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Sp 350 battery

My sp 350 eats batteries - about 20 shots per battery set - Rechargable simply don't work. The OEM double lithium battery that the camera was supplied with worked for ages and then died.


I have tried all sorts of new li etal hydride rechargeables but no joy


Is it the camera or a fault?





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Re: sp 350 battery

Use energiser lithium from 7dayshop. They last ages. I gave up with rechargeables.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Re: sp 350 battery

There is apparently a firmware issue with this camera with regards to power display,thats all i know, couldnt find update when i searched

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

Re: sp 350 battery

Buy rechargeable battery from Meijer. I have searched through internet and super markets, only find this store sells rechargeable CRV-3 battery and charger around $26 in total. The battery can be used to shot about 200 pics, and rechargeable with good quality recharger. I have bought twice from Ebay, but got non-chargeable battery and bad quality charger although it was claimed those are rechargeable battery. So I never trust ebay anymore.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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Re: sp 350 battery

It Needs a Lithium battery- only lithiums have the density to cope with the demand - no need to buy expensive Olympus Originals
Try for starters
Plenty  of sellers out there.

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Re: sp 350 battery

I had the same problem install olympus firmware update, that will solve the problem

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