Nikon Coolpix 8400: A Wide Angle Solutionby Stephen Caston on January 12, 2005 12:05 AM EST
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Battery PerformanceOur general method for battery testing is to reset the camera to its default settings and change the recording mode to the highest quality option (RAW). Then, we take 5 pictures without the flash and 2 pictures with the flash until the battery is dead. For more information on our battery test, please refer to our Testing Procedures page. For this test, we used the supplied EN-EL7 Li-ion rechargeable battery. The battery was fully drained before charging for the test.
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The Coolpix 8400 was able to take 347 RAW 8MP frames on a single charge. Although the 8400 did not perform as well as we expected, the battery should certainly last through a day of moderate shooting. Unfortunately, with proprietary batteries such as the EN-EL7, it will cost around $40 to purchase a spare battery to avoid downtime during intense shooting sessions.