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Questions tagged [battery]

Vital to all digital cameras, and required for many film cameras — and for many accessories.

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Can I use rechargable batteries in an external flash?

I have a Neewer NW670C flash which uses 4 AA batteries. I've been using regular alkaline ones so far because I couldn't get myself to buy rechargable ones yet. However, the flash ate their capacity in ...
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Why am I required to input the date and time on D5100 after charging the battery?

Every time I charge my battery, when I start my camera, it asks me to input the date and time.  Why? It's very annoying.
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The battery in my Nikon D3400 dies after 50 shots. What shall I do?

I just purchased my first DSLR, the D3400. It's not been more than a day and I fully charged the battery before using the camera. I took about 45-50 shots and the battery is dead again. I talked to ...
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Left my Canon digital camera alone for 2 years, can it still work?

I left my camera unused for two years, with the battery in it. I've got it currently plugged into my computer to charge, and nothing is happening. Is it likely that the camera itself isn't working or ...
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Why do batteries lose charge when ejected from the charger? [duplicate]

I use a Canon 60D with original grip and two genuine batteries. Twice now in the past couple months, after I charge the batteries until they are fully charged and go outside for a photo session, I am ...
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What is the typical DSLR battery lifespan (overall, not per charge cycle)?

I shoot a Nikon D800, but this question applies to any DSLR. (I suspect DSLRs are harder on batteries than more compact cameras, so let's stick to this camera family.) I recently had one of my ...
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How do I check the battery status with a Fujifilm S9900?

I have a Fujifilm S9900 but was wondering if there is any way to check the status of the batteries that I am using and when I need to get new ones - besides when the low battery light flickers. Does ...
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Are third party DSLR batteries significantly less reliable than the official ones? [duplicate]

The official Canon battery for my camera (LP-E17) costs around $55 while third party batteries sell for about $20. Are Canon's official batteries really worth the price or would I be okay getting an ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have shorter battery life?

I'm thinking of trading in my Canon EOS 650D (DSLR) and buying an EOS M5 (Mirrorless). But apparently mirrorless cameras don't last very long in between recharges. This would be a problem for me ...
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Has anyone successfully restored or revived a completely discharged Profoto B2 Lithium Ion Battery?

I purchased a Profoto B2 250 Air TTL Location Kit which comes with two lithium ion batteries. Unfortunately, other than testing it when I got it, I never really needed to use the second battery as my ...
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Battery life of Canon 800D with 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM lens

I'm wondering if it's worth upgrading to a battery grip or not, basically with a standard canon 800D battery, how many images should I expect to take using this lens with IS turned on and how many ...
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A battery pin in my Canon 1300D looks bent, is it damaged?

One of the pins in the battery slot of my new Canon 1300d appears to be bent/damaged. I'm pretty sure that I did not damage the pins by inserting the battery in the wrong way. I've also inserted and ...
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Is there any benefit to using a battery grip in frigid weather?

Given that being out in the cold for any length of time is sure to zap a battery...is there much of a benefit to using a battery grip (and thus having two batteries in the camera)? Or would doing so ...
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Does using EVF only, keeping the screen permanently switched off, increase battery life?

I have found that when I have an electronic viewfinder, I don't use the screen. On my Powershot G5X with a rotating screen, I kept the screen permanently closed, using only the electronic viewfinder. ...
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How yongnuo speedlite 685 for Canon can flash using an external battery, it's PB3000II?

