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For All Canon G3 Users: Any Problem of Battery When Using Internal Flash?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by rayq, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. rayq

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    Hi All Canon G3 Users:

    Have you experienced any problem with the battery when taking pictures with the internal flash? I have one strange suituation as follows:

    I have just acquired a used Canon G3 and I could only take less than 10 shots with the flash on with a fully charged battery (original Canon brand), then the camera showed a "low battery" message and shut itself off. Then after about 2 minutes, I could turn the camera back on. The battery sign showed as full again! Then I could take few more pictures with flash, or about 75 shots (yes, 75 shots) w/o flash, without recharging the battery!

    Is it the camera problem or the design problem? Does the flash drain too much energy in a certain way that the battery needs some rest :confused: . Can any of you G3 users do me a favour to make a small experiment to see how many shots you can take with the flash on? Any of your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Raymond
     
  2. superkully

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    I've used a G3 and own a G5 - never had this problem... But then I've never taken 10 photos _straight_ after one another with the internal flash...

    If it's any help I'll try this on my G5 tonight (G3 no longer).
     
  3. paulc1

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    my g3 will take umpteen flash photo's without the battery going, I got to 35 before I stopped and the battery was still showing full, I reckon that your battery may need conditioning...ie discharging and recharging regularly over a period of time, although I realise that the battery is supposed to have no memory effect, I cannot think of it being anything else.
     

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