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Use of batteries in digital camera

I am having Nikon make digital camera, mode- coolpix 5100. Originally it was supplied with Ni MH batteries. Can i use Lithium based batteries in my camera. Further the battery charger for it will be same as for Ni MH batteries or different. Please advice.

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Re: use of batteries in digital camera

You can change from nickel metal hylide to lithium ion batteries but you need a lithium charger. DO NOT SUBSTITUTE chargers! I've had my sony mavica for 7 years I have not needed to change the flashtube. the flashtube is a xenon based flashtube.

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I've only had my Nikkon CoolPix for a month with only 100 pictures and keep getting the battery exhausted. I keep changing the batteries, but I keep getting the same message. Helo!

The Nikon CoolPix 3200 has an unusual battery selection AND also needs the type of battery being used to be selected in the set up menu. The default is Alkaline, if you are not using Alkaline this function may be part of your rapid discharge. What I would suggest is to switch to a "good" set of Ni-MH batteries, generally these can be bought as a set/kit with a charger. If you have a manual what I'm referring to is on pages 18 and 19. For changing the setting for battery type can be found on page 96. The battery choices for this camera can be confusing to anyone. Happy Holidays from Robert in Canada

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I am a semi-pro, long-time photographer and I just learned from a long-time pro...

Many digital cameras (eg Samsung D53, Nikon 2100) have extremely poor battery life with alkaline batteries (under 20 shots!). Sometimes they won't even take a single picture.

Try using rechargeable batteries or "oxyride" disposable batteries. They perform infinately better.

on Feb 01, 2008 | Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

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My nikon L100 dosent support regargable batteries

Nikon has announced a firmware update that will allow your L100 to use Ni-MH type rechargeable batteries. You can read about this update in greater detail and find links to the firmware here.

I hope this helps!

Sep 21, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L100 Digital Camera

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My nikon coolpix s220 wont charge... do i have to have the original charger???

The S220 uses the EN-EL10 battery. The camera does NOT incorporate any charging circuitry, so connecting it to a computer actually drains the battery. In order to charge the battery, you need the MH-63 battery charger or a third-party equivalent.

If you need a charger, you can order one from your local Nikon dealer or from

Feb 21, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix S220 - Aqua Green 2.5" LCD...

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Can i plug my nikon coolpix s570 into my computer to charge battery

No. You must either remove the battery and charge it in the MH-63 charger or use a nikon coolpix s570. The best bet is to get a second spare battery so that you can recharge a spent battery.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

Feb 16, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera

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At first i put alkaline batteries in coolpix l100 and when its assumed the camera show battery exhausted and i change batteries with ni-mh kind and turn on camera but the message battery exhausted display...

Did you go in and change the battery type in the camera from alkaline to Ni-MH? This fixed the problem for me. It is on page 111 in the manuel (or menu button to setup menu to battery type).

Oct 18, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L100 Digital Camera

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It says battery exausted even with new batteries

I beleive your batteries are of incorrect type or you need to set the type of the battery through menu. My favorite batteries are from Wal-mart: Energizer rechargeable Ni-Mh 2450mAh, (15 min recharging time) they fit any type of camera without setting the battery type through menu. Some incorrect type of batteries often damage the CCD. Ni-Mh Energizer never damages the CCD (black screen), while regular (non-rechargeable) Energizers may damage CCD in Sony S700 or similar cameras.

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Why hasn't my Nikon Coolpix L15 ever really worked?

try rechargeble batteries. i switch to rechargeble batteries and they last much longer than regular batteries.

Dec 20, 2008 | Nikon Coolpix L15 Digital Camera

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Short battery life?

I had a smiler problem with Alkali batteries. Thereafter I started using rechargeable batteries and also changed the setting to Ni-MH. Its working fine now.

Feb 26, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX L10 Digital Camera

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