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How To Video: Tips to extend your camera's battery life

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How To Video: Tips to extend your camera's battery life

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Is your camera constantly running out of juice? Here are some tips to conserve battery life if you don't have a spare on hand.

[MUSIC] If you're looking for some ways to squeeze out some last bit of juice from your camera's battery pack. Then I've got some tips for you in today's CNet how to. I'm Lexy Savvides. The first tip is, use your digital camera's viewfinder, rather than your LCD screen. This only applies to cameras with an optical viewfinder rather than an electronic one, because that still will use power. The LCD screen on your camera for composing and reviewing images does eat into battery life really, really quickly. So use the optical viewfinder if you have the option. Next up, turn off any optional features. So, if your camera has wi-fi, GPS. Image stabilization and even autofocus, these can all eat into battery life if you're just trying to squeeze out one or two last shot. Turn these features off and get better battery life on your camera. Next up, get to know the power settings in your digital SLR or compact camera. Head into the menu systems, find the power saving setting. Make sure to turn it on. So this means if you leave your camera. With a period of inactivity it will turn itself off automatically or put itself to sleep after around 30 seconds to a minute. You can usually choose the time as well. Finally, shooting as high ISO setting with HD video. here's all best settings are also gonna eat into your battery life. So make sure to not use them if your battery levels are low. If all else fails, invest in a second battery. But hopefully these tips will see you through just in case you don't have that option. I'm Lacy Seviny saying make sure to check out our how to section to find out more great DLSR tips.

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