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Old Apr 17, 2010, 1:54 PM   #1
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For some reason, my HS-10 is SUCKING power FAST. I'm using fully-charged Eneloops and have it set for NiHm. Anybody have any thoughts or remedies?
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ya, reduce. Try these few tips.

1. reduce brightness on lcd and use the auto evf/lcd option when outside.
2. do not use continuous focusing. set it to afs. (this means it activates when shutter is pressed halfway)
3. IS set to "shooting only". THis means when you shoot, the stabalizer kicks in when shutter is pressed halfway
4. turn off af aluminator..i think that is what its called. besides it's useless for me and i mean me because i use mannual during indoors and are superior picks.
5. reduce framerate you view your video on the lcd to it's lowest to reduce battery. if its 60fps, use 30 of 15 if you have those options. I havent looked yet.
6. make sure you use good batteries and not 99 cent brand lithiums. also, make sure you set the appropriate bettery type in camera.
7. turn off high speed shooting.

there are few more tricks but i leave those alones.


There are a few more tricks to increase battery life but the main idea is you have a couple of stabalizers in there and that is what causes the battery to drain fast because the motors are working continuously.

or keep the lense cap on when not shooting but not sure if the motors are active.

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Old Apr 17, 2010, 2:56 PM   #3
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ya, reduce. Try these few tips.

1. reduce brightness on lcd and use the auto evf/lcd option when outside.
2. do not use continuous focusing. set it to afs. (this means it activates when shutter is pressed halfway)
3. IS set to "shooting only". THis means when you shoot, the stabalizer kicks in when shutter is pressed halfway
4. turn off af aluminator..i think that is what its called. besides it's useless for me and i mean me because i use mannual during indoors and are superior picks.
5. reduce framerate you view your video on the lcd to it's lowest to reduce battery. if its 60fps, use 30 of 15 if you have those options. I havent looked yet.
6. make sure you use good batteries and not 99 cent brand lithiums. also, make sure you set the appropriate bettery type in camera.


there are few more tricks but i leave those alones.


There are a few more tricks to increase battery life but the main idea is you have a couple of stabalizers in there and that is what causes the battery to drain fast because the motors are working continuously.

or keep the lense cap on when not shooting but not sure if the motors are active.
Thanks. I've been using Eneloops forever. I reset the settings suggested. I guess I'll have to just wait and see.

Thanks again.
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Thanks. I've been using Eneloops forever. I reset the settings suggested. I guess I'll have to just wait and see.

Thanks again.

ohh for 3. IS set to "shooting only". THis means when you shoot, the stabalizer kicks in when shutter is pressed halfway,

set it to 2 1 is for continuous i think.

ya mechanical and light burns out battery way faster and fuji is using a new lcd.
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lol those are the other suggestions especially the

"high speed shooting" turn it off
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Thanks, I noted that as soon as I posted the first time and am discharging the snot out of these things. WHEW! It takes a LONG time to discharge a set!!
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