D500 Fully charged batteries only showing 97%

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redhed17
redhed17 Senior Member • Posts: 1,799
Re: Life is too short ...

David Lal wrote:

PaulJS1964 wrote:

Not sure if this is common or not but usually when I charge my 3 D500 OEM Nikon batteries, the battery meter in the camera shows 100%. I haven't used my camera in about 6 weeks and decided to charge the batteries. The camera's meter only shows them at 97%? Anyone else have this happen?

.. to agonise over 3% possible shortcoming in a camera battery charge level!

Sorry, but a camera and its batteries should work as designed, and to just ignore things and let stuff pass lowers expectations and lets manufacturers get away with lower standards, either with poor design, less features, or poor response to problems with either recalls or firmware fixes. If the batteries have been designed to not show 100%, then tell users.

The D500 battery situation has been a mess from the beginning, with little clear information as to whether problems have been hardware, camera and/or battery, and/or firmware. Yvmv.

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