Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M"Discussions about the Leica M8 /M 8.2 / M9 / M9-P/ M-E / M Monochrom / M10 aka "M": Leica digital M mount rangefinder cameras. Naming the new digital M the "Leica M" is VERY unfortunate as it will only confuse newbies with other Leica M cameras of the the past. Happily there is room for confusion with only the past 59 years of Leica M production ... since Leica introduced the Leica M system in 1953. All Hail for the Leica Marketing Department learning Leica M history!
What do you think about this extract from the M8 instruction manual?
“capacity of the back-up battery is recovered after about 60 hours”
The replaceable battery provides power to a backup battery which is built into the camera. This backup battery maintains the reference data such as the date for up to 3 months. If this back-up battery becomes discharged it must be recharged by inserting the replaceable main battery. Once the replaceable battery has been inserted, the full capacity of the back-up battery is recovered after about 60 hours. This process does not require that the camera be switched on.
I'm no expert on digital cameras, but this makes sense from an electronics point-of-view. I doubt that any other digicam has significantly different functionality. IMO, it doesn't sound like a big deal at all.
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This is typical of most digital cameras. If not so every time you removed the battery to charge it, you would loose all of your settings. Leica does a poor job in this battery's description but it is common.
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