Battery Life and Recording Times of DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras for Video

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2017

The good folks at Lensrentals.com took the time to individually log the recording time (per GB), as well as the battery life for each system and put it into an easy to read chart that we’ve included below.

These cameras are highly regarded in the photography community but if you use them to shoot video or have a long day on the set you’ll quickly end up with a dead battery.

If you want peace of mind knowing that your camera won’t die during a video shoot take a look at the Case Relay from Tether Tools. It provides uninterruptible power for a DSLR or mirrorless camera using any standard 5V USB battery pack or a wall outlet. Learn more at tethertools.com/relay.

Note: Record Time (Minutes per GB) represents the recording time you can get out of specific media. For example, if you’re recording to a 64GB card, you multiply the number in the column to get your total amount of minutes of record time on a 64GB card.

Camera Battery Memory Card Codec/Extension Record Time (Minutes per GB)
Canon 5D Mark IV LP-E6N Compact Flash/SDXC MOV MJPG 4096×2160 29.97p 0.25
Canon 5D Mark IV LP-E6N Compact Flash/SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/59.94p 0.73
Canon 5D Mark IV LP-E6N Compact Flash/SDXC MOV ALL-I 720/120p 0.82
Canon 5D Mark IV LP-E6N Compact Flash/SDXC MP4 IPB 1080/59.94p 2.21
Canon 5D Mark III LP-E6N Compact Flash/SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.57
Canon 5D Mark II LP-E6 Compact Flash MOV 1080/29.97p 3.77
Canon 5DS LP-E6 Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.43
Canon 5DSR LP-E6 Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.43
Canon 1DX Mark II LP-E19 CFast 2.0/Compact Flash MOV MJPG 4096×2160 59.94p 0.15
Canon 1DX Mark II LP-E19 CFast 2.0/Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/120p 0.35
Canon 1DX Mark II LP-E19 CFast 2.0/Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/59.94p 0.73
Canon 1DX Mark II LP-E19 CFast 2.0/Compact Flash MP4 IPB 1080/59.94p 2.2
Canon 1DX LP-E4N Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.37
Canon 1DC LP-E4N Compact Flash MOV MJPG 4096×2160 23.98p 0.25
Canon 1DC LP-E4N Compact Flash MOV ALL-I 1080/59.94p 0.77
Canon 6D LP-E6 SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.37
Canon 7D Mark II LP-E6 SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.43
Canon 7D Mark II LP-E6 SDXC MP4 ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.43
Canon 7D LP-E6 Compact Flash MOV 1080/29.97p 3.06
Canon 80D LP-E6 SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.45
Canon 80D LP-E6 SDXC MP4 IPB 1080/59.94p 2.2
Canon 70D LP-E6 SDXC MOV ALL-I 1080/29.97p 1.37
Canon 60D LP-E6 SDXC MOV 1080/29.97p 2.75
Canon T6i LP-E17 SDXC 1080/29.97p 4.37
Canon T5i LP-E8 SDXC 1080/29.97p 4.37
Canon SL1 LP-E12 SDXC 1080/29.97p 4.37
Canon EOS M5 LP-E17 SDXC 1080/29.97p 3.75
Sony a7S II NP-FW50 SDXC XAVC S 3840/30p 1.17
Sony a7S II NP-FW50 SDXC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a7S II NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a7S NP-FW50 SDXC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a7S NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a7R II NP-FW50 SDXC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a7R II NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a7R NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a7 II NP-FW50 SDXC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a7 II NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a7 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a6500 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 3840/30p 1.17
Sony a6500 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 1080/120p 1.17
Sony a6500 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a6500 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a6500 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC MP4 1080/60p 5
Sony a6300 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 3840/30p 1.17
Sony a6300 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 1080/120p 1.17
Sony a6300 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a6300 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a6300 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC MP4 1080/60p 5
Sony a6000 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 4.5
Sony a5100 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC XAVC S 1080/60p 2.42
Sony a5100 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC AVCHD 1080/60p 5.15
Sony a5100 NP-FW50 SDXC/SDHC MP4 1080/60p 5

 

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