That does take a lot less current to have the camera run that slowly. WeatherSTEM adjusts. (up to 24 hours, then it just thinks you are dead and removes the Icon from the dashboard until we hear from you again).
Every time you access theWiFi, you use more power. It might just be fine depends on what battery you use, your sun and how cloudy it is! We give you the data to figure out what is going on from your own yelling and experience.