I have an external speedlite battery(PB3000II) connected to a Yongnuo 685 for Canon, but it doesn't function... What can I do to make it work? It's something about menu configuration? The battery ...
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Nikon EN-EL15 vs EN-EL15a

I have read that EN-EL15 batteries work in cameras that come with EN-EL15a such as the D850. Is there any difference or reason why to use one over the other? Does it depend on the camera? The EN-EL15 ...
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Using an external battery pack with my Nikon d5200 caused glitches

So I bought the Neewer Pro Battery Grip external battery pack for my Nikon D5200. I noticed that while using it sometimes the camera will sometimes just suddenly turn off and not turn on until I ...
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Samsung Digimax S700 won't work with not fully charged batteries

I am in a possession of a Samsung Digimax S 700, typically peacefully residing in the glove compartment of my car. I need the camera very occasionally (say, once a month) for everyday-type of photos ...
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Shooting in 4k and battery life question

I have a Canon SX530 HS Camera I bought last year on black Friday. We took it to Disney and I was shooting in 4k for pics most of the time. but when I shot video on it, it ate the battery up bad. Will ...
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Is Olympus Tough TG-5 battery charger just a regular USB charger?

The battery charger that I got with my Olympus Tough TG-5 (left) looks pretty different from any typical USB charger that you see here in Europe (right). But in spite of its somewhat unusual and ...
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Can i use EN-EL14 instead of EN-EL14a?

I have been looking for a new battery for my Nikon D3300. It says the battery i need is an EN-EL14a, can i use an EN-EL14 instead? Thank you
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What is the difference between gopro hero 3 and hero 5 battery life?

I was hoping to upgrade from my hero 3 black to a hero 5. Which one has a better battery life while using the self-timer?
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Can i put an en-el14 in my Nikon camera instead of en-el14a?

I have a Nikon D3300, however I only have one battery and want to buy a second one. Can I use an en-el14 in it?
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My Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is asking if the inserted battery is original or not. What are the implications of my answer?

I bought my Canon 5D Mark II used, and there were two 3rd party batteries included. Recently I got the 5D Mark IV, and I do not want to throw away all the batteries I own. The 3rd party batteries ...
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Turning camera ON/OFF to preserve battery?

I found myself turning camera off very soon after I make shots. For example, I walk around, see something, turn it ON; then make some shots, wait a bit and then immediately turn it OFF. Sometimes it ...
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Where is clock/backup battery on latest Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

I cannot seem to find how the canon 1DX Mark II maintains the clock and settings when the main battery is not installed. In previous models the button cell was accessible through the main battery ...
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Why are battery consumption numbers for flagship Nikon and Canon cameras so different?

I have been looking to acquire new gear and I came across a curious fact regarding the two flagship cameras. The Nikon D5 has a battery capacity of 27Wh (2500mAh, 10.8V), and a CIPA battery life of ...
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Will a Pentax K-1 charge a battery in the camera? [duplicate]

If I plug in the Pentax K-1 to a wall socket using the adapter, will it charge the battery if I leave the "on/off" switch "off"? And will it still charge the battery if I leave it "on", just at a ...
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Why does my camera battery only charge to 75%?

I have a Nikon D7000 and I have a battery problem. My battery never charges more than 75%. The charger say is full, but I put in the camera and it says 75%. Why is this, and how can I fix this ...
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Does lp-e8 battery fits to canon eos 100d

I have my old camera - canon eos 650d with many batteries lp-e8 (7,2V, 1120mAh). I would like to buy a new canon eos 100d, but I've read in specification that it uses lp-e12 battery. Can I use lp-e8 ...
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How do I turn off the LCD and EVF during timelapse on Olympus OM-D E-M1?

I want to save as much battery as possible. EVF consumes a lot of energy. Is there any way to disable both displays during timelapse shooting?
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Can I use the Nikon D810 battery with the D7100?

Can I use Nikon D810 battery on Nikon D7100? And can you charge your camera while connected to the computer and with the battery inside the camera?
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How can I fix a “Cannot communicate with battery” error on Canon T6s?

I have the same problem described in the following question but for the Canon T6s: How can I fix a "Cannot communicate with battery" error on Canon 7D? I think it is just a loose screw ...
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

I am shooting a nightlapse (RAW frames, Noise Reduction off) using my 6D with a few images every minute (I use Magic Lantern's intervalometer). My battery was in good condition and was close to full (...
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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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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 ...