Canon S120 Battery Issues

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boogisha
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Re: Canon S120 Battery Issues, my tests seemed fine
In reply to brianj, 8 months ago

brianj wrote:

Same problem as the SX280, here is the link to the canon forums, there is 86 pages of angry people. http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/PowerShot/SX280-battery-life-shooting-video/td-p/22489

It is interestiing that this problem appears to be in all the new models using the DIGIC 6 processing chipset. For canon to release another camera with the same problem, after what has been a disaster with the SX280 is pure incompetance, you have to wonder what has happened to a once great company.

Brian

Please note that he doesn`t have the problem with shooting video (only), but operating the camera at all, that seems to be pretty different (worse). Generalizing and making assumptions like this doesn`t help anyone.

I was afraid that there was some DIGIC 6 video related issue, too, but the test I did reassured me, there is nothing wrong with it - http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52712871, my S120 seems to work as expected (it took almost half an hour of video recording for the low battery indicator to appear, while it took ~54 minutes of video in total before it turned off for the first time, which would allow for a few more minutes to reach the user guide specified 1h mark).

PhotoNUT wrote:

Here is my problem, battery issues with my new Canon S120, it appears I am not alone. See video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1jdYLlTrNo

From what you described, even not using video recording at all but simply operating the camera, it seems as a malfunctioning device to me (either camera orbattery), my S120 doesn`t behave like that. The only problem I have with mine is if I forget to recharge it for a week or few, while I do use it constantly

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