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My batteries are lasting shorter and shorter times. I had to change batteries after only 40 pics. Is it a camera problem or cheap batteries? I normally use the CRV3 batteries, but have been using AA's. Is this the reason why?

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Digital cameras are famously demanding on batteries. You must use good alkaline batteries or better, a set of high capacity NiMH rechargeables. Zinc or "long life" batteries just aren't up to the task, and they can leak and cause corrosion.

NiMH batteries with a capacity of 2700mAH are available, and these will last longer, per charge, than name brand alkalines, as well as being rechargeable. You can buy these with a charger fairly cheaply now (though they obviously cost more than disposables). You will probably want two sets, one to be on charge while you use the other.

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