Panasonic-Lumix G3 - poor battery life

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by rogercorke, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. rogercorke

    rogercorke New to SC

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    Jun 4, 2012
    I've just bought a Panasonic G3 second-hand off Ebay. It's only a few months old but it's battery life is terrible. I've tried it with the original Panasonic battery and a generic replacement and both give poor results. I got an hour's worth of video use out of the Panasonic battery after it had been fully charged and less than 100 shots out of the generic battery. I know the battery life of these batteries is supposed to be poor but could there be something wrong with the camera? If so, what?
     
  2. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    The G3 battery has a CIPA rating of 270 shots, so something is wrong here. For some batteries you need to charge and discharge them a couple of times for them to reach their best performance.
     
  3. rogercorke

    rogercorke New to SC

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    Jun 4, 2012
    Thanks. I'll try that.

    roger