GX9 Battery Life

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GX9 Battery Life

I recently acquired a GX9.

This is at least my fourth m43 camera, so a long term user of m43 and other EVFs of all ilk. In fact I'm whittling down my GAS fueled menagerie to just m43 and Nikon Z.

My only disappointment with the GX9 is battery life. I've used all ilk of EVF cameras for years, including at least two prior Panasonic m43, but battery life with the GX9 so far has been, shall we say, disappointing. Less than 100 raw shots, one or two flash, maybe a minute total of 4k video, plus/minus.

Its a physically small battery so no expectations it will match the output of a Nikon Z battery. But what I'm seeing is significantly less than what's advertised. I don't think menu fiddling time is excessive, could be a factor.

Is this battery life typical for GX9 users? Any recommendations about third party batteries or using a second Panasonic battery with one of those third-party chargers?  The GX9 uses only in-camera charging but I need to have an external charger for secondary batteries. Having used third party batteries, regardless of user ratings, I have found its a lottery with some astounding wins, but mostly not.

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