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You can try updating the firmware if it is possible first.If this doesn't help then try removing the batteries off the camera
and allow the camera to reset for an hour and then put them back. If this doesn't help then You need to use 2500 or higher rechargeable batteries - as soon as you
switch to this type of battery, it will work fine!
Your camera requires four AA size batteries.There are several factors that contribute to battery life:
This is the best solution for enjoyment and cost savings. NiMH
batteries typically last longer per charge than the average alkaline
batteries. NiMH batteries are rechargeable batteries, so they can be
used several times and thereby reduce the expense of continually
purchasing new batteries. NiMH batteries are typically sold with a
power adapter for charging. The life of these batteries can often be
determined by the mAh rating, the higher the mAh rating on the battery,
the longer that they will last. NiMH batteries do not have the memory
effect associated with NiCd batteries, which means that these batteries
can be recharged at any time and at your convenience (you do not have
to wait for the batteries to completely drain between charges).
Energizer has introduced a new series of Lithium batteries that provide
optimum performance and long life for disposable AA size batteries.
Laboratory studies shows that Lithium batteries last more than three
times as long as standard Alkaline batteries. This means many more
hours of fun and satisfaction with your digital camera. These lithium
batteries are not rechargeable, they are long lasting.
Using the LCD display, downloading images, playback, zoom and flash all
require some battery power to operate and may decrease the number of
shots per set of batteries. Performance may also vary based on the
Alkaline batteries selected. To significantly increase battery life, be
sure to turn off the LCD when it is not in use. The LCD consumes the
most amount of battery power. The benefit of being able to use alkaline
batteries is that you can find then almost anywhere if needed.
If you are using manganese batteries, the typical battery life will be
about 2 - 5 shots. Then the camera will indicate that battery power is
low and may shut-down. To avoid this experience, use either Alkaline or
Optimum Solution: Use a set of NiMH batteries
for longer use and to reduce the expense of continually buying new
batteries. It may also be a good idea to keep a spare set of NiMH
batteries for other devices that require AA size batteries on a regular
basis. Use AA Alkaline batteries when the NiMH batteries need to be
recharged and you want to continue enjoying the use of your camera.
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Digital cameras in general use a lot of battery power; this one in particular is noted for short battery life. When it was new, this camera was supplied with a Lithium Ion battery for longer life; if you're using regular AAs, the battery life will be disappointing. Oh, and cheap batteries from the dollar store might not even work at all!
The most cost effective solution is probably high capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries; get a set of four so that you can have spares on hand. If even that isn't acceptable, look into getting the Lithium Ion one.
If you bought this camera used, the short battery life could easily be the reason the original owner got frustrated with it.
Buy the best quality batteries, but NOT the highest mAhr ones. They are designed for long usage for low drain applicaions but may not be able to deliver the high currents required by digital cameras. 2100-2400mAh is said to be best. Also, use a good quality charger that can discharge and slow recharge to reconditionbatteries. I recently bought a Maha charger and some Imedion batteries. Now my camera works as it should. (previously it lost the auto-focus after a few shots). A bit expensive but cheaper than a new camera!
You can solve the battery problem by updating the firmware for the camera. You can find it at http://www.kodak.com/go/c340downloads
Please let me know if you have any problems, and let me know if it fixes it.