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Low battery signal coming on with new batteries

Just put batteries in camera and after using for a few minutes it gives low battery signal and will turn off.The batteries are good.

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  • snoddywilko Feb 24, 2009

    i put in new batteries and it immediately says change the batteries. i am using duracell and they are always fine. it is as if the camera is just not reading the batteries atall.

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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras that use AA's for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation.

Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

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