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Must chance batterys all the time.

I love the camera, but I must chance the batterys ever 8 - 10 shots. why? It was not like that in the beginning.

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  • CLambert030 May 11, 2010

    What sort of batteries are you using?

    Rechargeable batteries lose their capacity over use and time. If you don't fully expend the charge in the batteries, this will further deplete their life-span.

    I've been dealing with the battery-solution issue for a good few months with my Fuji S2000HD, and have resorted to disposable, high-capacity lithium batteries.


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