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Brand New Canon Powershot A1000 IS battery power always low

I just bought a Canon Powershot A1000 IS because my Canon Powershot A570 IS was doing just what my new camera is now! The batteries that came with the A1000 became low so I changed them out for new ones. The camera will turn on, give me the 'very low' or '1/4 life' bar in the top righthand corner, possibly last long enough to take a single picture, and then die. I've replaced the new batteries I bought with other new ones, only to get the same result. I bought this new camera because my old one was doing the same thing after two years and I thought it was simple wear and tear. Why, after three days of use, will my new camera not accept its new batteries?!

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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras that use AA's for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation.

Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

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