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Battery life takes only 10 pics and batteries are flat.how many should it take to need new batteries.

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THere are no set number of shots but it should definitely be more than 10. the reason could be that the battery that you bought is not designed for digital cameras as digital cameras require a bit more power than normal gadgets. So you have 2 options. Go with recheargeable (Cheaper in the long run + you can take all the pictures you want) or you can buy disposable ones that are designed for digital cameras ( you can buy them from camera shops)

I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply and i would be happy to assist. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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What a poor performance,i hadnt thought the the battery life is so silly,i went...


Many digital cameras (eg Samsung D53, Nikon 2100) have extremely poor battery life with alkaline batteries (under 20 shots!). Sometimes they won't even take a single picture.

Try using rechargeable batteries or "oxyride" disposable batteries. They perform infinately better.

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I use aa battery's in my camera but they only take 5 to 10 pics at a time.......is this normal or is something wrong like maybe a setting or something? what should i do to fix this?


Digital cameras in general use a lot of battery power; this one in particular is noted for short battery life. When it was new, this camera was supplied with a Lithium Ion battery for longer life; if you're using regular AAs, the battery life will be disappointing. Oh, and cheap batteries from the dollar store might not even work at all!

The most cost effective solution is probably high capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries; get a set of four so that you can have spares on hand. If even that isn't acceptable, look into getting the Lithium Ion one.

If you bought this camera used, the short battery life could easily be the reason the original owner got frustrated with it.

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Take 6 pics and needs new batteries, also tried different type batteries!


Not all digital cameras are created equal it would be nice to know what camera/model and what batteries you are using. If this is a point and shoot type you won't get very much life out of a set of regular alkaline batteries, you should switch to rechargeable type and the battery life will extend for several hundred shots. Also if you leave the LCD screen on continually the battery draw will be severe and last only a few minutes. Meaning you are previewing the images you have already take to long and draining the batteries.

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