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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2020 at 22:47
Do you find the A77ii to be battery hungry?

Mine seems to go through them rather quickly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jpena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2020 at 00:04
No, not really.

But of course my workload must be different from yours. In any case, I always carry at least two batteries with me, very infrequently do I get to use the second one.

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Power hungry depends on what you compare it to. Compared to the A900 it is a little over half (CIPA: 880 for A900; 410/480 for A77m2). It is, however, slightly better then the A6x00 (CIPA: 360 for A6000; 410 for A6400).

I used my A77m2 for a safari and it was fine. Yes, I had to make sure I brought an extra battery, but it was fine in my use. I used it as my main camera for a choir recital, it was fine, one battery was fine for me. It was my secondary camera for a while, but when I used it, I felt the battery life was fine. It was better then half the A900 in my use I feel (not scientific)

CIPA rating is a bit misleading, the screens are a major power draw, not the shutter/read-out. What I do is that I set the EVF/screen switch on manual - when I remove my eye from the EVF, the EVF turns off and the screen does not turn on - it saves a lot of battery live. If I want/need the screen, I just hit the button.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2020 at 12:02
I have the battery grip with 2 batteries in it, but I am lucky if I get to 200 shots in total, I have made changes in the settings to save power like turning off preview etc
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2020 at 19:34
Do you use original batteries? This sounds as extremely low.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2020 at 00:39
Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

Do you find the A77ii to be battery hungry?

Mine seems to go through them rather quickly


not as power hungry as the a99. same as the a77. more so that the a700 / a850.

Turn off the WIFI, it will hunt for a connection 'till the battery is dead.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2020 at 04:20
Neither my A77 or A99ii seem that battery hungry, can easily fit in 3-400 shots on a battery if needed.
Do run the 99ii with wifi off and a short time before it goes to sleep and lately tend to turn the OS in my lens off between shots.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2020 at 12:15
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Neither my A77 or A99ii seem that battery hungry, can easily fit in 3-400 shots on a battery if needed.
Do run the 99ii with wifi off and a short time before it goes to sleep and lately tend to turn the OS in my lens off between shots.


I'm curious, not having a a99II. I know the grip for the a99 will not fit the a99II, and the grip for the a77 (VG-C77AM) will fit the a77II and the a99II. Is the a99II a full frame sensor in a a77II body? The a99 really is a pig on power and the three battery setup with the grip is HEAVY and annoying.
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Yes, the A99II is essentially using the A77II body format, adding dual SD slots, taking away the pop-up flash (no space for the capacitor in the grip due to the 2nd SD slot, I assume). The thumb stick is different (and IMHO worse) and it adds the silent control knob in the from from the A99. I'm getting 300-400 shots per battery, using EVF only. With the grip, endurance is pretty good. The step from the A99 to the A99II is huge. Processing speed and responsiveness are no comparison, despite the higher resolution. JPEG quality is a different class as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2020 at 16:49
And the materials (build quality) of the A99m2 are nicer then the A77m2.

BTW I disagree on the thumb stick, I think the A99m2 one is better then the A77m2 - I see people on both sides of the divide, it clearly is personal thing.
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Thanks everyone, will look at turning off wifi, I bought the camera second hand and it came with 2 original batteries..............





Edited by sploosher - 20 October 2020 at 22:55
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 00:05
Originally posted by 9000AF 9000AF wrote:

Yes, the A99II is essentially using the A77II body format, adding dual SD slots, taking away the pop-up flash (no space for the capacitor in the grip due to the 2nd SD slot, I assume). The thumb stick is different (and IMHO worse) and it adds the silent control knob in the from from the A99. I'm getting 300-400 shots per battery, using EVF only. With the grip, endurance is pretty good. The step from the A99 to the A99II is huge. Processing speed and responsiveness are no comparison, despite the higher resolution. JPEG quality is a different class as well.

Thanks. Good to know.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 09:25
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

And the materials (build quality) of the A99m2 are nicer then the A77m2.

BTW I disagree on the thumb stick, I think the A99m2 one is better then the A77m2 - I see people on both sides of the divide, it clearly is personal thing.


Only thing that's somewhat annoying is when using a grip on the 99ii, camera body uses the newish feel of the stick while the grip still is the old A77 style. Can confuse from time to time if you go by muscle memory.

Though in fairness the grip for me is 99% of the time only used as a counterbalance for a big lens and additional battery capability, not often I turn the controls on it on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 16:04
I bought my a65 in late 2012, got an extra battery. Bought my a77ii in late 2015, so I have 3 batteries. Two of them are 8 years old, one is 5 years old. I keep them charged and use them regularly and they seem to have not lost any capacity. I can get several hundred photos with them. Is this normal?
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