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  1. #1
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    D610 Battery Life Shooting Video

    I'm participating in a musical event on Sunday that I want to record. I'll be using my D610 with the newer generation EN-EL15 batteries, one in the camera and one in the grip.

    The camera will be on a tripod with a remote that will allow me to stop and restart recording so I don't run into the 20 minute video time limit. I may just test this tomorrow, but do any of you know what kind of battery life I can expect during constant shooting? It's going to be about 3 to 3 1/2 hours and if I'm going to need to swap a battery at some point it may change where I put the camera. I can find all sorts of estimates on how it does with regular shots but nothing in Live View shooting video.

    Also, does anyone know if there's a way to turn the screen off/black while shooting to save battery and reduce the light it emits? I can't seem to find something.


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    Re: D610 Battery Life Shooting Video

    Jake, I hope someone who has done this weighs in. This is all I've found: Before You Buy: Nikon D610 Video Review and Specifications | | DSLR Video College

    4. Video Features
    MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
    Recording Size and (frame rate fps in parenthesis):
    1920 x 1080 (30/25/24 fps)
    1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25 fps)
    Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording: 20 minutes at highest quality, 29 minutes, 59 seconds at normal quality


    And I found this on Nikon's web site: https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dsl...features05.htm

    Full HD quality utilizing 24.3 effective megapixels
    The D610 supports Full HD 1,920 x 1,080; 30p. EXPEED 3 processes high-pixel-count data of approx. 24.3 effective megapixels optimally to deliver high-resolution movies with reduced jaggies and moiré. Noise reduction optimized for movie recording effectively reduces noise, while maintaining definition. Smooth gradation with minimum block noise which tends to occur in compression, and movie recording with reduced random noise at high ISO setting are realized. The file size is compressed with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format and approx. 29 min. 59 s* maximum recording time is achieved. You can also select 1,280 x 720; 60p, suitable for recording movements more smoothly. The movie-record button is located next to the shutter-release button enabling smooth start/stop of movie recording as if shooting still images. Image blur caused by camera shake is minimized.
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  3. #3
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    Re: D610 Battery Life Shooting Video

    Jake... I don't think you can turn Live View off recording video...

    you can change the time out value from whatever your camera is set to... goto c: menu timers/ae lock
    then goto monitor off delay... scroll down to Live View and select a different time value or select No Limit... then the monitor won't quit, disrupting the video...

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    Re: D610 Battery Life Shooting Video

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Jake... I don't think you can turn Live View off recording video...

    you can change the time out value from whatever your camera is set to... goto c: menu timers/ae lock
    then goto monitor off delay... scroll down to Live View and select a different time value or select No Limit... then the monitor won't quit, disrupting the video...
    Hadn't thought about checking that, Fred. Thanks for the heads up. I would have thought I could at least dim the display but that only works for playback and menus.

    One of the things I like about my Sony is that you can turn the display off. If it had better battery life I'd be using that. I may test the a6000 hooked up to a USB charge cable with a full battery and see how it does.
    Jake

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