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Battery life of GH3 battery?


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Does anybody know how long the 'package' battery of the GH3 lives - how many hours when filming?

The xtra battery grip is rather expensive so.... 

 

Thanxs for the effort!

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I just filmed my friend's daughter's recital.  Hour and a half straight and still 3 bars.  GH2 I would be well into the 2nd battery.  Nice that the new battery is almost the same size as the 5d's battery.  I have two pre-ordered with B&H anyway, should be here by Monday.

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Hour and a half straight and still 3 bars is great! But I don't understand why you'd get such short time with the GH2. I can shoot or over 2 hours straight without the battery dying on me.

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The batteries never lasted over an hour.  At 45min mark I'm always at 1 bar, flashing after another 5 min.  I used the GH2 with the GH3 last night, had to change the battery mid-way.  It's why I have 4 batteries for each of my GH2's. So far so good for the GH3!!

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Are these batteries sold separate? I can't find them on the internet - how much will they be?

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They're $79.95 from B&H.  In stock!  The battery code is Panasonic DMW-BLF19.

 

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Mine are coming in Monday.  I've also read from other GH3 users that the battery lasts 4 hours, takes 3 hours to charge.  I'll find out more with more of my tests this weekend.

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I shot for almost 3 hours and still 3 bars.  New battery is awesome!  Now I wish I only bought 1 extra.  Oh well good to have extras.

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Thank you all and especially Nahua!

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