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06-25-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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K200D: about lithium battery durability

Hi all,
today the enclosed Lithium battery of my K200D ended their charge. I read that someone of you are interested on the performance result of the Lithium.
Using a Sandisk Extreme III card, I took a total of 932 shots where: 154 with the built-in flash; 28 were RAW+JPEG. All the JPEGs were 10 megapixel and SR was always turned on.
The medium shutter time of the shots is about 1/80.

Hope my experience could help.

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Pretty much my experience too - about 900 exposures.

For info I also found that even after the camera thought the batteries were exhausted, they actually still retained a decent amount of charge.

It seems the camera is doesn't drain the batteries completely before it says they are flat. I keep the used batteries for a while and they have been able to happily power other devices (wall clock, penlight torch etc) for a long time after they came out of the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ntx Quote
Hi all,
today the enclosed Lithium battery of my K200D ended their charge. I read that someone of you are interested on the performance result of the Lithium.
Using a Sandisk Extreme III card, I took a total of 932 shots where: 154 with the built-in flash; 28 were RAW+JPEG. All the JPEGs were 10 megapixel and SR was always turned on.
The medium shutter time of the shots is about 1/80.

Hope my experience could help.

Bye
Jenner

Yes, that seems about right. I think I got about 1000 shots+ last year out of the initial lithium set. I didn't check exactly since it spanned several trips actually. But I was using external flash.
06-25-2009, 11:50 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
It seems the camera is doesn't drain the batteries completely before it says they are flat.
I noticed it too. The camera showed a flat charge but I was able to playback photos or even take new one with manual focus: the AF stopped working (that's how I noticed the batteries were empty).

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Considering the flash use that sounds like what Pentax state. Ill keep using my NiMH rechargeables though, with the original lithiums as backup.
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