I am considering buying a Sony Alpha a6000. One of the things I like to do is time-lapse, rather long ones, often several thousand pictures long. The specs of the camera say about 300 pics per battery, and one guy claimed to be getting about a thousand. Since I don't have the camera yet I am unclear about a couple of things I may be able to do to get the pics I need.
Can I turn off the lCD screen while shooting?
I understand the camera has in camera charging, can I plug the camera in to a car charger while shooting, and will this be enough to keep up with the cameras discharge? (I did time-lapse on a cell phone (Lumia) that even when plugged in to the car charger it still discharged)
This question is a duplicate, which was posted about a year ago and received no answers, hopefully someone is now around whom can answer this.
With A6000 can get longer battery life by making selection EVF-LCD manual. This is one of main consumers even the camera is switched off. You can set it to EVF and get more than 350 shoots
Also you can consider making focus manual, again to minimize energy consuming.
Unfortunately you can't on the same time charge the camera and operate it. To have camera charged via USB you need to switch it off. When you switch it on it stop charging