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Battery life My AA 3000mah batteries don't last 30 mins before the camera switches itself off, indicating that the batteries are flat. When tested on a multimeter they read 1.24volts. The manual say I should get 300 shots using 2500mah batteries. The batteries have been discharged and charged up many times but still the same problem. I'm using Nimh type batteries that read 1.35v full charge and 1.24v when the camera shuts off. Is this a common fault with this camera ?

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  • Rosa Hol Nov 09, 2007

    I am having the same battery problem with my A700. It began from the first day of purchase. Fortunately I purchased a warranty, and was able to take it back. The clerk had no idea why this was happening, and we tried switching out with regular non-rechargable batteries right off the store shelves. Same thing happened. His remedy was to give me a new camera. It worked fine for TWO days and the same thing happens with this one. It's so frustrating to know that the money you spend for something is wasted.

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I bought this type of camera a few months ago.  Instantly I noticed that is wears down batteries.  I would not get to take a lot of photos if I was on a vacation trip.  I have to keep the two batteries on a charger if I wanted to take many photos.  This is disappointing.  I have no solution for you.  However, if someone does have a solution, I, also would like to know it. 

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