I have a D200 with the MD200 grip and 2 new batteries. The last 2 days of shooting the low battery symbol started flashing and then shuts the camera down. If I turn the camera off then back on it will be fine for a few minutes or so. I check the battery meter and both batteries are fully (or close to full) charged. I took the grip off and tried it with just the single battery and the same thing happens. I am using a 70-200 Nikon VR lens and a Sandisk 4 gb card. I am a sports photographer and can't have my camera shut down all of the time. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
I think that pbinvestot might have the solution. Last night, I had a hell of a time with a rented 70-200mm 2.8 using the MD200 grip. The damn thing kept on having the low battery signal and then shutting down. This is after circulating between 4 freshly charged batteries from the night before. I ended up giving up on the lens and replaced it with my 18-200mm. The problem went away. Later on in the evening I tried the 70-200mm lens again and this time the camera lasted about 30 shots before the problem came up again.
I think the problem may be the lens and the contacts.
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False low-battery warnings, focusing, and metering problems may be the result of poor contact between the body and certain lenses. Try removing your lens and thoroughly cleaning the contacts. I would recommend using a contact cleaner, but rubbing alcohol will also work. Remember that the whole ring needs to be cleaned. If that does not work, try scraping the battery contacts.
Hi! If you're sure that the batteries are full, then the power board has to be changed. It's the first board under back cover, with the buttons on the other side of it. Contact your local Canon service center. If they ask very much, you can contact me email@example.com and I can give you a price - I have access to new Canon parts.
Your a470 has a "low battery" flashing icon that will appear in the upper right hand corner of your lcd display when the battery is getting low. It doesn't appear to have a constant battery display. The manual recommends when you see the flashing icon... change the battery as soon as possible.
You have either a faulty charger, a faulty battery or a fault in your camera. I purchased 2 batteries for my Sony 505v and from new one of them kept flashing an empty battery sign right in the middle of the display. Actually it was fully charged but Sony batteries have a little circuit inside them which tell you how long the batteries will last. In my case I could continue to use the battery but put up with that flashing icon. I returned it to where I purchased it and it was replaced Immediately.
Please ,next time give us a little more information as to what battery type it is and which camera it goes in. Some cameras can develop a natural short circuit over time.
Are you keeping the large LCD screen on all the time? If so, that will dramatically reduce battery life. Same goes for flash use (although for 8 shots shouldn't be a factor) and constant stabilization. Also, by low battery do you mean that the camera is turning itself off and can't be turned back on? If just the icon is showing low battery life, it could be that the sensor wrong. I have an MP3 player that will say it has zero battery power, but will really play for another two hours.
You should be able to take many more than 8 shots with one battery. I've taken 500 photos over a period of nine days on one battery with my FZ10. Viewfinder only, stabilization only when shooting, no flash use.