If I leave the 2 AA batteries in my camera between uses, they are dead by the time I get back to the camera. Even if it's a short time, the batteries are "eaten up."
Also, I have to look through the viewfinder to take pictures now, used to be I could use the LCD screen but no more.
Still takes great pictures but the battery-thing is very annoying.
I need to know if the Ofoto offered in the Kodak e-mailing program is free? I have a filter that will not allow me to look at the albums I send and if I'm being charged for the Ofoto account it isn't worth my time.
Can you tell me how to transfer my pictures from my camera to the computer. I have the cable that hooks into my camera and the computer but can't seem to get the pictures transferred.
Thanks for your help. Betty B.
Are you using good quallty Nickel Metal Halyde rechargable batteries? Digital cameras are real battery eaters and do best with NiMH batteries. Try 2200MA or stronger and see if that doesn't make a difference.
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check the mhr on the batteries you use
they should be re-chargeable batteries as alkaline batteries do not have what it takes and run down very quickly
the re-chargeable battery should be around the 2000 mhr rating
These type of batteries run out quickly, because they are basically just 2x AA Rechargable tapped together. Cameras using these kind or just AA batteries run out quickly and don't last so long. Its always on and running as long as the connectors are touching (Positive and Negative) conductors.
Resolution: Take out the batteries when not in use If you have the budget, buy a new camera; stay away from these type of battery cameras -Price ranges from 100USD-1,000+USD
There is another battery next the the AA battery under a little cover marked CR1220. That is the battery size. If that battery is dead, or has never been installed then every time you change the AA batteries the camera will forget the time and date. Try to get one from a specialty store that turns over its inventory quickly and you may find that you will only change this battery every 2 or 3 years.
I started having a similar problem with my Fuji FinePix F10 after about 3 1/2 years of problem-free use. Another poster had some really helpful advice which I thought I'd pass on. It seems there is an internal battery or capacitor which basically fails after a while, meaning date/time settings etc are lost when the battery is removed. (Some people claim this is a motherboard/chip problem instead - seems to be contentious!) So the camera is faulty, but the problem can be worked around.
The advice I found, which worked for my camera, was this:
- Turn off camera and leave off for approx 15 seconds before opening battery door. - Change battery quickly (within a few seconds). - Close battery door and leave camera off for approx 15 secs before turning back on.
This retained all settings when I tested it multiple times. I imagine it might not work if changing over a totally dead battery though.
My guess here is that you're using standard "AA" batteries. If you're doing this, a digital camera will **** the life out of them very quickly. Look into purchasing rechargable "AA" size Lithium-Ion batteries. They will last MUCH longer and save you a ton of cash on the alkaline batteries.
Yes, there is definitely a fault with your camera.
You should be able to return it for a replacement.
I wouldn't experiment too much with batteries in this camera. batteries discharging this quickly are likely to overheat, causing unmentionable catastrophe.
Either your camera board is dead, or you are not using the right batteries. There are 2 types of AA batteries on the market today. One type is the normal 1.5V batteries. The other is the special lithium batteries that run a slightly higher voltage, usually about 2V. Many camera owners do not know this fact.
Check your focus control on the left side of the camera is not set to "continual focus" CF, as this will constantly adjust focus and run your battery down quickly.
Also NiCd batteries are not very useful -use Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) which last longer and don't suffer from memory effects. These batteries don't reach full capacity until after a number of recharge/drain cycles.
How can I extend my digital camera’s battery life and save money?
Avoid the three main power drains in a digital camera: power cycling, unnecessary flash, and excessive LCD (liquid-crystal display) use. A camera uses power each time it initializes or shuts down, so avoid cycling the camera on and off between shots; you should only turn the camera off when you finish taking pictures.
Also, because it takes energy to use a flash, turn this component off in daylight or high-light areas. Even if your camera doesn’t fire the flash, it takes energy to keep the flash charged.
In addition, the color LCDs used on digital cameras can demand a lot of power (especially if the camera is left on for a prolonged period), so turn off the LCD and use the optical viewfinder rather than the LCD to frame the snapshot. Plus, make sure you only use the LCD sparingly to review your snapshots.
If you haven’t purchased a camera yet, choose one that uses common (low-cost) alkaline batteries rather than the more expensive lithium cells. Most cameras that operate on AA or AAA batteries also will accept rechargeable batteries, which may cost more initially but can easily pay for themselves in the long run. Of course, always refer to a camera’s manual for specific operating suggestions and precautions.