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Batteries My HP M22 camera is two yrs old, and has constant battery problems. I have been using Nickel Metal-hydride rechargeable batteries and when fully charged, I can only get two-three pictures......then get a message that batteries are to low to take pictures. Suggestions ?

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Yes I do. We have 2 of these cameras, and have tried every kind of battery out there, incuding rechargables.

This little camera does a lot of things for the price, but it is always hungry. We've only found ONE battery that actually works for it (and takes more than 2-3 pics before giving us error messages), and that is the energizer "e" battery in the silver and BLUE package. They have orange and green packs but make sure you try the BLUE ones.

You might think they are a little pricey (we buy ours at the local WM for around $6 for two, or 419 for eight), but they truly work. Plus, even when they no longer power the camera, there is plenty of juice left in them to power other battery operated items. Our hair trimmers have been running for two months now on a pair of batteries that would no longer power up the camera.

That should solve the battery problems. And, we've also noticed the older the camera gets, the moer likely it is to be extremely picky on the batteries and the DC card!

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Unimportant note: The mAh means Milli Amphere Hours, which means how much power the battery cell will hold when fully charged. It is measured in Ampheres (Amps) per Hour, or in this case Milliamperes (1/1000 of an amp), but that's not important to know; all rechargeable batteries are rated by this number.

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