EN-EL9 battery holding it's charge?
Hello. I'm thinking of buying a D60 and wondered what the EN-EL9 battery is like for holding it's charge when not in use? As an enthusiastic amateur there are (unfortunately) periods when I may not pick up the camera for several weeks. Does the battery still hold it's charge over a long period of time? Thanks very much for any replies.
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TXCiclista Registered since 15th May 2006Sun 03-Aug-08 11:04 PM
As a Li-Ion battery, it will hold its charge for a reasonably long period of time. "Several weeks" would never be a real concern unless you had stored it mostly discharged (say 15-20%). Even then, you'd get more than a few shots out of it. The best rule of thumb is to just charge it after any significant use (we charge my wife's when she gets to the point that it's time to download pictures). If you went out for a weekend of shooting, you would do well to charge it when you got home. After the initial "break in" period though, I would be surprised to see even a 5% drop in capacity per week (I would expect 2-3%). As an "enthusiastic amateur," you should have no real worries with the EN-EL9.
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