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Epson 3100Z battery life/power consumption

Just want to ask about the battery life/power consumption of your Epson 3000/3100z. I'm a little worried about mine because my 4 GP 1600mah batteries deliver only around 140 pictures with the LCD turned off and sleep switched to 30 seconds. With the LCD turned on, I get about 70 pictures. These figures include occasional image playback, setup menu changes, and data transfer via the camera's USB port. Also, when I shoot, I usually leave my camera in sleep mode, which means I do not turn it on and off while in one particular photo session. Judging from these figures, is my digicam's battery life normal?

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It's most likely that the batteries become weaker with time. I come across similar situation and cured it by 4 pcs. of new batteries.

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I have only had my 3100Z for about 3 months but I have found the battery life outstanding. I have the NI-MH batteries and haven't actually counted the number of pictures I take between chargings but it seems as if it is 200 or more. I also have many menu changes, view the photos in the camera and leave it on between shots. I also have sleep set for 30 seconds. I have actually never run the batteries down but recharged them twice in anticipation of needing plenty of power when I planned to take a lot of pictures. I'm guessing that you might have some faulty batteries.

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