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Enthusiast
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Registered: ‎09-22-2013
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Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

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Went to an event today - last night the battery was at 100%.  By noon today I go to shoot some photos and the battery was exhausted - EXHAUSTED!  ZERO PERCENT! Smiley Sad Well I'm exhausted too - I have babied this thing. I have a lot of money tied up in this camera and I've gone from one problem to the next.

 

This camera has already been back to Sony for date and time issues last fall, I was told the firmware had been updated.  Is there new firmware?  Is it the remote?  Is it airplane mode?  - C'mon Sony Airplane mode even when the camera is switched off?  

 

Sorry too if my terminology is off.  Sorry sorry sorry.- please forgive my pathetic ignorance - i'm tired of getting my face ripped off by the posse of know it all trolls on these message boards.  And sorry for all the attitude but I'm bitterly dissapointed, I was so looking forward to shooting today.  

 

I'm one bad trip away from throwing this away and chalking it up to another hard life lesson.

 

Professional
Posts: 1,617
Registered: ‎01-08-2015
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Re: Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

Have you tried another battery?

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Enthusiast
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-22-2013
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Re: Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

No - the camera is less than a year old. 

Rookie
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Registered: ‎04-21-2017
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Re: Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

same issue here, purshased in dec 2016, abysmal battery design, sony should step up and send new tech to all owners

 

 

Rookie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-26-2017
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Re: Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

Here are some tips from Sony A6000 Manual that prevents fast draining of battery:Smiley Happy

  • Turn off all of your camera’s wireless connections
  • Turn off stabilization
  • Turn off automatic sensor cleaning
  • Turn off image review (and stop chimping)
  • Turn down your LCD screen’s brightness
  • Turn off your camera between shots
  • Replace batteries that are dying faster than they should be
Enthusiast
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-22-2013
Message 6 of 6 (2 Views)

Re: Battery drain on a6000 - HELP!

Thanks - my point exactly - why even have this camera if everything must be turned off.  Never had this problem with Canon.

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