This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

My first Fuji, X100F! Question about power management...

Discussion in 'X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, and X70' started by Shuffles, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Shuffles

    Shuffles Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    USA

    -Return to Top-

    Hi FujiX forum,

    So, the other day I finally received my first Fuji camera, a silver X100F. So far, I love it. Now waiting for some accessories, like case, filter adapter etc.

    I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. In the Power Management menu, there is an option for High Performance, and when I compared it to the Normal setting I didn't notice any obvious difference.

    What exactly does that setting do, and is it worth using? I assume it uses up the battery faster.

    Thanks.
     
  2. khunfred61

    khunfred61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    france

    -Return to Top-

    "Faster AF, better EVF, shorter battery life." RTFM;)
     
  3. SausalitoDog

    SausalitoDog Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    492
    Location:
    Sausalito, CA USA

    -Return to Top-

    With all of the 100 series, I've always just turned the High Power on so I can't say how much more battery life you get with it off, but it's always wise to have an extra battery and I want the fastest focus I can get...if you really know you won't need it, turn it off, I guess...
     
  4. Shuffles

    Shuffles Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    USA

    -Return to Top-

    If you RTFM (page 123 in English PDF), it does NOT say the AF is faster in high performance mode than standard. In fact, it says it's the same as standard. The only apparent differences are "better" EVF and more battery drain.

    But, what exactly is better about the EVF? How much shorter is the battery life? I understand if no one knows, but figured maybe someone on this forum might.

    But according to the manual the AF is not faster in high performance mode. It's the same as standard.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  5. khunfred61

    khunfred61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    france

    -Return to Top-

    There are 3 levels, everything is clear (which is not always the case in this manual). AF is slower in eco mode, "frame rate" drops when no operating, and a better EVF means (IMO) a faster refreshment frequency. That said, some choices are obvious (MF = no need faster AF).
    Try by yourself. If you can't find a difference, it's about 1/100 second.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  6. SausalitoDog

    SausalitoDog Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    492
    Location:
    Sausalito, CA USA

    -Return to Top-

    Well, I can't argue with the manual, so I guess I leave it on for the better EVF... the point is, I want the most out of the CAMERA, not the battery !
     
  7. khunfred61

    khunfred61 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    france

    -Return to Top-

    About battery life (even if strangely tests for another lens...)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Badabing

    Badabing New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    NRW, Germany

    -Return to Top-

    Hey there,

    don't know exactly where I read this....

    There should also be a kind of 'special sleep mode' for 15 or 20 minutes in High Performance, when the camera is turned off, that does decrease boot up time when powered on again. Probably someone else knows more about this?
     
  9. Shuffles

    Shuffles Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    USA

    -Return to Top-

    Thanks to all who replied. Seems like it's just worth experimenting. I love using the OVF so maybe for me the standard setting it fine.
     
  10. tinoboston

    tinoboston Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    60
    Location:
    Boston

    -Return to Top-


    No it's not. Keep it in High Performance all the time. Just do it :)
     
    chesterdawg and rayvonn like this.

Share This Page