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High battery consume

Hello everybody. I have two sets batterys: GP 2300mAh and another set of Olympus 1800mAh. My problem is that the batteries dont last to much time. I only can take 20 pictures and then the camera goes off. The batterie compartment goes very hot. Please advice. Thanks very much

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Re: High battery consume

This thing does eat batteries. I use mine with the video screen OFF and ue the optical viewfinder. This helps a lot. Also, switch the flash OFF when you don't need it.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

Re: High battery consume

This camera has problem with the power suplly. It shuts down quick even if the batteries are still strong. I gonna trash it soon altho it takes nice photo

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Re: High battery consume

I also had the same problem -- but now it will not even power on with new batteries that work in other devices.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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Re: High battery consume

Short in the camera so you do not get proper switch off even when you switch the camera off ( so it stays on all the time ). Or your charger is not fully charging your batteries which then go into your camera say half charged and dont last very long.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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