for safety reasons. The flash at the end of the shoot was ...
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Green Light of Death Nikon D5500 [duplicate]

After getting my Nikon D5500 back from service, because the mirror was jamming, I noticed full batteries magically draining in record time. I'd have a fresh battery in the camera and by morning said ...
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Can I power a Canon EOS 1200D with mains power instead of battery?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D, which uses LP-E10 batteries. I was wondering if anyone knows of a cable/adapter that can give the camera a continuous power supply from the wall, as I use it for live ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

I made some scripts on my Raspberry Pi to automate a daily shot at a specific hour. My DSLR is plugged in through USB. I thought this would keep its battery charged, but no. Is there really no way ...
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How many photos can a D5200 take with a fully charged battery?

Can any Nikon D5200 user tell me how many shots I can get on a D5200 with a fully charged battery?
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How to test/drain camera battery?

I have a Nikon D5200 and I want to test the difference in capacity from my Nikon battery to an aftermarket one. What's the best way to drain the batteries to test them?
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Is there a quality compact camera with AA batteries? [duplicate]

When my wife has retired later this year we intend to hit the road big time. We are aiming to travel light (single hand luggage bag) so I want a compact rather than my DSLR. I also insist on AA ...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

My Nikon 3200 battery drains out quickly. When the company says 500 to 600 photos in a complete charge, I am getting only 70 to 100 photos(without flash and manual focusing) in a full charge. Is it ...
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What is the max voltage of an external flash battery for the YN560?

I'm looking at Tronix SpeedFire for Canon/Nikon and the specifications state that it outputs 330V dc! What's the maximum input voltage for the YN560-iv, can it handle 14V? The reason I'm asking is I ...
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Can I power a Bowens 500R directly from a 12V battery?

I have a Bowens 500R studio lamp. It can be powered from a 12V battery (there is a 15 din input at the back of the unit) through a Travel Pack. The Travel Pack uses a 12V SLA battery. I would like ...
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Could I save power by using a camera with only grayscale detectors?

I need a camera which monitors grayscale the environment because of strict battery life requirement (one week) and because computers can only understand grayscale. I am thinking GoPro Hero 3 because ...
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Internal clock reset after some time with no battery on GoPro Hero 3+ Black

I am using GoPro Hero 3+ Black and wondering if anyone experiences the same issue: After some time with no battery left (more than 1 hour but approx. less than 24 hours) the GoPro resets its internal ...
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Battery Pack for Metz 64

Are there any recommended battery packs for the Metz 64? I've seen many for the Metz 58 and I presume they use the same connector? From these Amazon links here, here and here, it seems that all of ...
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Can you get 4-Battery sized Grip for Canon 6D

Are there battery grips available to house 4 batteries for Canon? Is there any other way I can keep my camera powered for long periods of time?
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What rechargeable batteries are best for a Nikon L26?

I am using Nikon Coolpix L26 Camera. I am planning for a small vacation and wanted to make use of my old Nikon Coolpix L26 camera. The problem with the camera is that after couple of snaps battery is ...
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How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights?

Sort of questioning the premise of What to look for in a flash battery pack?: Can a speedlight work significantly faster than on its internal batteries without overheating? The reason I ask is that I'...
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Canon 600D LP-E8 battery got drained [duplicate]

My Canon 600D LP-E8 battery got drained and not able to getting charged anymore,May i know why batteries get drained and become useless? And i cannot afford 40$ to buy an new one,So i planned to buy ...
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Sony alpha 7 battery for timelapse

I'm going to buy Sony a7rII anytime soon, and I would like to use it for timelapse and landscape photography. I've read that a7rII have cca 300 shots per battery, would it be possible to use external ...
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How can I charge my Canon 760D / LP-E17 battery while hiking in the mountains?

I'm going hiking in the Himalyas next month. I just purchased a new 760D body. The problem is, I cannot purchase spare batteries because they are not being sold in India. I can import them from the US,...
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Can low tempertures permanently decrease the life of a camera battery?

I did lots of searching on this topic, but I'm still confused. I understand because of the chemical reaction in low temperature, it discharges very quickly. But, if you take your camera to a place ...
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Battery life Nikon D5100

I've got a problem with my Nikon D5100 that I bought in 2012/2013. It's either the camera itself, the battery or the battery charger. I don't know anyone with my set of equipment and can't really ...
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What to look for in a flash battery pack?

I have never had one but have seen it on flash stands of other photographers. So my assumption is that it brings more power to faster recycle time to shoot faster with flash. I wanted to buy one but ...
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Mom-friendly digital camera with easy settings and batteries [closed]

I am looking for a digital camera for my mom who is not so good with devices. Using AA/AAA batteries is an absolute requirement, but the camera shouldn't be too bulky or heavy. The reason for this ...
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What is the best way to care for batteries?

