02-06-2013 01:34 PM
So far, I've turned off the GPS. Now battery drain is negligible. Still at 97% charge 10 days after recharging and used the camera several times.
Of course, I've only remembered to turn the GPS back on once, so most of the shots are without the location.
I do hope they put a timeout on the GPS or just have it go off when you turn off the camera.
02-06-2013 09:46 PM
02-08-2013 11:09 PM
02-18-2013 12:55 AM
To make it easier to turn the GPS off, add the GPS command to My Menu.
Notice that when the internal GPS receiver is enabled, the LCD display shows "GPS" even when the camera is switched off.
Between those two things, I think it's easier to keep the GPS in the state you want than to remove the battery every time you put the camera in your bag.
You can set the time interval between GPS location fixes. If I understand the manual correctly, more frequent fixes require more battery power. So, if you like having GPS on but want to minimize its impact on the battery, set it to the longest interval (5 minutes).
Finally, whether you use GPS or not, it's definitely a good idea to keep a spare battery in your bag.
03-12-2013 12:08 AM