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Camera wont stay turned on even with new batteries

I just bought brand new batteries for the camera and put them in and it says low battery and then shuts off. Why is that happening and what can I do to make the camera work so I can use it?

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Ashley, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in today's digital camera. Some brands may have reached their shelf-life in the store, and may have problems just powering startup of the camera right out of the package.

Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. These days many retailers sell these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks 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 slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah. Avoid brands that do not list the power rating on the package or batteries.

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