Trouble with battery capacity

cjn

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I'm having to change the batteries every 50 pictures. Tried cleaning out battery canal with 3M cleaner to no avail.
 

nukemaster

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Some cameras are just very hard on batteries(it almost seemed like my old Kodak back in the day got worse, but I think by rechargeable batteries had been used for too long).

You may try turning off the screen if you have a view finder as this can extend battery life.

Lithium batteries may be another option for you.
 

nukemaster

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Some cameras are just very hard on batteries(it almost seemed like my old Kodak back in the day got worse, but I think by rechargeable batteries had been used for too long).

You may try turning off the screen if you have a view finder as this can extend battery life.

Lithium batteries may be another option for you.
 

Pinhedd

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Flashes are extremely hard on batteries, so they will naturally drain them quite quickly. Alkaline and Nickel-Cadmium batteries aren't the best suited batteries for this job, and rechargeable variants will lose their capacity quite quickly compared to lithium based batteries.

There are AA/AAA batteries designed specifically for digital cameras, get your hands on those.
 
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