Think I know what my D800 battery life has been so poor....

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Andrew Ellis
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Think I know what my D800 battery life has been so poor....
Oct 9, 2012

Well, coming from a D3, D700 and a D300s I was a little bummed at the D800's seemingly poor battery life. Since I got it in July, I've only ever managed to get about 300-400 shots off one battery.

I think it's as simple as I've been chimping too much on the LCD. I've become so astounded at the detail this body can resolve, I must be looking at and zooming into almost every photo.

Anyway, this week I've been to out local zoo, took 550 photos and today at my favourite bird hide took another 324 shots on the same battery making 874 shots with 47% battery still left, so I should go well over the 1000 mark. This as well is considering I'm  shooing full resolution 14bit Raws and Jpeg Large to different cards. Not too shabby after all.  Only difference is I ve not been checking the shots anything like as frequently.

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