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In my Olympus digital camera, when I switch on my camera, it will show change the battery. I have changed the battery inserted new battery, even then, it will show like that only. Hence, pl guide what I have to do. Which capacity of Rechargable Cell I have to use. Pl advise me correctly to below mentioned email ID Regards. ram

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The best type of battery to use for cameras is the NiMH (Nickel-metal-hydride) rechargeable type. U'll get all kinds of problems if you use the types you use for toys and things like that.
What I recommend to you is go to a studio/cam shop and ask for two AA sized NiMH batteries (I have checked ur cams' stats). they'll have only what's good for cameras (there're cheap NiMHs in the electronics market but those aren't good for cams)
Any NiMH batt. of the appropriate size will work on your cam, they will only differ in the number of hours ur cam can run on them.
Extra: There's an "mAh" rating (milliampere hours) written on batteries. This only decides how long ur cam will run. The power rating of ur cam is written somewhere on the cam (eg- 3.0---2.0A for my cam)
to estimate how long ur cam will run on ur batteries:

  • Multiply the average of that 'A' value by 1000 (A= Amperes. one Amp= 1000mA)
  • Then divide the battery's mAh rating by the answer of above. the value you get is approximately the time in hours you can run your camera on those batteries

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