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12-04-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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pentax k3 problem battery

A few days ago I own a Pentax k3, so good until I do not notice that the battery does not last long, basically after about 150/200 shots bait the writing on the dispay (battery) I have to close riaccendare to continue, after some shots the problem I have yet returns to power cycle to continue, someone with this problem?

12-04-2013, 03:58 AM   #2
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You're from Italy? If you're in Trento it may be very cold and that could be the cause for the weak battery.
Otherwise I don't know what could be the cause.

Faceva molto freddo quando la batteria faceva questi problemi?
12-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #3
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I just upgraded to K3 from K20D , & I believed that the K3 need more power than my old K20D even though the capacity for K3 is 1860 mAH which is 240 mAH higher than K20D
if fact, I just took around 250 shots to-day & found out that battery indecator showed only 2/3 left compared to my old K20D which usually showed 3/3
better to have a spare ready all the time
12-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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I was inside the house, termosifosi off but all in all it was not very cold, the battery and the original, I tried other batteries with the same result, after cica 200 shots on display exits the written LOW BATTERY, I close my power back then still another 100 shots I have to replace the battery

12-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #5
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The battery should improve after a few charge/discharge cycles..., I had the same problem with my K-30, also started with about 200, now I get over 1000 clicks on the same battery.
12-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #6
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Thanks ALTOPIET, I hope that it is so
12-04-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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I wonder if the rear screen is a factor. It is big, bright and on all the time with the K-3 default settings.

More generally I note how quickly tablet and smartphone screens drain the battery on these devices too, so it could be.
12-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #8
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i keep the rear display off, and lowest light on the mini top screen and i get around 400 shots ... thats all raw plus some HDR until it starts having 1 batt line.. i'm on the 3rd cycle of recharge


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