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Can't buy enough batteries

The batteriess go dead every 5 - 8 pics have I got something ativated that is eating my batteries. I have tried all types of batteries took it back to the store and was told that is the way these cameras operate. Samsung said it was probably caused by using video which I haven't done.

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  • arp70blue Nov 07, 2007

    Hello, I put in new batteries and am lucky if they last for 10 shots. Any help would be welcome.

  • mitch0405 Nov 19, 2007

    the camera wont turn on even with new batteries. the camera says low battery all the time

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    Brand new batteries last 3 pics and the camera shuts down. Do Samsung know about this prob and is there a fix?

  • daviefs Nov 19, 2008

    Can't even get any pictures taken before it turns off saying low battery even when they are brand new out of the package.

  • tommyfin41 Jan 06, 2009

    I have a digimax 53 and have the same problems, I have used expensive batteries and have also used rechargeable ones as well, very often I simply take the bats out and then put them back in and 90% of the time the camera works ok for a few more shots. There is obviously a problem with this model and I would not recommend it, its **** !!!!

  • tolofus Jan 30, 2009

    every 5-8 mins the batteries would get weak

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    same thing here

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I was having the same problem until i bought Duracell Rechargable Batteries. When you go to your menu option and setting you will see that the camera is set to Alkaline meaning that the camera will best operate with Alkaline Batteries. The Duracell Rechargable Batteries cost retail 14.99 and come with four batteries and a charger. They are normal AA batteries but they are Alkaline and I have found last me a long time and if the battery dies I simply recharge them and the camera works perfectly. Hope this helps.

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I had the same problem, but what i found out that helps is that i got rechargable batteries and the last ALOT longer.

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Hello, Thanks to all who have taken part and offered assistance - I think the second solution may be the answer offered by Guest.

Basically, get another camera - I have tried everything with this camera and have given up.

Thanks again.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

I wish I had read consumer reports before I bought the battery eatting samsung....solution ....buy another camers

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Don't bother with alkaline batteries. They are useless in digicams, and particularly so with some Samsung models. Use rechargeables, or "oxyride" high current disposables.

There may be a setting in the menu for which type of battery you are using, which may help, but still, you are better off not using alkalines. The stupid part is, cameas are often shipped with alkalines in the box! Great way to dissapoint customers! (

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