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stevelink3 Registered since 20th Apr 2013Sat 25-Jan-14 06:30 PM
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"Wifi battery drain in the D5300"


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Greetings!
As a new D5300 user, I successfully implemented the wifi capability with it and my iPhone 5. However, I am noticing a quite substantial "hit" on battery life! For example, at 100% charged, after only a few (10) exposures using wifi, the battery drops to 35%. Is this normal? Perhaps a firmware update will improve this, although I don't expect to being using that feature much regardless, as I usually post process my images before distributing anyway, and the ML-3 IR remote works just fine.
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 25-Jan-14 08:25 PM
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Sat 25-Jan-14 08:27 PM by ericbowles

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Take a look at the manual for custom settings. Typically there is a setting to enable or disable wifi.

There is a similar function for GPS. The function is called the Standby Timer and it is found in the custom settings menu. You want to Enable the Standby Timer to extend battery life. I think the wifi setting will be similar.


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factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007Mon 27-Jan-14 04:13 AM
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I hope you are right. I am considering the 5300 for the wifi.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberMon 27-Jan-14 01:47 PM
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I am now using a Meike D5200 grip and two Vivatar batteries.
This has not only extended my shooting considerable,
but my lens no longer hits my TriPod mount.

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 28-Jan-14 12:01 PM
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#4. "RE: Wifi battery drain in the D5300"
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Just a question. Do you also have Location Data enabled. If the camera is searching for satellites to record your location, you'll go through batteries much faster. The manual only suggest an on-off setting for this function. Other cameras with the GP-1 offer the option to only activate a search for satellites when the shutter is partially depressed, so you do not continue to search during idle time.

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