Olympus OM-D E-M5 usage in very low temperatures

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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MatsP
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
Re: Cold affects battery capacity

wildlifr wrote:

Unless this cameras battery is different than other lithium batteries, the cold should have very little effect on battery life. It's one of the biggest advantages of lithium batteries, aside from capacity.

Are you sure? When I was out in the cold a week ago (-10) the display told me that the battery was nearly empty. After a while in a warm pocket it showed fully charged again. The camera worked fine in the cold, anyway. I had a no-brand battery, not Oly original, I may add.

I'm going skiing in the mountains in february-march, sometimes the temperature use to go down to -25 at that time of the year. We'll see what happens!

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