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Old Jul 23, 2002, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Dimage 5 8 pictures on 4aa batteries

Is this normal for regular alkaline batts?? I just ordered 8 Maha 1800's and the maha charger off of e-bay for 43 dollars. Lets hope they last longer. I was so upset when I saw how quickly the batteries drained. Is there something wrong with my camera? Would the MAHA external power supply help? Are all dimage 5's like this?

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Old Jul 24, 2002, 5:15 AM   #2
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That's perfectly normal! See here:


...For the AA-equipped cameras, it's well established that standard alkaline batteries are almost completely worthless in most cases. Hopefully all my readers have been thoroughly indoctrinated in the need for high capacity NiMH rechargeable AA cells AND a good charger. As we'll see though, there's quite a range of performance between brands and models of NiMH batteries. (And even more variation between chargers, but that's a subject for another review altogether.)
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