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AKICILJ: camera batteries

The ol' digital camera is giving me grief. Specifically, I am getting the "low battery warning" and consequent shut down as soon as I put new batteries into it. It wasn't such a battery hog when I first bought it (though still went through them pretty fast); but this is not supportable.

Is it worth buying rechargable NiMH batteries and trying them out? On the plus side, I get the impression from various websites that they are much better in digital cameras than standard alkaline batteries (which I've been using so far). Also I suppose they are better for the environment if I keep on using them. On the downside, if the camera is basically broken (which is a concern, given that it didn't always have this problem so badly) perhaps I would just be throwing good monety after bad?

Advice gratefully received. (Especially from sciamanna or anyone else who also has the Fuji Finepix A340.)

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strange_complex
Apr. 22nd, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested to hear what solutions you find for this. I'm having the exact same problem with my Canon Powershot A620, which I've only had for a year and a half.

My personal interpretation of what's happened is that it isn't actually the camera that's at fault, so much as the batteries I'm using. I bought a massive multipack of AA batteries, of which it takes four, at the same time as buying the camera - which of course was great value for money at the time. But now the batteries I'm using (the last few in the packet) have sat in a drawer for over a year - so I'm not surprised they're past their best.

I am planning to buy a recharger and some suitable batteries once I've used up the last few (not very long, now!), so would be as interested as you in any tips as to what exactly to buy.

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