To best maintain the functioning of the standard, rechargeable Lithium ion batteries in modern cameras, should the battery be used until the camera shuts down? Some types of batteries have memory ...
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What replacement batteries does a Lomo LC-A require?

Different sources seem to recommend either the SR44 or LR44 batteries. (Unfortunately it's not listed on the official LC-A specifications.) Which should I use?
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Does it drain my Sony a7 battery to have “remote trigger” activated?

Deep in the menus of my Sony a7 there is a menu item to allow remote trigger. If I don't put this in the "ON" position, remote triggers won't work. I don't use remote triggers often, just for ...
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Can I charge a Canon SX 700 battery using a mobile powerbank?

I have a Canon sx700 hs camera. Its charger's output is 4.2V & 0.7A. Can I charge its NB-6LH battery (3.7V & 1060mAh) using a 5V/1A 10400mAh mobile powerbank? I thought to buy two such ...
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What solar battery charger is compatible with the Canon LP-E6 Li-ion battery

I am looking at possibly buying a solar charger for my LP-E6 Li-ion batteries that I use with my Canon DSLRs. I have never seen a solar recharger since there are no stores that sell them within a 5 ...
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external power source for canon s120 or software solution

I am an owner of an amateur point and shoot camera (a Canon S120) that has a 'Star' mode (time-lapse with a minimum interval between shots of 60s). It's a nice thing and I enjoy using it, but I have a ...
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Is it normal for the left pin on the Nikon SB-910’s 3-pin external power source terminal to be deeply recessed?

I’m examining the external power source terminal of my newly purchased Nikon SB-910 speedlight. (The terminal is for connecting an external battery pack. It is located on the front side of the ...
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How are compact system (mirrorless) cameras typically charged?

I'm looking into buying what is described as a 'compact system camera' which is like a point and shoot, only a little larger. This will be my first experience with cameras of any variety, so I know ...
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Why does my point and shoot camera lose the date/time when I turn it off?

My point and shoot camera used to keep the date when turned off. Now, every time I turn it on, I have to reset the date and time. What could cause this?
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What can I expect for battery life from my Nikon D5100?

Recently I have purchased a Nikon d5100. In every shot I use live view (using the LCD), so basically live view is on when my camera is on. How many photos can I expect to snap in single full battery ...
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What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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Charging similar battery packs in a charger intended for only one of them appears to work; Are there non-obvious reasons for not doing this?

My new Olympus compact uses their LI-90B type battery, and didn't include a charger. I have a number of LI-50B batteries from previous cameras, as well as a couple of chargers for them. Aside from a ...
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External power for compact camera?

I would like to experiment with time lapses using compact cameras (like Coolpix S6300), as I don't want to put an extreme number of clicks on my DSLR for the moment. Are there any solutions for ...
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Why is my Metz 58 AF-1 flash showing low battery when fresh batteries are being used?

I have a Metz 58 AF-1 flash. I got it new in 2010 and it has worked great. Over the last 6 months, the recycling time has gotten consistently worse and worse. Before this issue, I could usually shoot ...
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How to drain Nikon DSLR battery?

I am trying to drain the battery of a Nikon D7000. A general technique is to leave it on slideshow mode for several hours, but unfortunately the display turns off automatically after just a few ...
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What is the effect of repeated sensor cleaning on the battery?

I have configured my Canon EOS600D to auto shut-down after 3 minutes do a sensor cleaning when manually switching off Now I wonder what is prefereable behaviour (especially, battery-wise) when I'...
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Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?

I have a Sony DSC HX100V camera, but its charger is not working. Should I use a duplicate battery charger to charge it or not?
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Will longer interval during NightLapse mode on GoPro hero4 increase battery life?

I'm using 10 sec exposure on hero4 silver Usually with no interval The battery runs off after about 2.5 hours If I'll increase the interval time, will it give me longer shooting time?
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Why is the battery on my Panasonic dmc tz8 draining in a few hours even though it's off?

The battery of my Panasonic dmc tz8 is empty after a few hours or 1 day without using the camera. It is off. I tried several new batteries no success. Does someone know what the possible problem is?
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Canon T5i (lp-e8) high capacity battery grip/battery bank?

I have two Canon lp-e8 batteries that I use for my T5i but they run out of battery pretty quickly (only 1,120 mAh each) and then I'm left with nothing. I have a 15,000 mAh battery bank that I use ...
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Nikon D5100: should I avoid the firmware update if I want to use 3rd party batteries?

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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Can I charge the battery inside a Nikon D90 through the camera's USB port?

I have to take some pictures, and brought my camera along. But the battery is empty, and it turns I have neither a second battery nor a charger. I have a USB cable and access to a computer. If I ...