Rant about GH1's short battery life!

Started Aug 23, 2009 | Discussions thread
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PeteAce
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Rant about GH1's short battery life!
Aug 23, 2009

Ok, coming from Nikon D300, this GH1 battery really sucks bad! I would like to ask if this is normal --

Battery fully charged the night before, took the camera to a hiking trip and kept it turned on for about 3 and a half hour (using only EVF, LCD turned off, 3 secs preview and 2 mins power save), I was only able to get a total of 95 shots, including 3 short videos (less than 20 seconds each) before it ran out of battery.

I know the GH1 review here mentioned about the shorter battery life but come on... isn't it rated at 300 photos? Do they expect us to take all 300 shots in 10 minutes?

I'm trying to get an extra battery (and it's so expensive), but at this rate I probably need more than that. I would like to ask if this is normal for all you GH1 users? Or do I just expect too much from it?

Thanks for your time.

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