NEX-6 major design flaw

Started Jun 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mike Sivcevic
Mike Sivcevic OP Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: NEX-6 major design flaw

Letsgokoulos wrote:

Mike, just a little word : leaving the camera in preview mode is costing you much more in battery life than the constant pre-focusing...

Marc

Thanks Marc. I thought otherwise, this is why. My understanding is that when in preview mode the only power consumed is for displaying the picture from the card to the LCD screen.

When in live mode, the camera is using power to prefocus, process the picture by the sensor (in order to send it to EVF or LCD), and of course for displaying. Also, according to the manual, the EVF consumes more power than the LCD.

So, unless I turn the camera off, or let it go to sleep mode, I thought that review mode would be more economical than the live mode.

I went out today but not for as long as I was hoping to, so couldn't really measure how the battery performed as I was turning the camera off whenever I knew I'd have more than a minute or two between shots.

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