Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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Turning on the Power
When the power switch is set to <1>, the battery level will be 
indicated in one of six levels. A blinking battery icon (b) indicates 
that the battery will be exhausted soon.
Battery Life
[Approx. number of shots]
 
The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6, no Live 
View shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing 
standards.
 
Possible shots with Battery Grip BG-E11
• With LP-E6 x 2: approx. twice the shots without the battery grip.
• With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries (at 23°C / 73°F): approx. 270 shots.
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 Checking the Battery Level
Icon
Level (%) 100 - 70 69 - 50 49 - 20 19 - 10
9 - 1
0
Temperature
At 23°C / 73°F
At 0°C / 32°F
Possible shots
950
850
 
The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following 
operations:
• Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
• Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
• Using the lens Image Stabilizer.
• Using the LCD monitor often.
 
The number of possible shots may decrease depending on the actual 
shooting conditions.
 
The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Depending on 
the lens used, the number of possible shots may be lower.
 
For the number of possible shots with Live View shooting, see page 201.
 
See [53: Battery info.] to check the battery’s condition in detail (p.344).
 
If size-AA/LR6 batteries are used in Battery Grip BG-E11, a four-level 
indicator will be displayed. ([x/m] will not be displayed.)