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C743 You recently commented on the C743 and I like many have the battery issues. They discharge even when the camera is off. You mentioned that there were others out there that were better and maybe even less expensive. Can you suggest one of them and I would really like to have the separate viewfinder that the C743 has Thanks ! ! Zork

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  • sisde Oct 28, 2008

    My Kodak XE Easy Share (C743) drains batteries in a few hours...while just sitting idle.

  • yochumd Nov 25, 2008

    Does anyone have a solution to this problem other than buying a new camera?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    my c743 drains batteries while idle as well. Any solution for this camera would be appreciated.

  • Bob Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with this camera that I purchased with a warranty from Best Buy. The Geek Squad says that it's normal for a camera to drain it's battery with it off for two days...BS. I have other cameras that don't drain it's battery when it's off for months. I have sent this thing out for repair 4 times now and all they do is clean the lense. Why is Kodak not fixing this problem or at least admitting that it exists. It's a lemon in my opinion and should be replaced under the warranty I purchased.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I've used this kodak c743 twice, I went to use it the other day and the batteries died rapidly, i bought new batteries and they died within an hour, there's obviously a problem with the camera, but of course i threw away the reciept. Kodak is junk, this is my third faulty camera, I'm gonna buy a nikon, I could fix this mess of a camera, but it will most likely break again, JUNK!!

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All electronic devices will drain from the batteries connected, but overnight is ridiculous.

What are the features you want?

Do you want a point and shoot camera that fits in your shirt pocket or one that needs a carrying case?

I recommend a point and shoot for everyday picture taking, stay away from the non-standard cameras. Sony (R) is notorius for making proprietary devices that ONLY work with Sony. Which means that you have to pay more for Sony's proprietary converters to get it to work with your computer.

Purchase something with a not so large screen, to keep max. battery life. Also find a camera with a view finder. It may seem a little awkward having your face at your camera while taking photos, but we all did it prior to digital cams.

Search search search, until you find something you like and more importantly... can afford.

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