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Hi all, I have an issue and am now at a loss, as the camera has been back to Fujifilm on 3 occasions and they can't find an issue. 

I purchased the camera in October 2020, in the kit with the 16-80 lens. I moved from Canon with lots of lenses as I just wanted to simplify my setup. However, I have never on average got more than around 150 photos per full charge. During the time I purchased a second genuine Fujifilm battery and two third party ones; same issue with all of them. 

I have tried lots of suggestions for different settings but they didn't make any difference, as to be honest I don't 'chimp', the review is switched off, I very rarely do any video and if I do, it's just a couple of clips of a few seconds each. I also rarely use the LCD, I just used the EVF all the time. I have tried switching the camera off after each photo, I only use single point focus and use back-button focusing so it's not like the camera is hunting all of the time. 

On each occasion when it has been back to Fujifilm their testing has show that they can get many hundreds of photos, using my battery. And when I have done a test at home, taking photos around the garden over a couple of hours period I have also managed to get up to 400 photos with only 2 bars of the battery used.

However, the issue comes in 'real world' shooting. I go hiking and take photos as I hike to document the hike, or I go on holidays and take snaps as I travel around, and it's these times when I get the issue. It's not temperature related as I have never taken it anywhere cold, or anywhere hot, just the regular UK temperatures. I don't change any setting when out and about, the only difference (and hence why I am at a loss) is that I will have the camera on a wrist strap and be walking around. I can't see how this can make a difference but I am at a loss.

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I have same camera and lens and some others, I shoot Jpeg and Raw and can easily shoot a whole day on one battery or if doing a big photoshoot easily 128gb or more on maybe 1 and a half batteries maximum.

No idea what your issue is, unless you are using small memory cards or having issues with buffering and turning off your camera


When i do street photography I have my camera on all the time for 5 hours sometimes and my battery still lasts all day 

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It is an odd one, and not one than anyone has been able to help with unfortunately. I use a 128GB and 64GB card, Sandisk Extreme Pro. All the feedback I have had suggests that most people get a good few hundred photos. An example for me, the weekend prior to sending it in the Fujifilm the last time, I did a 3hr hike, took 135 photos and the battery icon was red. Same issue all the time when I am out.

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