DSLR batts


Status
Not open for further replies.

chucks

New Member
Dec 6, 2002
157
0
0
Visit site
#2
tmc17479 said:
How come they do not make dslrs that uses AA batts?
Well, the massive power drain is one reason. But there r DSLRs tt have battery grip that accepts AA batts.
 

Clown

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 24, 2003
3,779
1
0
Singapore
#3
hmmm.... then apparently my S2pro has been using solar power all along.. :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

joking..
 

AReality

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
4,458
0
0
VisualJournalist.net
#4
I wish they'll release the nuclear powered batteries soon...
Dunno Y they're keeping that technology a secret...
 

Larry

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2002
5,499
0
0
44
singapore
www.larryloh.com
#5
chucks said:
Well, the massive power drain is one reason. But there r DSLRs tt have battery grip that accepts AA batts.
chucks is right. e.g. the D100 battery grip can use AA batteries, but they don't last very long, less than 100 shots in fact. also the S2 Pro uses AA size batteries, but the short battery life is one of the major grouses of S2 users.
 

Clown

Moderator
Staff member
Mar 24, 2003
3,779
1
0
Singapore
#7
well S2pro can use a modified MB16.. it uses AA and CR123. the original combination lasts about 500shots with the CR123 dying out first.

when used with the MB16, which replaces the CR123, i remember it lasted longer.. 600 shots?

anyway the S2pro can run solely on AA, with the CR123 slots empty. =)
 

Jan 18, 2002
398
0
0
Singapore
Visit site
#8
S2pro battery system is good, tested in 0 degree, snowing condition just last week, quite long lasting. So afraid the camera might breakdown at that low temperature. But luckily it didn't. :D Hope fully it didn't had any internal injury and breakdown later. :D
 

ericp

New Member
Apr 27, 2003
577
0
0
Visit site
#9
Larry said:
also the S2 Pro uses AA size batteries, but the short battery life is one of the major grouses of S2 users.
Perhaps compared to the battery systems in the D100 & 10D, but you'll hear no grousing from this S2Pro user, Larry :bsmilie:

A set of fully-charged 2100mAH NiMH AAs will last 600-700 frames, with reviewing in between, and I have 4 sets ;p
 

showtime

New Member
May 2, 2003
984
0
0
39
Singapore
Visit site
#10
ericp said:
Perhaps compared to the battery systems in the D100 & 10D, but you'll hear no grousing from this S2Pro user, Larry :bsmilie:

A set of fully-charged 2100mAH NiMH AAs will last 600-700 frames, with reviewing in between, and I have 4 sets ;p
really? thats fantastic...
i dont think the D100 achieves that on a single li-ion battery... feels like about 500-600 shots... always thought that the D100 came out champs on power issues..
 

espn

Deregistered
Dec 20, 2002
21,905
0
0
Planet Nikon
#11
The D100 uses 7.4V of power. Although the MB-D100 uses 6AA, ultimately, it's only 6 x 1.2 = 7.2V, thus the batteries after 100 shots (approx) or so dies off.

Did a lot of AF on it on sat and sun, the batteries finally died off yesterday night. Used them since last sunday (16/11).

Thought it should last longer then that too, mabbe I overdid it. Hmmm.

Edited: Was using both original EN-EL3. :)
 

sebastiansong

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 20, 2002
1,556
0
0
45
Singapore
www.pbase.com
#12
most battery usage is based on conservative users...

if you are the type who like to

a)preview and use lcds;
b)use is/vr lens;
c)continuous af;
d)prefocus lock

then the battery life would be much shorter
 

Status
Not open for further replies.