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Battery life My SL400R Kyocera camera depletes the charge of a fully charged new battery in about 60 seconds and shuts off. It seems to have a direct short. Help!

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I bought a few SL400R.. yes I think this is the best camera ever. The battery that came with the cameras always would last very short time, especially in cold weather. But when I ordered new ones online, these would last very long. The specs of the new batteries are the same as the original ones. Go figure. After that I ordered external charger too, so I dont need to use the camera's built-in charger. Works very well.

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{ ...
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