Are you sure the camera is actually using a gyroscope for image stabilization? That would mean some sort of fast spinning moving part inside - which would be somewhat battery consuming, and also probably be heard / felt when the camera is on (but none of them is the case).
While the battery consumption has a lot to do with the mass and hence momentum of the wheel (which wouldnt be much for a very tiny gyro), I dont think the gyro will always work when the camera is ON.
It needs to work only when the shutter is deployed.
Originally Posted by gstercken
But it also means that without a spare battery, you can't use the camera while it is being charged.
I know this detail isn't important, but I am also curious now... Did the camera that allow for charging of batteries resident in the camera actually allow photography on an empty / no battery and a live charger?
(In this respect, the power consumption of a camera is very different from that of a cellphone that needs near constant power supply, while the camera often needs a surge - especially for the flash - provided via a resident capacitor. Though, of course - it is possible.)
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