Battery usage experience on vacation; Olympus E-M1.

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  1. ac12

    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Dec 5, 2017
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    My back from vacation results of battery usage with my Olympus E-M1.

    I took 3 batteries + 2 chargers. And I needed them all.
    The batteries lasted about 4 hours of heavy use in my E-M1.
    Battery-1 went empty at about 11am, battery 2 went empty at about 4pm, then I was on my last battery (#3). Based on usage, battery-3 would go empty at about 8 or 9pm. I was hoping that battery-3 would not go empty on me, and luckily it did not.
    A LONG HEAVY day, without access to AC power, may call for 4 batteries.

    As soon as I got to the hotel, I started charging 2 batteries at the same time.
    Then charging battery-3 as soon as one of the 2 finished.

    The trains thankfully had 110vAC so that I could plug my charger in, and charge as soon as I pulled the empty battery out.

    The E-M1 battery does not rapid charge, so it takes a few hours to charge up.
    If I start the charge as soon as I got to the hotel, it would be charged before bed time, and I could put #3 into the charger over-night. Then I would start the day with 3 fully charged batteries.

    This battery usage was quite a change for me, where my DSLR could easily go a full day (or two) on one battery.

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  2. vikinguy

    vikinguy TPF Noob!

    Oct 1, 2018
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    Yeah, em1 mark ii has a better battery. But it's not quite DSLR.

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