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Drains my batteries too quickly

Hi, I have this camera and but with rechargeable batteries I can only take about 10 - 15 pictures with Flash before it goes low on power. Is there anything i can do to make it last longer?

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I would purchase new set of rechargeable batteries(good brand because they are cheap) and see if the batteries were going bad. If the problem still persist, 4600 main circuit is not good. Time to reward yourself with brand new digital camera.

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