Thu 28-Mar-13 01:16 AM | edited Thu 28-Mar-13 01:21 AM by gqtuazon
>I also have a D800 and have left the camera on for several days with >no loss in the battery power. Before you send it in, I would take off >the MB-D12 and see if that has anything to do with the power loss. > >If it still happens then you should have it checked out. > >Good Luck, >Bill
Thanks for sharing this info Bill. I didn't realize that the battery life could be better. I could only hope that my camera can behave that way without draining the battery even just for a full day.
I've always thought it had something to do with the newer processor since it takes a lot more computing power to process the NEF files of the D800 and that it has bigger LCD screen compared to the D700 which I used to have.
To get a better data, I just installed a freshly charged battery inside the camera with the grip off and turned "on" the camera to observe and record the drain rate. I'll continue to monitor this and should have more accurate representation within the next several hours.