OMD EM5 Battery Performance

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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DanLeffel New Member • Posts: 24
OMD EM5 Battery Performance

I just received my EM5 last week and yesterday did my first full day shoot with it. I was using the battery grip, and only was able to shoot about 360 images before the battery was totally gone, all within about 3 hours of shooting! And I hardly used the rear LCD at all!

I am used to my Canon 5DMK2 and 7D, where I could shoot for a couple of days and over 1000 images on a single battery. I do alot of hiking and don't have access to electricity for days at a time to charge batteries. I had hoped the EM5 could be a light weight replacement for my heavy Canon gear, but this battery performance could be a show stopper, unless I carry around 6 batteries!

Does the battery performance improve once the battery has been thru a couple of charge/discharge cycles?

Thanks!

Dan Leffel
http://www.boldlightphoto.com

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