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Old Sep 20, 2004, 5:08 PM   #1
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Hello all- this may seem minor but I am wondering if during a day out taking photo's if it woud make a difference in using battery power if I just keep it on all day or if I turn the camera off when I'm not snapping.

Basically, does the process of turning the camera off and on several times a day use as much power as just leaving it on continuosly, does it even make the slightest difference ?

I have a Minolta DimageX 20, and we are only talking a span of 6-8 hours or so.

I bought the Maha charger and the Powerex 2200 batteries as per the recomendations of the great people here and I'm very happy.

Thanks to all, DK-
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 5:48 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure, but it makes sense that powering off the unit during idle periods would conserve battery power. Does your camera have a power saving mode? If so, it probably would make more sense to leave it on and allow the auto power mode to conserve power.

Batteries are cheap....have a fully charged spare set with you when out shooting.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 9:04 PM   #3
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hmm...depends if the energy saved between shots is greater than the amount of energy used to boot up...

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hmm...depends if the energy saved between shots is greater than the amount of energy used to boot up...

Vito...you're the master of the obvious sometimes... :lol::lol::lol:



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Old Sep 21, 2004, 4:30 PM   #5
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Thank you to the both of you I was basically trying to figure out the same thing in regards to power usage, which is greater, leaving it on continuosly or turning it on and off, which uses more power ? I am thinking that itis not a major issue either way, I imagine the power difference is minute.

I guess that's why we have rechargeable batteries

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