Canon S90 battery life
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Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 13:53:42 MDT Print View

Does anyone know how many pics--approx--one could expect to get out of a full battery charge when using the Canon S90? Taking into consideration that the photographer, in order to save battery charge, would not be using the camera screen to view pics alrreay taken. Mike

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 14:22:53 MDT Print View

Over at dpReview, 200 seems to be the most common number, with a battery that has cycled a couple of times, and Image Stabilization On only for shooting.

I didn't see a mention of LCD or No LCD.

Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 14:34:10 MDT Print View

Greg, 200 doesn't seem too bad, if I carry a spare battery. I've been using a Canon with replacable batteries which are easy to pick up. I'm concerned about not being able to recharge and missing shots. --M

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 14:43:14 MDT Print View

Page 15 of the manual says 220.

Occasionally there are posts of 250 or 300, IS Shoot Only, LCD on lowest setting, and power off in between.

But the only way to really know Your battery is "shoot till she don't shoot no more".

Edited by greg23 on 03/18/2010 14:45:04 MDT.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 15:10:29 MDT Print View

I haven't counted, but my experience has been "a lot". I've been surprised at how long the batteries last, especially in the cold.

I'm a convert to proprietary batts if they all work this well.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 17:20:23 MDT Print View

Per this test, about 220 shots.

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_powershot_s90_review/specifications/

Cheers,

Rick

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Canon S90 battery life on 03/18/2010 18:10:56 MDT Print View

Yikes, that's pitiful.

Derek Cox
(derekcox) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Re: Canon S90 battery life on 04/06/2010 16:30:40 MDT Print View

A spare battery is 5 bucks...

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
just get a $5 non-OEM spare battery on 04/06/2010 17:04:02 MDT Print View

Carry an extra non-OEM battery for $5. It won't take as many pictures as the OEM battery but it will take quite a lot, and you'll be thankful you have it when you need it.