Using the LCD viewfinder to compose images drains the power capacity of alkaline batteries very quickly.
Instead, use the Optical viewfinder to compose your images. Under normal operating conditions using the Optical viewfinder, a set of AA-size alkaline batteries should last for about 35 images.
Additional tips for extending battery life:
* Use the AC adapter to review images on the LCD.
* Use the AC adapter to review images on your TV.
* Disable Quick Review mode.
* For longer battery life, use one of the following types of batteries:
o High capacity alkaline (a new product on the market as of Jan 2000)
o NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride) rechargeable.
o NiCd (Nickel-Cadium)