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Camera batterys

I have noticed that so many people are still putting factory charged batterys into there cameras. you must use rechargable batterys they last much longer on one single charge cost far less but most of all have a much more powerful output path

try it youl be glad you did

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Batteries don`t last very long.Also there is a small round battery in the bottom & was wondering what its for?

Digital cameras are notorious for using lots of power. Unfortunately, there's a temptation to use cheap batteries, since they don't last long, which makes the problem worse.

I would give up on trying to use Alkaline, or even NiCad. The only practical battery to use is Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH). You have to be disciplined about remembering to recharge them instead of throwing them away! Get two sets; charge both, put one set in, and keep the other in your camera bag. When they run flat, put in the spares, and put the others on to charge. When they're fully charged, put them in your bag for next time. Each charge should get you at least half an hour's continuous use, and/or take 200 or more photos.

The tiny round battery is to keep the clock running; when you notice the clock is wrong, change it.

Some cameras need to know which kind of battery you have fitted; if yours is one of them make sure the setting is set to NiMH, otherwise it'll tell you they're flat when they're not.

Mar 29, 2011 | Cameras

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Easyshare 721 battery problems

You need high-power re-chargeables - 2300 mAH or 2500 mAh

May 13, 2017 | Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera

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kodak camera bad battery life

Okay, first of all, KODAK batteries are a waste of money. And second of all, make sure that you aren't using rechargeable batteries. And if you checked those, bring those batteries back to the store bub, because those are some lousy 5% charged from the factory.

May 22, 2008 | Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

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Help with s630 Digital Camera

Rechargable batteries actually do not recharge the 100 times advertised. After maybe 10 times they are reduced in capacity noticably. For instance, new alkaline batteries will last me maybe 60 pictures, however the rechargables are only good for about 5. To test this try taking out the batteries, and put back in before you wish to try them, also turn off the flash if it is not needed.(flash uses a lot of power)

Apr 11, 2008 | Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

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using rechargable battery with new camera for the first time

If you are using a rechargeable battery, yes you should fully charge it before you use the camera for the first time. Rechargeable batteries are normally supplied without a charge from the factory, but not always. Fully charged batteries may be in storage for a long time before the camera is purchased and unlike modern dry cells, rechargables will not hold a charge for years.

Fully charge your battery, then run it until it has completely exhausted. If you plan to put the camera in storage at some point in the future, always recharge the battery every couple of months or so, to keep it in good condition.

Of course make sure the supplied battery is in fact rechargeable and not a lithium which should not be recharged.
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Mar 11, 2008 | Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera

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