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Battery type issue

I just bought a Quantaray Dakota RZ-2000 film camera. The tech specs show it powered by 2X AA batteries. There is no way that a single AA will fit in the battery compartment. Does anyone know what battery is supposed to fit. Is there a similar Quantaray digital camera that the specs were meant for?
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If you have a manual Dakota RZ-2000 then you will need LR44 watch baterries to operate. You will need two of them. Hope this helps.

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MPN Capture 1300 Key Features Resolution 1.3 Megapixel LCD Screen Size 1.5 in. Digital Zoom 2x Lens Interchangeable Lens Not Interchangeable Lenses Focus Type Fixed Focus Image Quality Image Sensor Type CMOS Camera Resolution 1.3 Megapixel Image Resolutions 640 x 480 • 320 x 240 • 176 x 144 Exposure Control Aperture Range f3 (w) Storage Memory Type CompactFlash Card Type I Built-in Memory Size 8 MB Compression Modes Fine • SuperFine • Normal Compression Type JPEG Flash Flash Type Built-In Flash Functions Flash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash Viewfinder / Display Viewfinder Optical LCD Screen With LCD Screen LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position Interfaces Interface Type USB Power Supply Battery Type 4 x AA Batteries Included Features Built-in MP3 Player Unknown Built-in Microphone Without Built-in Microphone Built-in Speaker Without Built-in Speaker Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount System Requirements Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows NT • Microsoft Windows XP Warranty Warranty 1 Year Miscellaneous Included Accessories 4 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Hand Strap UPC 647499779101

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How to use it

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Someone gave me a dakota rz-2000 and I have no idea how to even get the film out or how to use it. Im lookin to find a printable manual online...please help!!!

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What type of film would I use for a dakota rz 2000 35mm ? And do you think that its worth 80 dollars?

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Unless your camera is under warranty, there is no other realistic option other than to throw it into the nearest recycling bin as spare parts just aren't available and any repairs will cost more than the camera is worth. If you have the original lens then it's also really not worth keeping unless you fancy using it for deliberate lo-fi shots like those currently in vogue with Lomo and Holga models.

It's not all doom and gloom though: almost any other 35mm SLR is far better made and capable of producing better results and they're easy to obtain for free as most are now virtually worthless. Just ask on your local FreeCycle or Freegle groups. You may have to invest in new batteries and possibly a replacement light seal and mirror buffer kit but they're fairly cheap and far cheaper than another Dakota. Just don't buy the seal kit until you have run a test film through the camera to check everything works correctly. Some late autofocus 35mm SLR's don't even need light seal kits.

Finally, bear in mind that if your camera is outside of its warranty then you have absolutely nothing to lose in trying to strip down and repair this camera yourself. There won't be any repair manuals or schematics in the public domain so you'll be on your own, but the best place to start looking for a fault is under the baseplate so remove that first. The top plate is trickier to remove though and usually needs special tools, so you're likely to break more of your camera if you remove it, but at least you'll gain experience and may still be able to find what went wrong originally. If you find any stripped gears you'll be very lucky if you can find anything to replace them, but you may just find that the fault has been due to a spring or lever becoming dislodged or a spring anchor post breaking off and if so you may be able to fabricate a suitable repair.

Good luck and I hope that you quickly locate a better camera for zilch.

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