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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Fri 05-Oct-12 12:32 PM
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"V1 as a "Car Camera""


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Perhaps somewhat infamously, I still use a Pronea S as my "car camera" -- it rides quietly in my car just in case a shooting opportunity comes along. I'm considering taking advantage of the Adorama offer on the V1 to replace it.

My question is pretty simple -- how long does the battery last when the camera isn't being used? Could I leave the camera in the car for a couple of months and still have it ready to rock 'n roll?

Thanks!

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Fri 05-Oct-12 12:59 PM
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I don't think it lasts for months but it does last a long time. An example. A week ago I had a 90% charged battery and my girlfriend and I went taking pictures (she using my V1). We took pictures for an hour or so, her using the LCD preview (which burns battery pretty quickly). I looked at the battery this morning and it's at 81%. I've found that it drains overall pretty slowly. I've seen it go a couple of weeks and still have some charge left. The power draw is minimal when not on so it's more about how long the EN-EL15 holds charge when inactive.

  

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I am pretty sure that mine only gets charged about once a month or so. The battery life is very good.

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 16-Oct-12 03:59 AM
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Tue 16-Oct-12 04:00 AM by KnightPhoto

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Just beware of video which draws the battery down severely. And BTW the camera gets hot when doing video.

I'd jump on one of those deals!

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