Loss of GPS in the NEW A77II

Started Jun 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Allan Olesen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,387
The myth of the battery hungry GPS once again!

nandbytes wrote:

SLT (and mirrorless especially) already have less battery life than a traditional DSLR. So if I am on travel and need to conserve battery guess what gets turned off first. the GPS...

In the Canon 6D, the GPS is turned on, even when the camera is off. It will drain the battery in 5 days.

In the Sony a77, the GPS is only turned on when the camera is on and not in standby. Even without GPS, I don't think I can run much more than 6 hours in this condition.

So if everything else than the GPS will drain the battery in 6 hours, and the GPS will drain the camera in 120 hours, how much difference do you think that turning the GPS on or off will do?

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