Diabolical battery life - Panasonic Lumix F3

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by iphonepiephone, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. iphonepiephone macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    Okay, so I bought a Lumix F3 yesterday, and immediately charged the battery until the charging light goes out (as is explained in the manual), but I have diabolical battery life, judging by the crude, 3-segment battery indicator. It says, after taking ten or so shots, that I am on 1/3 battery life ... :confused:

    How is this possible? Should I leave the battery on charge longer, even though it will have stopped charging, according to the LED?

    So confused, and slightly annoyed.

  2. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    I would say that the fault lies with the battery, camera, charger or you.

    I don't think panasonic would sell a camera that can only take 30 shots on one charge (unless they are trying to get people to familiarise themselves with the film days!). So I would suggest you read the manual again and check you did everything right.

    Perhaps discharge the battery (leave it recording a video would be a quick drain) then leave it charging overnight and see how the battery life is tomorrow.

    If it's still bad then then contact your retailer.

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