I've been testing my nice new SmallHD monitor atop my GH5 housing before leaving for a big trip this weekend.
Its working well, I'm now trying to figure out the best camera settings to minimise camera battery usage, whilst keeping the camera "live and ready to shoot" as much as possible.
I had hoped to be able to turn off both the LCD display and EVF, however I find that if one of them is not active then, although the monitor still gives me a live view and information, I can't access all camera functions.
- If I switch to either EVF only, or Display only (by using the F5 button), then the camera operates normally.
- When both camera displays are turned off (ie by scrolling through the "display" button options on the GH5), I can operate the shutter, iso etc, but I can't adjust the aperture, shutter speed or back-button (auto) focus...
I guess this isn't a great surprise, as the camera functions that cease are those that use the sensor.
I've read conflicting reports about which uses the most camera power, the EVF or the LCD display... any views or suggestions for energy saving settings?