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Batteries only lasting a couple of days with minimum usage

Camera keeps telling me to replace batteries even though they are new batteries... I am not using the camera much. Batteries used to last ages but now it is telling me to replace every few days

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I have same problem. I think it is because the batteries have to be Alkaline

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