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On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 04:55:02 -0700, baba44713 wrote:
> 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!
It sounds to me as though you haven't fully charged the battery.
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