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04-01-2008, 01:06 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
When you put your camera down at night, can you tell me exactly what you had done that day with the camera and when it was last charged?

The reason for asking is as follows.

On my K10D my experience is that the indicator will show fully charged up to the point that you have about 10 shots left, and then you rapidly show half charged and wind up dead.

In simple terms the battery indicator is really only a battery about to die indicator.

You might have been just about to show the battery was running out, and the dormant mode power consumption took it the rest of the way.
That must be it. I suppose the battery was almost dead after the day. The remaining charge might not have been enough for the camera to come up again the next day. Maybe there was a little change in temperature over the night (just a couple of degrees), which sometimes influences voltage a bit as well.

It hasn't happened yet with an almost full battery, not even after several days.

I will definitely get another battery and keep an eye on this.

Anyway, the battery indicator leaves room for improvement (PENTAX, are you listening?) ...

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