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. Thank you.
#1. "RE: Wifi battery drain in the D5300" In response to Reply # 0 Sat 25-Jan-14 09:27 PM by ericbowles
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.
#4. "RE: Wifi battery drain in the D5300" In response to Reply # 0
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.