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02-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Charger shows 100%. Camera shows less.

New K-3 w/ 1.02 firmware. New Pentax-branded batteries. New grip.
Charger shows both batteries at 100% but the LCD shows things to be, say approx 90%.

Note: switch batteries doesn't change this behavior. Taking the grip off doesn't change this behavior.
I'm not worried at all, but just was wondering if anyone else experienced this?

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02-17-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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Doesn't the LCD just have 4 readouts: full, 2/3, 1/3, and empty?

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02-17-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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ok, I was being generous.
it is showing max - 1 "notch".
If that is "2/3" then that is what it is showing.

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02-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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That's weird. Bad/old battery perhaps? If not, then Pentax may not have fully ironed out the K-3's battery metering issues yet.


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I would keep shooting with it and see how it does. I remember running into problems with a previous Pentax body, the Kx, with battery capacity displays. It would show depleted and I could still get a good 300 shots off of a set of Lithium AAs in it. THey fixed that in a later firmware update.
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