Why do mirrorless cameras have shorter battery life?

by tjt263   Last Updated January 13, 2018 01:18 AM

I'm thinking of trading in my Canon EOS 650D (DSLR) and buying an EOS M5 (Mirrorless). But apparently mirrorless cameras don't last very long in between recharges.

This would be a problem for me because I'm already frustrated with my current battery life, and there's no battery grip accessory available for Canons mirrorless cameras.

So what causes the mirrorless cameras shorter battery life?

Is it the electronic viewfinder & LCD display? Because I constantly use LiveView anyway. So maybe it won't be too bad.



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