Only ~50 still pics per Sony NEX 7 battery ??

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Only ~50 still pics per Sony NEX 7 battery ??
May 9, 2012

I have just taken my 6 weeks old NEX 7 on a trip and pictures come easy.

BUT, but the battery is near dead every night ...

Last night after taking 46 pics with it in the day, it would not take the 47th for the simple reason that the battery had only 4% charge left. That morning I started out with 78% charge on the battery indicator.

Today I started with a fresh 100 % loaded Sony battery and after 37 pics (still photos) there is but 26 % charge left now. I did download my pics though lightroom, though.

Is that battery depletion excessive?

I thought one full charge would last for around 200+ shots.

I shoot RAW only; set 20 seconds for camera to go to sleep, I turn the camera off after every couple of shots until I find another worthy subject etc.

I am afraid this NEX has to go back to SONY. Any experience with turn-around time and their reliability ?

Thanks and I have no idea what the NEX is doing with all that electricity ... it does not get hot or such either ...

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