Battery drain with D850?

Started Oct 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
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gnagel Veteran Member • Posts: 7,580
Battery drain with D850?

So, I received my D850 a couple of days ago along with the included EN-EL15a battery.

Before turning on the camera, I made sure to charge the battery fully. Then, I placed it in the camera and started working my way through the settings. I had the camera on for a couple of hours...mostly experimenting with some shots, adjusting the settings, etc. I only took about 40 images--but the LCD was on for much of that time. To my surprise, the battery had only about 10% of its power remaining.

I charged the battery fully again. The next morning, I spent some time calibrating a number of my lenses using the Auto AF Fine Tuning feature. After about an hour of doing this, I noticed that my battery took another pretty big hit and needed to be recharged again.

This morning, I started with a 100% charge and then turned Live View on for about 2 minutes. The percentage dropped to 96% that quickly!

I'm getting a little concerned that perhaps my D850 is draining the battery too quickly. Or, maybe it's the battery itself? Or, maybe the battery needs to charge for a few cycles before its life improves?

I have Airplane Mode turned on so that the camera won't be looking for any wireless connections.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.


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