A65 battery life/drain

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Questions thread
labe Veteran Member • Posts: 5,866
Sony battery drain is well known....

I have had many sony dslrs/slts ,nex etc and they have all suffered dormant battery drain. A good friend of mine owns a camera shop and all his sony cams are the same.  It seems the cameras internal clocks are to blame. Some cameras are worse than others.

What i have found is that if you charge a battery up and leave it out of the camera it holds its charge no problem. If the same battery is placed in the camera it goes flat after a few weeks if left unused. So what ive done is buy cheap batteries to leave in the camera when been stored or not used. Charge up my sony batteries and leave them in the bag but out of the camera. When i want to use the camera i swap the batteries out and put the cheapo on charge while im out . I am getting 350-500 shots before the battery runs low by doing this. Hope this helps you out. Cheers Paul UK

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