RX100M5 Battery life - dependable at all?

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KBKB Senior Member • Posts: 2,907
Re: RX100M5 Battery life - dependable at all?

Sener wrote:

Hello,

In all reviews of the camera I'm reading about 220 CIPA shots and how expected battery life drastically dropped as they moved forward the iterations. I know it's about the video features. But...

I'll only be considering this camera to shoot stills. I rarely shoot video. My late RX100M3 was very dependable in terms of this; it gave me 2+ good days of shooting (I keep the camera switched off between shots).

How's the M5 doing in this scenario?

My shooting style is the same - I turn the camera off between shots and shoot only stills.

I also own both the M3 and the M5.  I still use the M3 when doing hikes around water or in similar situations.

With regard to battery life, I haven't noticed any difference between the M3 and the M5. I can't think of a time when I've had the battery run out on me.  I do, however, download the pictures and recharge the battery at the end of the day.  When I've checked, it usually shows that it has at least half the charge left.

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