Archived from groups: rec.photo.digital (More info?
On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:31:11 -0400, "M. Smile" <email@example.com>
>"ASAAR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 16:32:53 -0400, M. Smile wrote:
>>>>> I got a small no-frill 3 megapixels DSC-334 digital camera with a
>>>>> lithium-polymer battery. Owner's manual says it could take hundred of
>>>>> pictures on a full charge because of its low power CMOS imager.
>>>>> I just got the camera yesterday, recharged it and I could only take
>>>>>65 photos. Flash always off, auto-switch off set to one minute.
>>>> Is the camera set to continuously auto focus? If so this is a large
>>>> drain. I would then recommend setting to single AF where you would then
>>>> focus by half pressing the shutter button.
>>> This is a P&S fixed focus camera.
>>> The only things I can turn off is the flash (no need to keep its
>>> charged when not needed) and its 1.5" LCD.
>>> I don't know if such a small LCD can drain that much power to make a
>> LCD displays use a *lot* of battery power, even small ones.
>> You're better off keeping it disabled unless you really want to
>> review pictures. Then you should be able to take more than 100
>> pictures. Your wording wasn't clear. Did the manual say "a hundred
>> pictures" or "hundreds of pictures"? Either way, off the display.
>This is a more precise source for the stuff under the hood. They say 180
>photos with the LCD and strobe (flash) 100% use. Mmmmh!
Sony, being the designer/manufacturer of the camera, will know a lot
more about this camera than they will tell us.
One of those things is the exact use that will provide the most shots
As was already pointed out, they will advertise an optimal number,
based not on typical use, but on optimal use, and squeezing the
absolutely maximum number of shots, including waiting after the camera
stops to let the battery rest, and then getting more.
Their methods will not be the way a normal user would use, but they
make for good advertising.
As for letting the batteries 'work in' for a few cycles, I don't know
about that particular type.
In any case, I wouldn't expect to get the advertised maximum out of
anything I bought.
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