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Old May 12, 2010, 8:46 AM   #1
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Default What is the true Battery Life for the DSC-HX5V for Pictures & HD Video?

I am curious about the real-life battery life of the DSC-HX5V Sony Camera.

How many pictures do you guys typically get on a full battery charge?

How many minutes of HD video can you record on a full battery charge?

Do you use Aftermarket or OEM batteries?

How many spare batteries do you recommend having?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Old May 12, 2010, 9:46 AM   #2
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In mixed shooting with the Sony HX5, I plan on 250 photos, and carry one spare battery as a back up. The OEM batteries are not that expensive and I have a total of three of them.

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In mixed shooting with the Sony HX5, I plan on 250 photos, and carry one spare battery as a back up. The OEM batteries are not that expensive and I have a total of three of them.

Sarah Joyce
Any ideas on how many minutes of HD video can be shot on a battery? I have heard reports on a full charge one can only shoot about 25 to 35 minutes of HD video, which was a little concerning.

Thanks again for your expertise.
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When shooting video exclusively I can do 39 to 48 minutes on a single charge.

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When shooting video exclusively I can do 39 to 48 minutes on a single charge.

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Thanks for the heads up! I am hoping to utilize the DSC-HX5V as our primary camera + camcorder during our vacation, as the video quality is pretty awesome. I suppose I will buy a few spare batteries to ensure that I have enough battery-life as I am estimating on shooting at least an hour or two of video per day in addition to a few hundred photos.

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