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The batteries do not last long in my camera. I have been using duracell. Is there something else recommended?

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Look for another batter with a good charger

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Two of my three Truth Cam 35's burn up batteries, and have gotten hot enough that it has melted the case. Brand new Duracell batteries only last a day or so.


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to burn them up so fast and melt the casing same time

did changing the settings make a difference

if not... would say its something about the cam



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My problem with the camera is it eats batteries like crazy. I put new duracel batteries on Friday and didn't use the camera that day and took 11 pictures saturday and the batteries were dead. I have have ...


on the side of some of the battery manufacture they print a date. Make sure that even though you purchased new batteries that they are in deed new to that date. Some stay in stock or on shelves for long times. If you have a battery tester and can test the battery is good, then you know your camera has a drain. Check the manufacture of the cameras web site for firmware updates or recalls, either of which are important. A last note, dont leave batteries in this unit as if it is using power it can overheat in a bag and possibly start fire. Duracel also has an 800 number where you can call and send in the batteries and the camera and they will help replace or fix the camera if this is the case. Scroll all the way to the bottom to read the guarentee http://www.duracell.com/en-US/battery-care-disposal.jspx
Most Duacells are rated to last for 7 years when not used
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My hitachi hdc-991e camera turns itself off after i take photos


It's bad/weak batteries. I had the same problem using Hyundai batteries, thought the camera had broken until I used Duracel instead and it worked as it should. Batteries don't last long in digital cameras full stop, but decent brands like Duracel will help.

Jun 25, 2010 | Hitachi i.mega HDC-401 Digital Camera

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FUji FinePix s1000fd, camera will not power on with new batteries, when it powers on it goes off in a few seconds or minutes indicating battery low, i have used fully charged batteries, ordinary batteries...


I have same problem as edmoze mentions above - batteries went dead. I first tried to use regular Duracell AA and it would still not come on. Went to internet & it recommended getting the Duracell rechargeable NiMh which I did. Got the charger & last nite they charged overnight. Today the camera did come on & I was able to download what I had taken. But what concerns me is that the low battery light is still flashing after a night of charging. What's up? Should I expect this kind of battery problem to continue? Seriously considering getting a Nikon Coolpix.

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Camera turns off when you zoom in


Hi,
This usually happens when the batteries are nearly dead or not good enough, i recommend Duracell alkaline batteries as they seem to last longer, also try not to use the flash when it's not needed as this will conserve battery power.



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Quick battery drain


No sorry to say this is normal for this camera! you may want to look for rechargable lithium batterys (they will last longer in a high drain device such as your camera!
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Jan 12, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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Batteries keep dying


hi

wat batteries are u using?

I have the same model, have been using rechargeable batteries as well as duracell. works good

dun buy those cheap batteries, $1.00 types, they are not enough to sustain the power requirement

Dec 04, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

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Change batteries message pops up with new batteries


Chargeable batteries usually last for a year or two. Alkaline batteries should only be expected to last for around a dozen shots (as such, NEVER rely on alkaline batteries). Recommend buying another set of NiMH rechargeables. Make sure you get 2500 mah or better power rating (look on the package).

Jun 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Camera turns itself off while i am using movie mode


Use alkaline batteries like duracell. Digital cameras support only extra duty batteries.

May 04, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

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FinePix E500. 4.1 : model # BL00402-200(1) E


Indeed you can!

I would recommend against using any of the older NiCAD batteries, however.

The newer (and - BY FAR - more efficient) standards is NiMH batteries. (Nickel Metal Hydride.)

I used to be an Energizer fan myself... But as I worked in electronics retail, I tried many different brands of batteries with our products. I actually hated Duracell because of the crap quality of their older product lines.

But eventually, I had to grudgingly admit that Duracell batteries were far superior to any other brand currently on the market. (No less expensive, however. Pretty much the same price.)

I use the 15-minute charger currently available from Duracell. It cost about $30, but it comes with 4 AA batteries with a rating of 2400 mAh.

This rating is basically what determines how much of a charge the battery can hold. The higher the rating, the longer the battery will last.

I also bought an extra pack of 4 AA's while I was at it. I bought all of this for my digital camera. (Canon S3 IS.) The batteries in the extra pack had a higher rating of 2650 mAh.

Even using the 2400 mAh AA's, my camera lasts for a few DAYS of continual use! I will admit that I rarely use the flash on my camera. But even with the flash, the batteries last several hours with continual use. The 2650 mAh batteries last even longer. (Yes. I have monitored and recorded usage vs endurance. I know. What a nerd I am, eh? :P )

Perhaps you've had bad luck with Duracell before, but so did I. I'm still not too fond of their alkaline batteries, either. Perhaps you should consider giving the Duracell rechargeables a try?

Click HERE to see the product I bought on Best Buy's site. (I bought mine at Walmart, however.) It is the 15-minute charger system. It works with both AA's and AAA's. (I had to really inspect the device after I bought it to see how it recharges AAA's though. But it works great.) It actually does charge in 15 minutes, too. Every time. It's so powerful in fact that it uses a fan to cool the batteries while it's charging. Now that's awesome. :)

Remember to make sure that you give the batteries a full charge before you use them. Also make sure that you don't charge the batteries again until they're completely drained. Otherwise you will significantly decrease the charge capacity of the battery. Duracell has an excellent guide on their site on how to lengthen the life of your batteries. (I just found it trying to look on their site for their own product...which I did not find. Good batteries, crappy web site. Bleh...)

Click HERE to see this spiffy guide. It actually contains excellent information.

Otherwise, you can try any other brand that you prefer. Energizer is still second best, followed by Rayovac. (This is from my own experiences, of course.)

Let me know what you think. :)

Cyryl

Nov 10, 2007 | Fuji FinePix E500 Digital Camera

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