One of the things that plagued mirrorless cameras for years – and probably a big reason why Nikon and Canon took so long to jump on it – was terrible battery life. At least, it was terrible compared to DSLRs. It couldn’t be helped, though. Mirrorless cameras power a display pretty much the entire time you’re using them, whether it’s the EVF or the LCD on the back. The optical viewfinder of a DSLR used almost no power.
Battery technology has come a long way since then and mirrorless camera batteries are lasting a lot longer than they used to. They still drain pretty quickly, though. What can we do to extend them? Well, Steve Perry just posted a video going over exactly this topic, providing eight tips to help prolong battery life with mirrorless cameras.