Last week I bought a new Canon EOS 7D body. Before starting to use the camera for the first time I fully charged my battery and started using it. I used the camera for one week. I shoot raw with back display always on and LCD brightness to very low. I took around 200 images, 10 with live view mode and 2-3 image with flash and a 30 sec video and my lens is 24-105 f/4 L. I turn off the camera when not in use.
But after 200-250 images my battery just rans out of juice. According to canon, the battery supports up to 1000 shots with fully charged battery. I don't use flash at all and I did mostly indoor shoots. What I feel like is my battery is draining pretty fast. Seems very unusual. After facing this issue I tried to find out how fast my battery was draining. So I shoot 3 raw images and found that battery just drained 1% so I keep doing it and eventually found that each 3-4 images taken my battery loses 1% of charge. I can only take around 220-280 images with a fully charged battery.
I hope any Canon 7D user could shed some light with this matter. Let me know if I am doing anything wrong here. Thanks in advance.
You should be getting at least 500-700 images using the camera as you describe above. Taking 10 live view images should have little impact, the video will affect it a bit.
Sorry, my bad. I somehow misread that as 200 shots on live view. Yes, getting only 200 shots in non-live-view mode is unusual. Make sure the body's automatic shut-off isn't turned off somehow. Then try a different lens, followed by a different battery. If none of those things help, your camera is draining excessive power.