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10-21-2015, 04:06 AM   #1
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K3 II Battery Life and GPS

I am looking for some feedback on people's battery life with the k3ii. Ideally with gps on, but without it would also be useful. The manual suggests 720 shots per battery, but I assume this is with GPS turned off.

I am hoping to upgrade to the k3ii before my next trip which will include a 10 day hike with no charging opportunites.

I am currently using a k30 with the o-gps. I get about a day and a half gps tagging using an eneloop aaa battery in the o-gps and around 600 shots with the dli90 battery or around 1000 with 4 aa eneloops.

Obviously I will need a fair number of batteries for the k3ii for this trip, but your feedback will enable me to make a judgement on how many I'd need. (most likely 3rd party DSTE as I am in the UK)

The other option is the grip so I could use my aa batteries, but I've read there have been some problems with using aa eneloops in the grip using the original k3 (only getting a handful of shots with aa eneloops, but much better with lithium aa)

Another possibility is using a powerbank and a usb charger, just trying to find the thread and forum member that does this.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


10-21-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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Can't give you any exact figures on my limited time with the new acquisitions but with a few walkabouts, gps and grip on, am not seeing lithium battery fall below 50%. The price of a few (non-Pentax) lithiums may not be prohibitive. Only real drain have noticed is with Flucard.

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