This is irritating. I'll change my battery half way through a shoot, and the date and time restes. Who wants to change it when that bird your shooting is eyeing you and is judging if it should take flight or not.
Its no big deal, except I'm usaly loading it onto my Powerbook and into iPhoto to do some quick house keeping (out of focus, blured, framed all wrong, ect) and it throws them at the beguining.
Just a small peeve, and I'm woundering if I'm just doomed to deal with this as long as I use a single battery (over a battery grip to hold both my batterys).
There is an on board battery (not the EN-EL3x) that should keep the time / date / CSM settings for approximately 1 month even if the EN-EL3x is flat or removed. I would say that this battery is faulty. The word "Battery" should be flashing on the control panel if this is the case.
Tryed duplicating this problem today. I couldn't repeat it. Tryed it with the power on and removing the battery, tryed it with the power off and removing the battery. The only differene now over yesterday is I have the Nikon battery in the camera, not my thirdparty battery
When you first put a battery in the D50 it charges the internal battery, maybe the off market did not fully charge the battery and now it is fully charged. I read this in one of the D50 reviews. Hope all is well. Jim
I thinnk it just may not have had enough ummph to charge the internal battery and take that many shots. A side note my Nikon battery gave me over 500 with the flash used 50% of the time and still shows full. This is also spread over 5 weeks. My backup nikons have never been used I am now going to rotate them I get great battery life.