Nikon D800 battery life

Let me be clear: I love the Nikon D800. But there is something that really bugs me. And that is the battery life. I took my camera on a business trip this week. The battery ran out after 250 photos. Granted a lot of them were long exposure (5-15 seconds), but this is almost ridiculous. My D300s seemed to last for weeks.

However, the battery is on  re-call. I just found out. Will call Nikon on Monday to get a replacement. I do hope that this will fix the problem. 250 photos is not enough.

5 comments

  1. Hello. Don,t you think the battery in your nikon 800 may be defective?. Because 250 shots even at 5-15 seconds exposure appears to me unusual. By the way i like your photographs. regards.

    Hussein

  2. Hello – It seems that the new battery is working much better. I have not had much time to test. I just took around 100 photos (most of them with 1s+ exposure) and the battery gauge has not moved a bit. Will send an update once I know more. But this is looking good so far.
    By the way, they exchange process from Nikon was quite good.

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