View Full Version : GH1 - Battery and Burst Mode Performance/Buffer Capacity

11-22-2009, 08:10 AM
Hi, today I decided to test the Battery and Camera performance, so I simulated a picture session, I was able to shoot 2,500 photos in iA mode with NO flash, and the battery indication is STILL FULL, amazing, after 2,500 photos !!!!.

I took around 1,500 photos manually, meaning pressing the shutter button 1,500 times and I took around 1,000 pictures in Burst Mode.

In burst mode I was able to get up to 100 shoots before it will start to slow down. To be fair most of the time after 35 to 40 shoots it will start to slow down.

All the pictures were taken in:

Battery: Full Charge
Lens: 50% 20mm Pancake and 50% 14-140mm Kit
SD Card: Panasonic SDHC 32GB Class 6
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Picture Size: M
Quality: Highest

I am really satisfied with the Camera Performance, it's super fast, reliable and the Battery Life is one of the BEST I've seen for such an small camera and small battery capacity.

Any thoughts or previous experience ?, thanks

UPDATE: I did a continuous Video test (LCD always ON) with a full battery and lasted for 2 Hours and 50 min, I think it's pretty good

11-22-2009, 10:19 AM
It definitely has amazing battery capacity. I filmed judiciously on a sailboat for six days without ever recharging it, and it went dead just as I hit the dock.

Careful with your shutter, though...they only get something like 150,000 clicks before they're rated to wear out, as I understand it!

11-22-2009, 10:30 AM
I am planning to have the camera for 2 years before the next upgrade, that's 210 photos per day, and I've already own the camera for 15 days, meaning I should have used it for 3,125 pictures already, so I think I am safe.

Where did you find out about the 150,000 shoots shutter life ?, thanks