Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 29, 2006, 4:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
redgreenblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 16
Default

Has anyone done tests on battery life while in sleep mode or disabling the camera off feature?. I'd like shoot during the day without turning the cam off and on between shots.


Thanks.

ps: Just traded my fuji s9000 in for the Rebel XT and absolutely loving this cam. Even the kit lens is at least 50% better than the fuji and I can shoot 5 raw in the same time it takes to save 1 raw on the fuji.
redgreenblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 29, 2006, 7:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
elduderino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 114
Default

I'm curious as well. I have the XT and have been turning it off and on constantly, when doing things like hiking. Probably should just leave it on in certain situations?
elduderino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2006, 5:03 AM   #3
Super Moderator
 
peripatetic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,599
Default

With my 20D when I'm out and about I leave the camera switched on. I turn it off at the end of the day, it has no noticable affect on battery life.

It's easier to do it this way because the camera is (almost instantly) ready to shoot just by touching the shutter/focus button.
peripatetic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2006, 5:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
BoYFrMSpC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 339
Default

i leave it on all day, too...

If i were to give a rough estimate... i get about 300-400 shots without a flash.

But I like to press on the shutter button a lot- so i keep forcing it to go in and out of sleep mode.

But so far I have never been able to completely drain a battery in one day.
BoYFrMSpC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2006, 11:00 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
redgreenblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 16
Default

Thanks guys, should save some wear on the switch.
redgreenblue is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:39 PM.