Just got my Samsung Digimax V3. my problem - With AA Alkaline batteries I can take only 5-7 pictures with flash on. I got rechargeable bateries SONY 2000 mAh, I thought that they will help me to solve the power problem. Uhh I took about 15 pictures with these. So, I would like to ask anybody who has this camera. Do You have the same problem or my camera is broken.
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Re: Rechargable batteries for V3
I have V3 and I had the same problem with the power. V3 just sems to be too power demanding...
The solution for me was to get the Powerpack for V3 and V4 which is supplied separately from the camera.
It includes a Li-On battery, a charger, an AC adapter and a cigar jack for the car. Samsung claim that with this batery you will be able to take 280 shots.
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well I have had similar problems with this camera model. I tried several types of batteries and changed the battery type settings from the menue too... the problem changed a little bit but it did not solve the issue. I send the camera to Samsung service but got it back with "no fault found". as I am working in this business I could not believe that a camera like this is not able to make less than 10 pictures with one set of batteries....I gave not up. here is what I found: when you open the camera by releasing the little screws from the buddy you will find several connector clips holding flatcables. this clips have not been closed correctly. just close them carefully!!! with a forceps and you will have a nice camera! this work can't be done in hurry...so take your time.
The beeping is as a result of low power. I found several articles on-line about this, and you are not alone. The best solution I saw was to use NiMH Rechargable batteries. They say it takes the life from 30 shots, to 30 days worth of shots if you get the correct rechargable AA Batteries.
If it is not power, then I am sorry, but I am of no help.
Many people complain about the life of batteries, and this beeping though, best to try it, and see.
Rechargable batteries actually do not recharge the 100 times advertised. After maybe 10 times they are reduced in capacity noticably. For instance, new alkaline batteries will last me maybe 60 pictures, however the rechargables are only good for about 5. To test this try taking out the batteries, and put back in before you wish to try them, also turn off the flash if it is not needed.(flash uses a lot of power)
How can I extend my digital camera’s battery life and save money?
Avoid the three main power drains in a digital camera: power cycling, unnecessary flash, and excessive LCD (liquid-crystal display) use. A camera uses power each time it initializes or shuts down, so avoid cycling the camera on and off between shots; you should only turn the camera off when you finish taking pictures.
Also, because it takes energy to use a flash, turn this component off in daylight or high-light areas. Even if your camera doesn’t fire the flash, it takes energy to keep the flash charged.
In addition, the color LCDs used on digital cameras can demand a lot of power (especially if the camera is left on for a prolonged period), so turn off the LCD and use the optical viewfinder rather than the LCD to frame the snapshot. Plus, make sure you only use the LCD sparingly to review your snapshots.
If you haven’t purchased a camera yet, choose one that uses common (low-cost) alkaline batteries rather than the more expensive lithium cells. Most cameras that operate on AA or AAA batteries also will accept rechargeable batteries, which may cost more initially but can easily pay for themselves in the long run. Of course, always refer to a camera’s manual for specific operating suggestions and precautions.
Don't bother with alkaline batteries. They are useless in digicams, and particularly so with some Samsung models. Use rechargeables, or "oxyride" high current disposables.
There may be a setting in the menu for which type of battery you are using, which may help, but still, you are better off not using alkalines. The stupid part is, cameas are often shipped with alkalines in the box! Great way to dissapoint customers! (
Are you certain the batteries are good and fully charged. They do wear out eventually.
Hopefully it's not a jammed lens causing the problem. Does the display come up with an error number or maybe even "lens error" before switching off? If it does it will mean a trip to the camera doctor.
How far are you actually getting with the switch on? Try switching to view picture instead of the shoot mode. This consumes less power and if you can see the last picture you took on the LCD or even a flash of it before closedown I'd put my money on bad batteries.
Make sure the battery ends are clean and the camera battery contacts aren't corroded or dirty. It's sometimes amazing how trouble a little dirt can cause.