cannon videocam battery question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by baba44713, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. baba44713

    baba44713 Guest


    I have just bought a Cannon videocam (v690). The Li-Ion 1300 battery
    that came with it was initially totally flat, so I charged it for
    about 12 hours.

    After that I started filming. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that
    the battery indicator fell to 1/2 after just 5 minutes use. Turning the
    camera on and off always made the indicator jump to 100%, and then
    again soon dropping to one half. After about 50 minutes of shooting the
    battery went dead.

    Can somebody please tell me what is wrong? Is the battery broken,
    camera's battery indicator, what? What is the normal lifetime of the
    fully charged battery?

    I'd appreciate any kind of help/advice. Cheers!
    baba44713, Jun 8, 2005
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  2. baba44713

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    It sounds to me as though you haven't fully charged the battery.
    Neil Ellwood, Jun 8, 2005
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  3. baba44713

    baba44713 Guest

    It was charging for about 12-13 hours...
    baba44713, Jun 9, 2005
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