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My battery lasts for about a dozen snaps only

After taking abt 10-12 snaps the battery icon shows half empty and then it dies off...i had purchased new batteries thinking that it might be a problem with old ones but the problem still exists...i keep my batteries on charge the whole day but in vain

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What battery type and size/capacity are you using?

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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    Dean Jul 15, 2009

    Basically you need to be using NiMH rechargeable batteries. If you are using alkaline or other low power batteries, the camera will consume these extremely rapidly. Get yourself a set of NiMH batteries along with a charger and you should find the batteries last a lot longer!

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How long does charge last, want to charge before giving as a gift


charge to at least 50%. (For storage purposes, so that the battery won't get messed up).
You can tell this by checking the battery indicator (bars, icon or percentage) periodically. If it shows 50% or an icon that shows a battery half-full.
sorry if this was confusing, as I am tired.

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I am in Pune 411004 in India and have purchased Samsung digital es 15 camera recently. Original 2 aa Alkaline batteries have been completely used up.when I replaced these with 2 new eveready batteries...


Solution: As digital cameras become more advanced and include more features, the power needed to keep them functioning has also increased. That means that typical alkaline batteries likely won’t do more than power your camera for a few shots before running out of juice. Sometimes, your digital camera may not power on at all if the inserted alkaline batteries aren’t fully charged or powerful enough. Rather than carry along dozens of alkaline batteries for a single photo shoot, you can save money by purchasing rechargeable NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries. Rechargeable batteries can be purchased with a charger that you plug into a wall outlet, and they fully charge in one to five hours depending on the charger and the type of batteries you’re using.

If you’re already using rechargeable batteries but are experiencing short battery life with your digital camera, it’s likely time to replace your rechargeable batteries with new ones. Depending on the number of charging cycles you perform (how many times you discharge and recharge your batteries), rechargeable batteries typically last for two to three years before they no longer hold a full charge. You may also ensure that you’re charging your rechargeable batteries directly before use. As batteries sit unused for extended periods of time, they automatically lose some of their charge.

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