Hello everybody. I have two sets batterys: GP 2300mAh and another set of Olympus 1800mAh. My problem is that the batteries dont last to much time. I only can take 20 pictures and then the camera goes off. The batterie compartment goes very hot. Please advice. Thanks very much
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Re: High battery consume
Short in the camera so you do not get proper switch off even when you switch the camera off ( so it stays on all the time ). Or your charger is not fully charging your batteries which then go into your camera say half charged and dont last very long.
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From reading others that have fixed this, it is simple NiMH rechargeables at 1.2v, not lithium.
As long as you have a matched set of batteries, the MAh won't matter. Usually the higher the better, it will take longer to charge and discharge and they will last longer (years). I suggest around 1800MAh or better, they don't cost that much more than 1200MAh.
People have wired in battery holders in place of the battery pack, to make it easier to replace next time.
Some of the early Vivitars using AA batteries had a reputation for going through them quickly. The best batteries for these cameras are high capacity NiMH rechargeables. These can last longer than alkaline types, per charge, and of course are reusable, so they work out a lot cheaper. Look for ones marked 2300mAH or 2700mAH, and get two sets so that one can be on charge while using the other. You can buy sets of these with a charger quite cheaply these days.
Something, it sounds like, is draining the batteries. Rechargeables are a lower voltage, and don't last as long as alkalines, but the alkalines should give you at least a couple hundred pics (depending on how much the flash and zoom is used, camera turning on and off, etc.). A camera tech might know the likely cause, but get an estimate before getting it repaired. The cost of service is often more than the replacement cost of a new camera, as they are getting cheaper by the day, almost! Good luck, sorry I can't help any more than that.
You tell me that you tried new batteries. Have you tried a set of NiMH batteries? They are the best for digital cameras. Please try a set, preferably ones rated 2200 or higher. If this doesn't help, the lens could be jammed.
Hang onto the batteries though, because they are rechargeable and can be used in anything that takes AA batteries.
Because digital cameras require such a high amount of current it is not recommended to use Alkaline batteries. My best suggestion would be to purchase rechargeable batteries that meet the following requirements.
(AA Rechargeable Batteries with a minimum of 1800mAh (or higher) Nickel MetalHydride 1.2V). or (Panasonic CR-V3 3V Lithium Battery)
i used to have the same problem with my Sanyo 2100mAh. i switched to the Uniross 2300mAh and problem solved. that was using my Ridata 512MB 40X solid state CF. switched to Hitachi 4GB MD (from Muvo2) and now the problem is back. i have learned to live with that though, as it causes no other problem for me except for the faulty battery indication.
The battery life of AA alkaline batteries varies according to the manufacturer and power rating. Alkaline batteries can provide up to 100 shots with typical usage. Olympus NiMH batteries (B-01 4PE) provide approximately 250 shots per charge and can be recharged 300 to 500 times. Olympus recommends the use of CR-3V batteries or NiMH batteries. Olympus sells an NiMH Battery set which includes a charger and set of 4-NiMH batteries. You can purchase this through Olympus dealers or through the Olympus Emporium (www.olympusamerica.com/store).