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Canon 90D Battery Life & How To Improve It

As the mirrorless cameras continue to rise and dominate the camera market, the DSLRs are doing their best to survive and not get relegated to the bargain crate.

Here we have the Canon 90D, a hero among DSLRs who are keeping DSLRs alive and relevant with its mirrorless-like speed and autofocus. It’s perfect for any situation, even for shooting slow motion videos.

It sports a 32.5 MP APS-C sensor that is found on some mirrorless cameras, making it one of the best DSLRs currently.

But since we are talking about battery life in this article, The Canon 90D does not compromise on this field; it gives the mirrorless cameras a run for their money.

Canon 90D Battery Life:

Based on CIPA-standard testing, Canon EOS 90D promises a battery life of up to 1,300, this is quite the number, most photographers will be fine through the day without having to take an extra.

But remember real-world use may see even much more than that, I had the chance to test this bad boy myself, and I easily pulled more than 1,500 while still having juice to take more shots.

I bet that all this is the work of the optical viewfinder, it allows the 90D to shoot all day long without swapping the batteries; while the mirrorless counterparts can’t even get the 1/3 of that.

What Type of Battery Does the Canon EOS 90D Use:

Canon EOS 90D is powered by a Canon LP-E6N, which is a rechargeable lithium-Ion battery; those kinds of batteries offer a high energy density and low self-discharge.

It operates at a voltage of 7.2V and has a capacity of 1865mAh.

Although the battery life offers splendid work time, you can still take some extras just to make sure.

If you do so you can take them officially from canon, or even third-party brands, they should work just fine.

As for a battery charger if you feel like you need one go for it, but due to the high stamina of the EOS 90D, it is not a must-have.

To be honest, would point a charger to mirrorless more, they are the ones that need it(*wink*).

Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries:

Rechargeable lithium-Ion batteries, otherwise known as (Li-Ion) are the kind of batteries that you mostly will find in a digital camera, notably in DSLRs.

They come more powerful, light, and compact than the NiMH counterpart batteries. What’s more, they aren’t affected by the cold weather either.

They also tend to hold their charge for a long time, but they come at a more expensive price than NiMH batteries.

Li-Ion batteries come in brand-specific formats, so make sure to do your homework before purchasing a battery.

Final Words:

If your work involves more stills than recording, a DSLR camera is the way to go, but if you want better recording quality, mirrorless should perform better in that field.

Canon EOS 90D, is a way of Canon telling us that DSLR’s cameras aren’t going anywhere and will keep being in the market, as “Battery Beasts”, 1,300 shots or so, is indeed a big number, and that makes it one of the best cameras for art photography.

Hopefully, this article proved to be helpful to you.

Happy Photographing!

 

Michael Fortin