I have a new D7100 and my question is in regard to the Power on/off switch. If I forget to turn it off, the battery runs completely down overnight. My D70 and D300 do not drain the battery that way. I have searched the manual and on Google but can't seem to find any info about it.
Just wondering if it is normal or if my D7100 has a problem compared to my past experience with my other cameras.
There is something with the D7100 that does not appear to be normal in this regard as compared to my D90. Mine does this as well so I have taken to turning it off. Have to get a second battery just in case I forget to turn it off.
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You might want to check the setting for the Standby Timer. A long time delay before going to standby will result in shorter battery life. I would sugguest setting the timer for a few seconds, then see what happens. If you still experience the battery rundown issue then you have a very undesirable feature in the D7100. You said you were going to try another battery. That was my next sugguestion. Did that work?
Good Morning, I wanted to double check my D7100 in case I misspoke regarding my camera not experiencing the problem also. I fully charged a battery last night and left my camera on. Now, eight hours later it is still showing 100% charge. BillD80 maybe correct, maybe a faulty on/off switch. It is strange that the light is staying on.
>>The light in the control panel on top of the camera >doesn't >>ever go out unless the switch is turned off so I'm >thinking >>the camera doesn't power down like my D300. > >You mean the light, or the data? The light for the panel >should turn off after a short while, not to return until you >rotate the power button past "on" to turn it on >again. > >Is the camera being put away in a case where slight, constant >pressure might be placed on the shutter release? That would >drain the battery. > >I wonder if there's a defect in the power switch...
The light & the data in the control panel do not go out. I left the camera on last night for about 4 hours, the light and the data were still on, the battery was half way down. I think I will have to send it to Nikon repair. It's just too easy to accidentally leave it on and end up with a dead battery, especially since I'm used to not turning it off with my D300.
The control panel light should only come on when the power switch is moved to the light symbol. The switch should return to the on position when released and the light should go off after a few seconds. That the light is staying on, indicates a bad switch or an internal logic problem inside the camera. It definately sounds like your camera is in for a trip to Nikon.
The control panel light on my D7100 goes off after nine seconds. The standby timer is set for four seconds but the display stays on. What does change after four seconds is the ISO setting changes to number of shots left on the memory card.
Good morning to all here. Before retiring to bed last night, I put a fully charged battery into my D7100 and left it on. This morning, the display was still on and the battery symbol was showing a full charge. I did note last night, that the display in the viewfinder switched off after four seconds. I also had a little play with my D700 last night. The display stayed on and the display in the viewfinder switched off after four seconds.
I have had mine about a month , left on AF-C and powered up since day one . I have never had an issue with battery drain . Battery has only had one recharge other than the first day and is now showing 75% .
I have an even worse problem with my new D7100. I have had it for one month. 3 days ago it refused to turn off when I switched the switch to off. The only way it will go off is to remove the battery. It immediately goes back on when battery placed back in even if the on/off switch is on off. While camera is in off position can take picture with shutter release, press info and i screens and they will go on. I spoke to Nikon and they appear clueless and asked me to send it in for repair. I am not a happy camper!! Any thoughts.
The power switch is likely shorted so Nikon will be able to repair it easily. I would expect it can be done very quickly and does not require a complete tear down. Since the switch is not a power switch in the usual sense, in that battery power does not route through it before the rest of the circuit, it is possible that a factory reset could resolve it however. The switch controls the power control circuit that puts it into sleep mode but never fully powers down the camera unless the battery is removed. Try the two button reset described in the manual and if that does not resolve the problem send it off quickly so you can get it back quickly and be a happy camper again..... Stan St Petersburg Russia
I am curious as to why people leave their cameras turned on overnight. I always shut mine off unless taking a picture to preserve battery life. Should I be running the battery down to full discharge, or nearly full discharge, from time to time? Never did this with my now 5-year-old D90. Just acquired a D7100. I have spare batteries for both and I rotate them regularly.
I don't normally leave it on overnight, I was just trying to see what would happen. Also, it won't shut off the view screen after the 4 sec. is up without pushing the shutter button half way. I have been gone on a photo trip for a few days so I haven't contacted Nikon yet but I am going to do so. I have to shut it completely off after each shot in order to preserve the battery, that is not what should be required.
"I have an even worse problem with my new D7100. I have had it for one month. 3 days ago it refused to turn off when I switched the switch to off. The only way it will go off is to remove the battery. It immediately goes back on when battery placed back in even if the on/off switch is on off. While camera is in off position can take picture with shutter release, press info and i screens and they will go on. I spoke to Nikon and they appear clueless and asked me to send it in for repair. I am not a happy camper!!"
I spoke to Nikon service and they appeared clueless. Just told me to send it back to them for exam. Will give follow up when I here the diagnosis.
I spoke >to Nikon and they appear clueless and asked me to send it in >for repair. I am not a happy camper!!" > >I spoke to Nikon service and they appeared clueless. Just told >me to send it back to them for exam. Will give follow up when >I here the diagnosis.
I suspect they'll continue to be clueless until they actually have it in their hands. Then they'll fix it.