EOS RP real world battery life

Feb 7, 2019
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Hi all,

Currently using the R, and looking at purchasing the RP as a back up camera. I know the CIPA battery life rating is low, wondering what everyone is experience battery life wise in the real world. Shots per battery, normally dont shoot video
 

Quirkz

EOS 80D
Oct 30, 2014
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Battery is a weak point. Fine for casual travel snaps, I’d get easily a couple hundred shots per day of casual travel style shoot/review/delete without running flat. Only once needed to use my spare. Biggest problem is the same problem I’ve had with all mirrorless - it’s all to easy for a brush against the viewfinder or touchscreen to trick the camera in to staying ‘on’ while walking around; gradually draining batteries. Charges quickly via usb c in camera.

During a couple of informal events I’d get a couple hundred shots and still have nearly half charge. But yeah, you need at least one spare. I think given that you have an R, you understand the general behavior; I suspect it’s probably reasonable to assume 40% less given the battery capacity difference.
 
Feb 7, 2019
6
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Battery is a weak point. Fine for casual travel snaps, I’d get easily a couple hundred shots per day of casual travel style shoot/review/delete without running flat. Only once needed to use my spare. Biggest problem is the same problem I’ve had with all mirrorless - it’s all to easy for a brush against the viewfinder or touchscreen to trick the camera in to staying ‘on’ while walking around; gradually draining batteries. Charges quickly via usb c in camera.

During a couple of informal events I’d get a couple hundred shots and still have nearly half charge. But yeah, you need at least one spare. I think given that you have an R, you understand the general behavior; I suspect it’s probably reasonable to assume 40% less given the battery capacity difference.
Thanks for the reply mate.

Will be used as a back up, but if it can get around the 400 shot mark per battery than I would be happy. Always carry spares!!
 

Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
4,169
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Thanks for the reply mate.

Will be used as a back up, but if it can get around the 400 shot mark per battery than I would be happy. Always carry spares!!
I don’t think it’s realistic to expect 400 shots from the RP. I don’t usually get that with the R. No problems if your shooting all the time within not so many hours, but a couple of shots here and there for traveling, walk around over a couple of days, I would say around 250 is expected.
 

koenkooi

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 25, 2015
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I don’t think it’s realistic to expect 400 shots from the RP. I don’t usually get that with the R. No problems if your shooting all the time within not so many hours, but a couple of shots here and there for traveling, walk around over a couple of days, I would say around 250 is expected.
Agreed. I tend to shoot bursts of 5-8 pictures for every moment, which leads to "lots of shots per battery", but realistically it's only 50-80 shots since I throw away the extra shots. In that regard macro and small kids are the same: lots of shots, not that many keepers.

The 90d has a 'group photo' mode, I would love to see that on the Rs and Ms with an added 'blink reduction' feature :)
 

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
Nov 7, 2013
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experience battery life wise in the real world. Shots per battery ...
I use the same battery with my 200D/SL2 and always get more than 400 shots out of it. But with EVF there should less than that.
No personal experience but a friend of mine told me lately that he needed up to 3 batteries per day on vacation trips with the RP.
I don't have exact shot counts but I'd expect somewhere between 200 and 300.
There should be some possibilities in settings for EVF and display that could help energy saving. Also for WiFi and GPS.
Take a look around here for advice.
 
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Hi telliscope, I used two batteries on the EOS RP to shoot 4,147 JPEGs (32.59GB) and 7 videos in 1080p (2.61GB) in one day, between 10:30am and 6pm.

Only the first battery went flat: it took its first shot at 10:30am and last shot at 12:30pm, shooting 2,501 JPEGs (19.7GB) and 6 videos (2.3GB) before the battery warning came on. The second battery took the remaining shots and it still had gas when I stopped shooting at 6pm.

EVF was on "smooth" and wifi was off. Camera was switched off in between when not in use. Used high and low speed continuous shooting on the second battery. Not sure what else affects battery life. I used the RF50mm.

Hope that helps!
 

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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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As all said above, it varies. I am very "conservative" with my shots, meaning I shut camera completely off between exposures to avoid contact with the screen shifting the EVF on and off and to keep IS from running, have the refresh rate set to ECO, and really avoid crimping. I routinely get 300+ shots per battery and, since I've had other cameras that use the same battery before selling them to get the RP, carry 4 batteries with me (they are small and light).

I do wish the camera go better battery life but all in all, I really enjoy the RP.