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Digital camera battery tips

Digital cameras rely mainly on battery power, but if you are using does not match or do not pay attention to save the battery, the battery will take a few photos in when you do not run out. Of course, the battery will eventually run out, when you find that when they are depleted, you will need to replace them.
Save the battery, carry, there are many places to pay attention. Just bought rechargeable batteries generally very low or no power consumption, should be charged before use. Fully charged battery is very hot, should be cooled and then into the camera. In order to extend shooting time, shooting should try not to use LCD viewfinder; reduce the number of optical zoom; reduce the number of flash; pay attention to the integrity of the battery insulation, if they are damaged cement should be transparent tape.
When we try to use to save battery usage. The first is to avoid using unnecessary zoom operation, if it is to zoom, we suggest you to move the camera position to get the same zoom effect! Second is to avoid frequent use of flash, the flash is the power-hungry, if not compelled to suggest that you generally do not use. Furthermore, the adjustment is best to use the viewfinder image, but do not use the LCD display. LCD display amazing energy, so it is best to use less, because the average shooting through the viewfinder can be completed. Of course, in order to save power will not block it, such as when shooting at close range, LCD display is an indispensable component. Finally, remember that when using a digital camera does not turn it off.
For the battery clean, and most people do not pay attention. In order to avoid the loss of power problems, please contact points at both ends to keep the battery and battery cover of the internal clean. If necessary, use a soft, clean, dry cloth to gently wipe. Never use chemical or other cleaning of the cleaning agent with a solubility, such as thinners, solvents containing alcohol or cleaning your digital camera, battery, or charger. In addition, the use of charging before the battery with a soft, dry cloth to clean the contact points at both ends, try to clean the battery contact points at both ends, so you can ensure that the battery can be completely adequate power. If the battery's electrode oxidation of the situation there, the need to wipe out, if a serious case of the oxidation or loss when the new battery should be replaced immediately.
With the correct method of charging a great impact on the battery, use the original charger and battery will help extend battery life. For the charging time will depend on the charger and battery, and the use of voltage stability and other factors. If the battery is the first time (or have not used the battery for several months), to remember the number of charging lithium batteries must be more than 6 hours, Ni-MH battery must be more than 14 hours, otherwise the battery life would be more in future short. Generally subject to several charge / discharge process in order to achieve optimum efficiency. There are remnants of power and the battery, try not to repeat the charge to ensure battery life. If you are a nickel-cadmium battery, a charge will only stop charging, and then recharge it, doing so is not the battery is full of. This is what we call the "memory effect", this effect will reduce the overall battery capacity and the use of time. As time goes on, less and less stored charge, the battery can be used more quickly.
Also, if you plan to use a digital camera for long periods, must to the battery charger from the digital camera or taken out, and it is completely discharged, and then stored in a dry, cool environment, but not to the battery and the general metal objects placed together. Because of prolonged storage in the digital camera battery charger, or may cause leakage and damage and so on. In order to avoid short-circuit the battery problem in the battery when not in use, should be to protect the cover to save it. Storage battery has been fully charged, be especially careful, no matter what type of batteries are the same, certainly not on the purse, pocket, bag or other container with metal objects.

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