Camera battery question

Feb 19, 2016
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'Ey up! I have a DSLR camera, It's really good apart from the power system. You see, it uses normal AA batteries like you'd find in a telly remote rather that the usual lithium ion rechargeable things you'd normally find in a DLSR camera. This is fine but it sucks power really quickly. So as soon as I put fresh, fully charged bateries in the camera and try to record some video, it lasts 2 seconds and then it says low battery. Annoying, right?

My question is can I find another way of supplying power to the camera, ethier by some sort of adapter or other means, to use it. And can it be done without frying itself?

UPDATE: a solution has been found. Thanks to everyone who posted :D
 

Phillip Corcoran

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You can buy Lithium AA batteries so try those, I use them in my Olympus digital flash-gun and you can imagine how much juice that needs for each flash, yet the Lithium batteries are well up to the task.

Not cheap but I think you'll find them far more durable than alkaline batteries.
 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
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You can buy Lithium AA batteries so try those, I use them in my Olympus digital flash-gun and you can imagine how much juice that needs for each flash, yet the Lithium batteries are well up to the task.

Not cheap but I think you'll find them far more durable than alkaline batteries.
 

USAFRet

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My secondary camera (Fuji HS-10) uses AA, and it will last quite a long time taking video.
Sanyo Eneloops.
 

USAFRet

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That is very similar to my HS10.
You need to try different batteries. I've never ran video until the batteries run out, but I've easily seen 20 minutes of non-stop video from a single set of AA.
 

USAFRet

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So, this prompted me to see just how long a freshly charged set of 4 x Sanyo EneloopAA batteries might last doing straight video in the Fuji HS-10. Very similar cam to the OP's Finepix s6500fd

6 x 29 minute segments + ~1 min before it gave up. 175 minutes. 16.7GB total file size.
(and neither are DSLR, but rather 'bridge' cameras)
 
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