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Sony DSC H-5 Camera battery problem and slow response time

I have a Sony DSC H-5 camera and bought brand new batteries (Energizer Rechargeables 2500mAh) and the battery life is very short (about 20 shots after it has been fully charged, the battery status on the screen is displayed as 'low' battery). Can anyone please help to solve this problem.

Also, the response time from when the time you press the button to take a shot it takes about 2 seconds to respond before the picture is taken. Any idea why this is the case? Please help...

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  • rrogers150 Sep 23, 2008

    My daughter is in the Penn State Blue Band. I take pictures on game day and have to change batteries at least twice to get through the game. Very frustrating. I have sent it back to Sony twice and they don't find anything wrong, but I cannot understand why new batteries do not last

  • themullins2 Nov 10, 2008

    My Sony eats batteries like crazy. I don't recally this issue when I first got it, but now I can't go anywhere and take my camera along for a day without having backup batteries on hand. Rechargeables get me 10 - 15 pictures max before running out of charge.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. It is sooooo infuriating. I'm glad that someone else has the same issue-- now I know that I'm not crazy.

  • lflynn3 Apr 08, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my Sony Cybershot DSC-H5. I will put in recharged or brand new batteries and within 5 pictures, it reads that the batteries are dead and shuts off.


  • SciEdMom Apr 18, 2009

    My camera does the same thing: with new batteries I can get about 4-5 shots and then it shuts off and won't come back on. I've tried all different kinds of batteries, and it really doesn't seem to matter. Even if I put new batteries in the camera and let it sit for a day, when I turn it on it displays the "low battery" sign and I can get one shot at best.



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Use lithium batteries. They last longer

Posted on Oct 20, 2008


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