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How to keep X100T from sleeping
Old 03-29-2018   #1
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How to keep X100T from sleeping

I'm heading on a long trip and will be using my X100T as my main camera. I really like the camera, except I find it difficult to use for street photography because it is difficult to wake up from sleep in time to catch a candid photograph. On my other cameras just a touch of the shutter release brings the camera out of sleep and ready for a shot. This camera seems to require several touches and does not wake up consistently or in a timely manner.

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Old 03-30-2018   #2
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From the manual

"Adjust Power Management Settings.

[AUTO POWER OFF]

Choose the length of time before the camera turns off automatically when no operations are performed. Shorter times reduce the drain on the battery; if [OFF] is selected, the camera must be turned off manually. Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when [OFF] is selected.

[OVF POWER SAVE MODE]

Select [ON] to reduce power consumption and increase the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge when pictures are framed in the optical viewfinder.

Power consumption is not reduced when the electronic viewfinder or electronic range finder is used.

[HIGH PERFORMANCE]

Select [ON] for faster focus and to reduce the time needed to restart the camera after it has been turned off."

So, don't use Auto Power Off or OVF Power Save Mode and use High-Performance Mode. This will increase battery consumption. Limiting LCD usage compensates for not using the power saving options. I carry two batteries for the X100T and three for the X-Pro 2.

Over the years I tried third-party batteries and two of then swelled. Now I only use OEM batteries. Someone will certainly post they only use third-party batteries and never experienced a failure. I admire their good fortune.
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"Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when [OFF] is selected."

That doesn't seem helpful.
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It might react quicker if you turn it off yourself between each series of shots. With my X100T set to viewfinder-only with the small in-finder screen enabled, if I switch the camera on as I start to raise it, it's ready to go by the time it reaches my eye.
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Yep, turning off the screen will speed things up.
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"Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when [OFF] is selected."

That doesn't seem helpful.
Well, it is helpful if you only have one battery, no charger and forget to turn the camera off before retiring for the night. This will not interfere with the OP's concern of a slow wake up time for spontaneous usage. Sometimes the power switch can move to the [ON] position when the camera is jostled in a bag. The feature would prevent suprise battery depletion. While this has not happened to me, I consider this to be a design flaw. The power switch should not move that easily. Another circumstance is when the battery charge is very low.
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"Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when [OFF] is selected."

That doesn't seem helpful.
Maybe if the sensor overheats or something.
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From the manual

"Adjust Power Management Settings.

[AUTO POWER OFF]

Choose the length of time before the camera turns off automatically when no operations are performed. Shorter times reduce the drain on the battery; if [OFF] is selected, the camera must be turned off manually. Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when [OFF] is selected.

[OVF POWER SAVE MODE]

Select [ON] to reduce power consumption and increase the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge when pictures are framed in the optical viewfinder.

Power consumption is not reduced when the electronic viewfinder or electronic range finder is used.

[HIGH PERFORMANCE]

Select [ON] for faster focus and to reduce the time needed to restart the camera after it has been turned off."

So, don't use Auto Power Off or OVF Power Save Mode and use High-Performance Mode. This will increase battery consumption. Limiting LCD usage compensates for not using the power saving options. I carry two batteries for the X100T and three for the X-Pro 2.

Over the years I tried third-party batteries and two of then swelled. Now I only use OEM batteries. Someone will certainly post they only use third-party batteries and never experienced a failure. I admire their good fortune.

This. Especially high performance mode. And turn the viewfinder/screen sensor to viewfinder only. Will be quicker than you are.
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Maybe if the sensor overheats or something.
Three to six times a week I used an XT-1 indoors, powered up on a tripod in Live View mode for 1-2 hours straight. I had the vertical grip accessory, so I had two batteries.

The sensor never overheated and the camera never spontaneously powered off. Of course, I was using them the whole time (back-button, manual focus and shutter actuations). So, they would not have power-off to save energy (inactivity).

At high ambient temperatures a sensor could over heat. I would hope the camera would shut down.
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From my experience, it'll always go to sleep no matter the settings after a while. I have found a semi-workaround where I just give the shutter button a little half press every once in a while, before it has the chance to sleep. This is kinda nudging it awake I guess..
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