This camera is using up the batteries too fast. There is something wrong here.
What type of batteries are you using?
I have only found ONE battery that is worth buying for a digital camera, any make or model. I've always had HP cameras, but my last purchase was the Canon A1100 IS. It is amazing, but all that power makes it hungry too.
I have had nothing but success with the BLUE Energizer LITHIUM batteries. They run about $5-6 for a two-pack or $10 for a 4-pack at WalMart. We get an amazing amount of shots out of these. The only time I totally drained them quickly was when I took several movies. I always date the batteries with a sharpie to see how long they last. I regularly get from 1 month to 3 months, depending on the quantity of shots.
Other batteries, even alkaline, are useless. I tried the Duracell copper tops, and got maybe 8 shots before they died! : P
So, we now only buy the blue energizers, with no regrets at all!
(And the neat part? Those blue batteries have more juice left after your camera too. Once they are not powering up the camera properly, they can be used in other things that take AA, like small flashlights, etc, and it can still power those items as well. We have a beard trimmer that I never have to buy batteries for - I just use the used camera batteries and we get even more use from them.)
Truly, I am a loyal BLUE Lithium fan for life.
Oct 30, 2010 |
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera