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Hi I have an Olympus SP-560UZ that eats batteries almost as fast as i can charge them. My batteries are Rechargeable NiMH 2700 and almost new. I am only able to take six to ten shots before the battery empty sign appears.

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Hey donoman,
I am going on the assumption that these batteries are not new. Most rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge after time, and it might be time to invest in new batteries. Another cause of this could be that you are mixing older batteries with newer batteries, and by doing this the length of the charge is dependent on the weakest battery. Things that significantly affect battery life are camera flash, LCD screens, and battery temperature (the lower the temperature the quicker the battery will drain). Another thing to consider is when a rechargeable battery starts to fail they fail quickly, where disposable batteries generally have a longer life and drain at a more constant rate.

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Allan
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Posted on May 08, 2008

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