DP1 battery test.. part II

I felt for some time that the DP1 have much better battery life than I expected or felt at first – mainly due to the fact that my initial shooting habit changed some with time – my interest in zooming into every single detail in every image has now matured and I can relax more.

dp1 battery test - 880 shots.

I decided to make new test.
I turned off the LCD, turned on full AF and put on the external view finder. In order to take as many shots as possible I also turned on continues mode. Three pictures was taken each time. (95% of the time). ISO100 used on the first 400 – then ISO400 after that. I restarted the camera 30 times in a row to make test more real. I shot some indoor and some out door. It does take some energy to take as many shots as I did. :D In one day.

RAW files: 250 (2.97GB)
JPEG Full size: 236 (577MB)
JPEG Med size: 172 (108MB)
JPEG Low size: 218 (72MB)
Movies: 3 (total 60MB > 4min)
Sound file: 1
Total: 880

In short: LCD off – AF on – Continues mode on.
Using LCD on maybe 30-40 shots. MF used on about 20 shots.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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8 Responses to DP1 battery test.. part II

  1. Pingback: Movies and Film Blog » DP1 battery test.. part II

  2. Thanks for all the hard work and this great site Carl,i am deciding between the SD14 and the DP-1 and it is a hard choice.

    Thanks for uploading so much great info on these cameras it really is a great help.


  3. Brian! thanks for your comment. It’s fun. :) I’m sure it’s a hard choice. I’m happy I don’t have to make it.

  4. Another Brian says:

    Hi Carl. What application did you use to view your images like that (in the picture you posted)? What a great way to browse images! Please let me know where I can try out this software. Thanks.

  5. Hi Another Brian! :D

    It’s native OS X style viewing. Just select a big bunch of photos and then click “overview x objects” or something. My system is in Swedish so I don’t know the exact term.

    It’s very useful.

  6. spalbird says:

    You always find a way to stretch limits …

  7. Thats a lot power Carl … I guess that battery gets a lot better after few charge-discharge cycles…

    Thanks fos testing :-)


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