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Yes you can, and probably should. There's a new type of Ni-mh battery on the market which holds its charge longer than the older (regular) type. Ask about them at a good photo shop, if you're finding the rechargeables are not lasting. You might also try the Energizer Lithium AA batteries. They're not rechargeable, but really last a long time. Many of my customers rave about them.

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1. Be sure that the camera power is off.

2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and push the battery cover slightly forward. Then open the cover.
batts_step1.gif 3. Insert the batteries as shown.
batts_step2.gif 4. Close the battery cover.
batts_step3.gif * For the PowerShot S2 IS, PowerShot S3 IS, and PowerShot S5 IS the batteries are inserted in a slightly different order, please refer to the decal inside the battery door for the correct order.
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Example 2:
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  2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and open the cover.

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  3. Insert the batteries as shown.

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I decided to send you this from the Canon website to see if this helps: 
Issue: What are the specifications for batteries that I can use in my camera?
Solution: Recommended AA batteries for your camera.

What types of AA batteries can I use? Canon rechargeable (NiMH) batteries For the best results, we recommend using Canon rechargeable (NiMH) batteries. Rechargeable batteries provide the best performance and are the most economical choice.
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