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In a variable-load high power device such as a digital camera, the battery level indicator gives a prediction of remaining battery life, based on current rate of consumption. Since different operations consume different amounts of power, the battery gauge may appear inaccurate if changing the operations being performed by the camera, which changes the rate of power consumption.

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