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DX4330 black screen, retracts and opens on its own

My DX 4330 is about 6 yrs old. Imagine, $300 for this camera back then that buys you much more and a better camera now. It has intermittingly retracted and extended the lens on its own. I recently discovered it uses normal AA Alkaline batteries, as the NiCads cannot be ordered, its a new size that does not fit in the charger.  NOW the problem is, like I see elsewhere on posts, the camera is showing a black preview of every picture and video image (sound records) I take.  LIke you had the cap on when taking pictures! Kodak refers me to a Precision Camera, and even if you leave the trouble posting field blank, it still comes up $130+ to repair. So even if someone who is senile doesn;t know the camera works but thinks it doesn't like turning it on, and they send it in, ther charge $130? PATHETIC!
Any answers to the shutter problem?
I am weighing in to either buyy a Kodak Z1285 or a recommened Canon SD 1100 or the new 1200 (less MP and Zoom, but sounds like a thinner and better camera, less aggrevation with batteries.
PLease respond with your experience with the DX 4330.
Thanks, Larry

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In the event that you decide to buy another Kodak camera, Kodak offers a 25% discount from the Kodak online store since you have a DX4330.

You may want to check out the Z980.

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