A7RIII - getting poor battery life

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tgsih Junior Member • Posts: 29
A7RIII - getting poor battery life

Hey guys,

I was excited to get my A7RIII a couple of days ago and after using it for a bit I've really been disappointed with the battery life so far. I have not had the chance to test it for a whole day yet but I lost almost half the battery after just a couple hours of pretty mild shooting (some mid bursts mixed in there). Just playing around in the menus for a few minutes and the battery % drops a couple of percent. I have also noticed the battery drains quite quickly when I just leave it on and let it sleep (maybe 1%/hour). Granted this is similar to my experience with the A7RII but the increased battery life was one of the main selling points for this camera.

Has this been the experience of other's as well? Do I have a faulty battery maybe? I am shooting a 6-8 hour event this weekend and it doesn't look like one battery will be enough. Luckily I still have my A7RII as backup.

Thanks!

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