Notes from the field for Explorer.
The brand new 1 DX mark 2 is a real upgrade if you look on all the tests and numbers.
Even the DXO test points out „excellent“ camera with 88 points for the Sensor.
Svalbard Dogsledge Expedition with Iland Solarpower
But… there is always room for improvement !
Taking a new camera on a remote shooting is always a risk.
The early bird bonus can bring a lot of trouble and I always back up with my „old“ stuff.
The first schock by checking the camera for the next Expedition
was the new charger LC-E19 and the new LP-19 battery.
An upgrade in capacity from 2450 mAh (LP-E4N)
to 2700 mAh (LP-E19) sounds nice even when the camera is consuming more Power.
LC-E19 the new charger no support for 12/24 V !
But the new charger did not offer a 12-24V support like the predecessor LC-E4N.
LC-E19 is not made for Explorers but it costs 50 $ more. Why this Canon ? Its a step down.
So I have to use the „old LC-E4N“ but this one did not charge the new LP-E19 battery !
The result is I have to use the old batteries with an old charger in a new Camera !
The old LC-E4N did not take new LP-E19 batteries ! But you can use 12-24 V and 110-230V thats fine.
OK you can work around and use Solarpower and have to convert it up to 110/230 V but thats less efficient more weight etc. What do we expect from Canon ?
And how many people do use this Camera far away from the next power plug ?
Having an indicator (full / empty) with these new batteries will also be a good Idea. And charging 2 batteries @ the same time (simultanos) is nice to have…
And charging the battery while in the camera is still a wish!
A failure with the new charger is also to show always for the non active channel that the battery is 100% (full).
When it starts charging it show the correct result.
So check twice in your camera if the battery has full power.
I am waiting for 3rd party products and still have the wish that Canon is not forgetting their Explorers.