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Old Aug 18, 2006, 8:08 AM   #11
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The current draw of a digital camera vs. the current capacity of an alkaline cell means the voltage will draw down to "low battery" level very quickly even though the alkaline cells are still fairly fresh. Lithium, lithium-ion, and NiMH and NiCD cells have much greater current capacity than alkaline, so you will get many more shots with those than with alkaline.

(If you use alkalines in a digital camera until you get the "low battery" warning and/or the camera quits working, you could probably use those same cells in a radio, flashlight, or other device for quite a while. They're not dead; they just can't cope with the camera's requirements.)
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