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Re: canon powershot A 460
Which batteries are you using? If they are rechargables, make sure they are not drained because you can overcharge them to the point that they discharge. If they are regular AA batteries, make sure they are reputable brand, and if they are, then use a pencil eraser to gently clean the battery contacts inside the camera. If none of these steps work, the camera may have an excessive battery drain issue and needs service. You should call Canon and see if you can have it repaired under one year manufacturer's warranty, or if you are beyond the year warranty, ask about the Canon Loyalty program where you can upgrade your camera for a deep discount for another model with a 6 month warranty.
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If it requires AA or AAA,yes you can use rechargables,or I guess any type battery which is made rechargable.They seem to last a little longer too.I am so disappointed how fast my digital camera eats batteries that I am trying to sell it and repair my SLR.
Good luck! Greg
Hi, That is a possibility but in most cases the camera's are just very very greedy and eat the power like a starving dog. The best way around this problem that i have found (my camera does the same) is to purchase plenty of batteries, preferably Duracell Alkaline as they seem to last, also refrain from using the flash when you don't need it as the flash really does eat the batteries, this will conserve power and you'll get a little more life from them.
There is no setting, that sounds just like a faulty Li ion rechargeable battery. Test the camera with alkaline batteries , if it works fine get a replacement rechargeable battery. Ensure that batteries are fully charged first.
You've got it on Time Lapse video. Turn on, slide to video, press func. set button, toggle to standard instead of time lapse. Maybe next time try your owners manual. Of course you all are probably like my mom and just get a new camera, put in the batteries and start taking pictures. These stupid expensive cameras have too many options and get messed up too easily with the wrong press of the button. Try a simple cheap on next time.
The A430 is a 2 battery camera, and is known for being power hungry. Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera (especially a 2 battery camera). Lithiums can also have problems. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation. Modern NiMH batteries have over five times the energy concentration of the average alkaline (yep over five times more power!).
Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.