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Is my Canon camera broken, or do I just need a new battery door?

I lost my battery door months ago after misplacing it and upgrading to an external battery pack grip. The camera (Canon 5D) one day mysteriously stopped working and I assumed the battery pack was ...
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goPro Zin and the art of motorcycle maintenance [duplicate]

I have created a 16' rail for taking long time lapse with the goPro camera moving between shots via an arduino and a small stepper. Where I want to use this, there is no options for external power. ...
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How can I replace the Internal battery in an Olympus C-500/D-595 Zoom?

I'm new here. I have a problem with my Olympus C-500 Zoom (D-595 Zoom in the US). Every time I change the batteries, all the settings get lost (including date and time). Probobly some internal battery ...
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Are LOOKit batteries good quality replacement for NB-6L batteries from Canon? [duplicate]

I think of buying Canon PowerShot SX280, but I'm aware that the week point of this camera are the batteries. I plan using it on outdoor trips with limited or none access to electricity, so I'd need a ...
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What does CHA mean on Nikon D-90?

I have a Nikon D90 camera body and today I started getting a CHA error on the display on the top of the body that shows f-stop and other settings. Looking around, I do not find a definition for ...
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Is Canon PowerShot SX280 really so power consuming?

My old Canon PowerShot is doing good enough pictures by good weather and good conditions, but otherwise the picture quality is disappointing, especially when I compare it to the pictures done by newer ...
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How long batteries last with 5DMIII off?

I have a 5DMIII with genuine Canon batteries and genuine battery grip. With the camera turned off, I found that two batteries (in the grip) last for about 10 days, maybe more but I never tested. Did ...
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Is there a special term for cameras that use standard, replaceable batteries?

Either what I'm looking for doesn't exist, or it's called something different than what I'm currently searching for. I'd like to buy a camera for a friend of mine who spends a lot of time ...
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Does shooting RAW vs JPEG have a significant effect on battery life?

Does shooting RAW vs JPEG have a significant effect on battery life (i.e. > 10% in the number of shots that can be taken)? Has anyone done controlled tests on this? JPEG means more processing, RAW ...
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How can I take an extended timelapse with my GoPro given the short battery life?

I have a GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to take a continuous timelapse for extended period of time (more than 4 hours) since the battery seems to deplete ...
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How to charge a camera from a car's auxiliary power outlet?

I have a Canon 50d that I am taking on a camping trip in several weeks. I was wondering if it is possible to charge the battery from a car's auxiliary power outlet. What would I need to do this, if it ...
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Will the battery be damaged if I leave the camera charging? [closed]

Will a Sony HDR CX260E battery get damaged if I leave the camera charging while I sleep? Does it really stop charging when the orange charging LED is off?
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Battery Grip for Canon T3i [duplicate]

I m intending to buy a Battery grip for my T3i body, want some advice please. SHould I buy any cheap kind? but if so will i have problems with the battery itself, I m intending to buy Original ...
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What's the difference between Canon EOS battery packs?

My camera manual for EOS 50D says I can use either BP-511A, BP-511, BP-512 or BP-514. The camera came with a single BP-511A. Does anyone know what A stand for? How is BP-511A different from BP-511? ...
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Using a battery grip as a back up battery

Do you think that using a battery grip as a backup battery is a good idea? I just bought a used 50d and I need another source of power. Battery grips and normal batteries are similar in price (within ...
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Non-OEM Canon batteries for 5DMIII [duplicate]

I couldn't resist and bought a bunch of Wasabi LP-E6 lithium batteries for my 5DMIII. They are much cheaper than Canon counterpart. Now, regardless of whether they keep the charge better or not than ...
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Does using multiple batteries (via grip) improve AF speed?

I want to say I read somewhere that, particularly with heavier lenses (such as the 70-200 F/2.8), having two batteries in the portrait grip would provide extra juice to the AF motor and help it ...
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How does the “E” version of Pentax's D-LI90 battery differ from the original?

In addition to the original D-LI90 battery for Pentax K-5 (and other recent cameras), B&H is now offering the D-LI90(E) for pre-order. The specs seem identical: 1860mAh, 7.2V. The only difference ...
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Canon DSLR USB Chargers?

I'm wondering if there are any USB chargers available for canon DSLRs. I often head out for extended periods of time without electricity with my camera gear which always makes me nervous about when ...
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Is “Active D-Lighting, NR” a necessary evil?

Are the settings "Active D-Lighting, NR" in Nikon DSLR necessary evil or should this be turned off (managed through image editor)? What is the effect of this setting on processing time and battery ...
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What are battery replacement options for the Olympus OM-1?

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful OM-1 with some lenses. The only caveat is that I don't have any batteries for it. The camera takes mercury batteries. I was wondering if there are any options to ...
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What to do when Canon PowerShot A470 shows fully charged batteries as empty?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot A470 for around 3 years. Lately afer switching the camera on, it turns off after a few seconds and a message shows up "replace batteries", even if they new and fully ...
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How to care for digital camera batteries to prolong its life?

I wonder how can one prolong the life of a digital camera battery. Some times I would go about 2~3 months without using my camera. When I try to pick up the camera again, I found battery no longer has ...
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Why does my Panasonic GF2 have terrible battery life?

I've had a Panasonic DMC-GF2 for a couple of years and the battery life has always been terrible. I've bought a new battery, thinking that was the problem and battery life has still been bad. I will ...
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Is there a way to charge a battery while still in the camera?

I have a Canon DSLR 1000D (but don't feel limited to that) and I would like to have it charging automatically while turned off, without having to remove the battery from the body. That is while I ...
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AC charger with battery to work on-the-go?

