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Panasonic Lumix S1, Battery Issue?, Shut Off at 20%


PannySVHS

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That´s a tricky one for professional projects or projects where others rely on dependable tools. @Geoff_L Thank you for your input! I will see what I will do with mine. Image and ergos and mount are just too good to let go. Will give me some thinking and maybe some tinkering, if I keep it. cheers

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17 minutes ago, PannySVHS said:

That´s a tricky one for professional projects or projects where others rely on dependable tools. @Geoff_L Thank you for your input! I will see what I will do with mine. Image and ergos and mount are just too good to let go. Will give me some thinking and maybe some tinkering, if I keep it. cheers

You are right, I am not a pro (yet 😄 ) so I will wait to see how the situation evolve... but I will have an eye on the next canon bodies, because half of my lenses are EF. As you said, image and ergos are so good, and Sigma will surely announce more lenses, so waiting may be a good thing. The camera has no problem other than that (ah, yes, the sd card door... feels unfinished, as many have reported, but I fixed it by using a smallrig cage eheh).

Oh, and on the photo side, because I use it for 50/50, it is a pure joy also !

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Darn, this cam delivers with its tiny h265 75mbit flavour. Unbelieveable image quality for a codec like this. Shouldnt be that good! Battery life: Shot  with it down to 40 percent. Next day turned the cam on and after pressing record it went down to 20 percent, which lasted me only a very few minutes of filming, 8bit 4k 50p really ran down these last 20 percent fast. I will keep the camera and will have to be equipped with three additional original batteries and an additional solid charging solution. Additional charger needs to be mechanically solid and especially not worse regarding charging than the cumbersome usb-charger-usb-box-cable-long-snake-solution.

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I have been using Panasonic cameras for 10 years and this is the only one which I regularly have the fear of low battery. I'm not used to this. Man, my GH4 was able to record 3 hour long 4K videos and still wouldn't hit the wall! I never thought that Pana would disappoint me in this regard.

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OK, I think I have enough of this ! Just picked up my S1, turned it on, check the battery indicator : 64%.
Great, so I mount my 24-105, turn the camera on, and start to play with the autofocus. 1 minute later, the camera shutdown with "low battery" message. I took a picture, cause the lcd displays this message, while the small top screen displays 3 remaining bars !
This is crazy, and I think I'm gonna get rid of it asap. I can only use 30% of a battery, which weight 110gr !! I accept the weight of the system, but carying multiple 110gr batteries that power my camera for only a small time... might as well buy a canon R6 : the overheating would let me shoot more than pany s1 and its batteries ahah.

No, seriously, I might go back to a nikon Z6 + a dedicated video camera (bmpcc4k, gh5s...). Oh, wait, why not a R6, as I will soon move to live to the arctic (no joke 😄) !

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