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Batteries This camera has been the worst digital camera I have ever used.  The pic quality is fine.  The ease of use is fine.  The problem lies in the battery longevity.  Maybe that is not even the right description.  I will put in new batteries and only use my camera for a short time.  The next time I go to use the camera it is not at all uncommon for it to not turn on.  Even though it has new batteries and was not left on, the batteries are dead.  It happens with the rechargeable as well as regular batteries.  Sometimes in the middle of use it will shut off.  I have spoken with a couple of my friends that have the same camera, and they have had the same problem.  It has been very frustrating and a number of important shots have been missed because of this undependability.  (By the way, this is my second camera of this model to do this.  The first one began having this problem almost immediately so I exchanged it.  This second camera took a little more time to display the problem, and I have not known what to do about it or who to contact.)  You can rest assured that I will not even consider buying another Kodak camera and will discourage others from purchasing these products. Kathy Robbs

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    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    Hi Kathy

    Unfortunately the barttery contacts used on this model are not the best in the world. There are a couple of things you can try though.



    Firstly, are you using the correct capacity batteries? Digital cameras are power hungry. if you use ordinary alkaline AA batteries they won't last long. If you are not using them already, use lithium ion (L'ion) batteries or high capacity rechargeables of 2300mah. You should get around 200 shots from lithium batteries with this camera.



    Secondly, just as an experiment try removing the batteries after using the camera and see if they last longer. If they do, then the camera is draining battery power even when it is off. This would be very unusual and would need a specialist repair.



    Finally, make sure the batteries and the camera contacts are absolutely clean. Use a tiny drop of alcohol on a cotton bud to clean all the contacts.

    Hope this helps

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This model of camera does drain your batteries while it's off. Numbers I've seen in online discussion boards from people who used a meter to measure the amount of drainage include 79 to 100ma.

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