Loss of GPS in the NEW A77II

Started Jun 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Allan Olesen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,391
Re: The myth of the battery hungry GPS once again!
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nandbytes wrote:

GPS being left turned on and actually being actively used could be two different things. If the GPS on my phone is being used it drains the battery in 2-3 hours where my phone normally lasts 2 full days.

And I have a GPS logger which can log continuously for 15-20 hours on a battery which is much smaller than the battery in my camera.

So I think we should forget about anecdotal evidence from GPS enabled non-camera hardware.

I don't know how much battery the GPS drains when its being actively used in A77 vs. when not used at all. If you have that metric I will happily stand corrected.

I don't. I have never experienced any difference which was so significant that I bothered to test it more precisely. I just keep the GPS on.

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