GM1 - Battery performance

Started Aug 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
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sea_dragon Contributing Member • Posts: 756
GM1 - Battery performance

Hi guys,

Can anyone that owns the GM1 let me know how you are finding the battery life?  I realize the CIPA rating is 230 shots, but as we all know, real world experience may be quite different.

I shoot mostly stills and maybe a bit of video.

What I'm trying to figure out is if a GM1 with 2 batteries would get me through a day walking around a park at Disney World.  I usually bring my GH3 with me, but I'm thinking of the GM1 simply for the convenience of it's size and not having to carry a camera bag.

I actually did own a GM1 for one night but I returned it the next day due to a defect in the on-screen level gauge (it was out of calibration by quite a bit).  We leave on Saturday for our trip to Orlando and am still thinking about trying one again.

The sales guy at Henry's also recommended an Olympus E-PL5 as it's a bit smaller than the GH3, but is still much larger than the GM1.

Thanks for any replies.

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