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Olympus 550 UZ battery

Dear Sir ,
I've been using Olympus 550 UZ for a while , the problem is that it's a battery hog , 4 2700 MAH Camelion fully chraged are onsumed in just 40 shots ( red battery light shows up and Camera dies ) the batteries work o other things for a long time ..
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  • sbeat Jan 08, 2009

    My 550UZ is also just over a year old, but my 2700 batteries only last for 12 pictures before the red low light comes on. This also happens with new batteries. Funny thing is, I can remove the batteries and insert them into my Canon Cybershot camera and they show virtually full strength.



    Does this indicate a problem with the 550UZ???



    sbeat

  • bikedom Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with my SP-550. A solution offered is to use lithium batteries, but do they charge in a NiCd / NiMH charger, or do I need a new charger also?

  • Farhan Chawla
    Farhan Chawla May 18, 2009

    I changed to Energizer from Camelion and they are working fine good enough for a couple of hundred shots on full zoom and all options on 

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I have been using energizer lithium batteries, and get well over 500 pictures (mixed flash/no flash)

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You may want to use lithium batteries... i find the rechargeables in most cameras to not last as long... also you may need to clean the contacts in the battery compartment with alcohol and let air dry

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