I have a tiny Sony DSC-W570 camera. It has a 600mah battery, which does not last long (maybe, enough for 100 pictures or so, depending on outside temps and whether flash is used each time). I have a ...
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High-end compact camera with swivel screen and running on AA batteries [closed]

I'm looking for a new compact camera that: has a swivel screen is small enough to be mountable on a small tripod and, runs on AA batteries. good flexibility Requirement (3) stems from the fact ...
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Will a battery bought in India work with a Canon T3i body bought in the US?

I live in India. My friend from the United States got me a Canon T3i during Thanksgiving in the US. But when the camera reached my hand, both the battery and the battery charger were missing (I ...
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Is it better to charge my camera battery before first use?

I'm waiting for my Panasonic GH3 to arrive from B&H. When it does, is it better to charge up the battery first before using?
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Is the damage caused by a generic battery to a Lumix DMC-FZ20 likely permanent?

I just used a generic battery from eBay for my Lumix DMC-f20 and, worked for one session. After that, I downloaded to my computer, sans adapter, and, when I came back, the battery was depleted. I ...
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Can I replace an 1100 mAh battery with a 1500mAh one?

I've got a Canon EOS camera that takes a BP-511 battery. The specs on the battery are 7.4V and 1100mAh. The battery is dead and I want to buy a replacement, but I'm looking at a third party battery, ...
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Using Portable mobile charger to charge my camera recommended?

Let take a simple example of my colleague. My colleague have a camera - EX1 and a Portable Mobile Charger (3000mAh) that she use to charge her handphone. So, is it recommended to charge her camera ...
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How do I tell when the battery in a Konica Pop is running out?

I bought a cheap toy camera to do lomography, the konica pop. I am trying it out now with an expired fp4 film to see what I get. I am curious though as to how I will know when the battery has run out. ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Is it necessary to fully drain Ni-MH batteries before recharging them?

Is it really necessary to fully drain the Ni-MH batteries before recharging them? As a rule, I always want my speedlite batteries to be fully charged. At the end of each day when I use my flashgun, I ...
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Are there any ways to combat “sluggish battery syndrome”?

For anyone who has done any extensive photography in very cold weather (weather below freezing), I'm sure they have encountered "sluggish battery syndrome". This is where the camera battery, when it ...
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Can a bad lens contact cause false battery warnings?

I had a major problem with my Nikon D80 lately, in that after taking 1-2 pictures or just leaving it on for around half a minute, it would give me a battery warning before turning itself off. This ...
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What battery types are suitable for low temperatures and high altitudes?

I do some high altitude (4-4.5k metres) trekking. At night this can lead to very low temperatures (down to -20oC). My choice of battery type for my camera is lithium ion, or rechargeable lithium ion. ...
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How to identify a fake LP-E8 Canon battery

I am going to buy a Canon 650D camera. Unfortunately the reseller I want to to buy the camera from is not a certified one and chances are they might have replaced the original LP-E8 battery with a ...
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Powering a Nikon SB-28 or Cobra flash with an external (not portable) power supply for studio use.

I often have to use my cobra flash indoor, as a studio flash, but I always have batteries problems : not enough charged batteries, no new batteries for backup, battery charge too low after some ...
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Does leaving the battery inside a inactive camera for a few days consume power?

Will the camera (point and shoot or DSLR) that is switch off still consume power from the battery that is not removed from the camera? I saw on most camera manual will tell user to remove the battery ...
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Does a faster speed & bigger size SD card drain battery much faster?

May I know if a Class 10 SD card can drain a camera battery much faster than a Class 4 SD card? (or is it the other way round?) Also, will the size of the SD card affect the camera battery? (e.g. A ...
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Is there a battery grip for the Nikon D3100 which uses standard batteries?

I'm not happy that my DSLR (Nikon D3100) takes expensive, non standard batteries. What I'm surprised about is that there seem to be very few battery grips on the market that use standard battery ...
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Do full frame camera require more power than a crop sensor camera?

I had a Canon 60D and used to get around 800 to 1000 shots on full battery charge. I've now traded my 60D to a 5D Mark II and it looks like it requires a lot more power. Is this normal for a full ...
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Where can I find a List/Comparison of CIPA battery ratings for current point-and-shoot cameras?

Where can I find a list or comparison CIPA ratings for current-generation point-and-shoot cameras? Looking for a camera that can last me a longer time on one charge.
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What do camera experts do for cameras that take too much battery power?

Some camera models have very short battery span — meaning that a new battery for a particular camera model has a short life span, as it can take fewer shots per charge. What would camera experts out ...
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What kind of batteries will provide the fastest recharge/recycle time for a flash unit like the 430EX II?

I have gotten deep into bird photography this year, and have put a lot of time and effort into learning the tricks of the trade. My latest endeavors are into bird/bif flash photography. I own a Canon ...
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Why is my new aftermarket battery grip draining power from batteries?

After reading many reviews I decided to purchase the Zeikos grip but B&H discontinued it so I decided to go with the new Vello grip instead. I think I might have made a mistake. The grip seems ...
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What batteries are best suited to Battery grips?

I have a Battery grip that will add an extra 1fps when used with AA batteries instead of the standard Nikon camera battery. This takes 8 bateries at once I currently use AA Energizer rechargable ...
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When should one turn off their DSLR?

I spent a good hour today moseying after some azure-winged magpies. We had a nice waltz across a parkland, they rarely letting me get close enough to even contemplate a shot. As such, I spent long ...