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E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

On holiday in Copenhagen - the first day-long outings with my new E-M10 Mk 2. Yesterday and today with a fully charged battery, at least according to the light going out on the charger and having three green bars on the camera indicator, after only about 40 shots or so over the course of four and a half hours, the red low battery light started flashing.
1. Would the voltage difference beqtweenthe UK and Denmark affect the charge - even though the indicators showed full charge?
2. Am I doing or not doing something that so seriously affects battery life?
3. Do I need a backup battery?

Grateful for any advice before I trade in for a DSLR.
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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

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On holiday in Copenhagen - the first day-long outings with my new E-M10 Mk 2. Yesterday and today with a fully charged battery, at least according to the light going out on the charger and having three green bars on the camera indicator, after only about 40 shots or so over the course of four and a half hours, the red low battery light started flashing.
1. Would the voltage difference beqtweenthe UK and Denmark affect the charge - even though the indicators showed full charge?
2. Am I doing or not doing something that so seriously affects battery life?
3. Do I need a backup battery?

Grateful for any advice before I trade in for a DSLR.
It is always best to have a spare battery & best to be original Olympus. If you've been 'chimping' (checking images frequently) then that will use up battery quicker too.
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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

Was your mkii showing 100% battery level when you started out?

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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

Yes, all three green segments showing after being on charge overnight.
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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

The thing about all mirrorless cameras is that they don't really work on 'number of shots" but more 'time switched on'.

If you've had the camera switched on for large swathes of the time it will just deplete, this is often a hard and fast lesson for people coming from a DSLR where you can just leave it switched on all the time. There are ways to mitigate this however even experienced mirrorless users will carry at least one spare batteries.
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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

Can add my em1/2 is not very economical with batteries. I have two Oly batteries, one of which seems to be good, the other not so good, I also have an Xpro which is even less good.

Maybe the answer is to leave the camera on all the time as suggested...

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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

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1. Would the voltage difference between the UK and Denmark affect the charge - even though the indicators showed full charge?
2. Am I doing or not doing something that so seriously affects battery life?
3. Do I need a backup battery?

Grateful for any advice before I trade in for a DSLR.
1 - no, the voltage is identical (230V 50Hz) and is transformed to charge the battery anyway.
2 - Sounds like it. I am just back from holiday. I took 206 shots on one day and averaged about 130 on my EM-10 Mki.
I didn't even get a warning light let alone use the spare battery. Topping up each night.
I turn the camera on take the shot and usually turn it off again immediately afterwards. I have the sleep settings to turn off the screen and camera (Cog D Sleep 1 min, Auto Power Off 5min) for when I forget. I seldom spend much time reviewing but I do use WiFi to apply geotags and transfer for social media.
3 - If your shooting style is different to mine then it would make sense. I've never bought a second battery, my spare is the main battery from my old E-PL5. I have read good reports of ExPro batteries if the Olympus ones are too expensive.
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Re: E-M10 Mk 2 battery life

Thanks for all the replies and advice, everyone. Much appreciated.
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