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Travelers should use cameras with AA Batteries

Digital cameras come in two varieties: those that use AA-size batteries and those that are powered by proprietary lithium-ion batteries. If you are a traveler, particularly someone who enjoys remote or rustic locations, choose a camera with AA batteries.
When a camera that uses proprietary batteries runs out of power, you have no choice but to plug the battery into a power outlet to recharge it. This requires an available outlet, a battery charger, and, if you're in a foreign country, a power converter. If access to an outlet is ever in doubt, or if you don't want the hassle of carrying cords and chargers, then the limitations of this system are obvious.
When a camera that uses AA-size batteries runs out of power on a trip, you can simply throw out the old batteries and drop in a new set of high-performance AAs like the Energizer E2 Lithium line. Two or three sets of such batteries can usually take you through a 10-day trip. If you're out of high-performance batteries, you also have the option of using standard alkaline batteries, which are available anywhere in the world, and make a cheap and convenient source of backup power (though they only offer a fraction of the life of high performance batteries).
Recent trips to Asia and Africa have borne this theory out—after my companions' cameras had been sidelined by dead batteries, I was still happily shooting away with my AA-powered Canon PowerShot.

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how many way to charge ?


You cannot charge the battery using the USB cable.
Here are the battery specs for this camers.
Power Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI8 Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Batteries Included: Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable Battery Charger Included: Yes

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MY BATTERIES GO DOWN VERY QUICK. HOW COME ??


My guess here is that you're using standard "AA" batteries. If you're doing this, a digital camera will **** the life out of them very quickly. Look into purchasing rechargable "AA" size Lithium-Ion batteries. They will last MUCH longer and save you a ton of cash on the alkaline batteries.

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Konica Minolta Lithium-Ion Battery Recommendation (warning against the use of non-genuine or counterfeit batteries)


We have received a number of inquiries regarding the usage of Konica Minolta digital cameras with non-genuine or counterfeit Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries. Please be advised that genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are equipped with security system to prevent the camera from damages. It has been reported that some counterfeit batteries are NOT equipped with a security system. The use of such batteries will cause damage to your Konica Minolta digital camera and may cause fire. Further, every Konica Minolta digital camera has been designed to fulfill its nominal value in performance with a corresponding genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion battery. For safety and optimum performance, we recommend that you only use genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries with Konica Minolta digital cameras. Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries will include the Konica Minolta model # (NP-200, NP-400, etc) and are only available through authorized Konica Minolta dealers and the Konica Minolta on-line store. Please note that Konica Minolta is not responsible for damages or troubles caused by the use of lithium batteries which are not specified in the instruction manuals or not produced/distributed by Konica Minolta Camera Inc. (Updated 01/29/04) Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are listed below: Konica Lithium-ion Battery DR-LB4 for Konica Digital Revio KD-510Z/410Z/500Z/400Z/310Z Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-200 for Minolta DiMAGE Xt/Xi/X Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-400 for Minolta DiMAGE A1 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-600 for Minolta DiMAGE G400 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-500 for Minolta DiMAGE G500 Minolta External High-Power Battery EBP-100* is available for the following models: Minolta DiMAGE A1/Z1/7Hi/7i/7/5/S414/S404/S304 * EBP-100 is consisted of 2pcs. Lithium-ion Battery NP-100, 1pc. Battery Holder BH-100, and 1pc. Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-100

Sep 15, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

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What is BP-400?


BP-400 is a exclusive external power battery pack for DiMAGE A1 and A2. It can be attached to the body and has portability and movability. It is very convenient for the customers who want to use AA size battery or take a long time picture. One or two exclusive lithium-ion battery NP-400 can be attached. 6 AA batteries; Ni-MH and Alkaline battery can be used. (Nickel dry battery and lithium battery cannot be used. Recording: Approx. 560 frames,continuous playback: Approx. 480 min.(2 pcs. NP-400 batteries) Recording: Approx. 290 frames,continuous playback: Approx. 270 min.(6pcs. 2100mAh Ni-MH batteries) Recording: Approx. 80 frames, continuous playback: Approx. 80 min. (6pcs. Alkaline-manganese batteries) Standard Accessory: Holding Strap HS-2 Optional Accessories: Dedicated lithium-ion battery (NP-400), battery charger (BC-400) INPUT: AC100-240V/50-60Hz, OUTPUT: DC8.4V 700mA

Sep 15, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

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