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Old Feb 18, 2012, 2:49 PM   #11
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brand name batteries should be used, not cheap aftermarket out of country. Brand name holds better amps. Also, reset your camera.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 9:03 PM   #12
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Default Screen going blank, but no blinking light

I know one thing that can cause the screen to go blank:

The optical viewfinder is designed to go blank when your face is closer than an inch or so from the viewfinder.

But if you are wearing a dark (e.g. black) shirt or jacket, the screen will go blank if the viewfinder aimed at your body is as far away as 8 or 10 inches. That can be a pain in the butt, especially if you have the screen angled upward and you have the camera located below shoudler level.

Fortunately you can overcome that distraction by hitting the EVF/LCD button one more time after the "auto" setting.

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 2:02 PM   #13
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Both are good answers, but its not the answer we were looking for.

I've got 3 options: Keep buying Lithium AA batteries, spending 6-8 p/m; Buy new NiMH AA batteries, assuming they do take more than 20 photos and last longer than 6 months; or lastly, buy the Nikon P500 with a Lithium rechargeable battery at 50 more.

I'd happily upgrade to the P500, but I'm not reading such good reviews, let alone spending 50 more.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 5:20 PM   #14
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amalething- just a point of note- the P500 apparently has pretty poor battery life..!!
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 2:56 AM   #15
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what is the current of the charger ?
The batteries are very big topic for discussion, but my advice is to try other batteries, from a friend or so.
And then you'll know if the batteries are gone.

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