Nikon D7000 Battery Life Movie Filming

Recently I used the Nikon D7000 in a long format interview setting and was a bit concerned about battery life in video mode. There's not a lot of data that mentions the actual battery life for filming. During my interview shoot the battery went about 1.5 hours continuously before indicating "low battery" in the camera display. I'm not sure how much longer it would have gone, but I swapped out the battery and through that one on the charger for good measure. If you're shooting a project with the D7000 I would highly suggest at least one spare battery, or even two for insurance depending on you're power availability and length of shoot, etc.

The Nikon D7000 uses the EN-EL15 Nikon battery.

Chris Stenberg is a Canadian researcher, filmmaker and photographer specializing in the expression of cultural understanding through film and photography. He is the founder of VideoResearch, a documentary research and production agency; and The Photo Lesson, a place to learn photography online.