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Old Jan 17, 2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Battery question Nikon Coolpix 3100

I moved to the Coolpix 3100 from an Canon Elph to get away from the proprietary battery--the CR-V3 lithium is a good backup battery when hiking....my questions are these:
can you use a typical AA Duracell if you had to?
can you not use rechargeable AA Lithium batteries in the Coolpix 3100???
Currently I am using rechargeable NiMH with no complaints but often we are in the cold (hiking the Appalachian Trail year around) and lithium rules when the mercury drops.
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Old Jan 18, 2004, 3:24 PM   #2
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As with all digicams that use AA batteries - you can use alkalines but don't expect much from them unless you leave the LCD off at all times.

There are no rechargeable AA lithium batteries - these are one-use type of batteries only. Great shelf life, long life in use and much better for low temps than NiMH type.

CR-V3 is the best bang for the buck in one-use lithium over the AA type. And now we also have rechargeable CR-V3 batteries. Here's my mini-review of the first ones available:


And the CR-V3 rechargeables are even cheaper now that there's some competition in the market.


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Old Jan 18, 2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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Default Thanks for the reply and the links!

I dont plan on using the 'coppertops' but was curious if abs. nothing else was available.
Concerning the rechargeable CR-V3's, glad to know there is competition since 2 batteries and a charger are the price of a cheap digital camera!
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