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Exilmo Jan 3, 2008 2:01 AM

So, I recently bought duracell rechargable batteries, and the charger.
NOW, AFTER Christmas, you can save 50% on eneloop AA's, and 50% on it's charger... so, i'm wondering if eneloop's are better for a digital camera, or not.

Also, I was gone for Christmas and New Years, so I hope everybody had a great holiday!

Happy Snapping! :|

a-beginner Jan 3, 2008 2:39 AM

You did not mention the type of Duracell rechargeables - NiMH? NiCD? What the maH rating?

The Eneloops are hybrid NiMH rechargeables which means, even after an extended length of time (like a year) without using them, the batteries retain a substantial portion of their charge. Great for when you don't always use your camera but want to make sure you always have ready batteries available.

The normal NiMH or NiCD loses its charge very quickly over time, even when not in use.

Eneloops or other hybrid NiMH like Rayovacs or Duracels are great for digicams.

coppertrail Jan 3, 2008 10:37 AM

To add to the previous member's comments, eneloop cells also perform very well under load making them ideal candidates for Digicams.

Sanyo claims that fully charged eneloop cells will retain 85% of their charge after sitting unused for 1 year. Testing has found this to be an accurate statement.

They're great cells and I would highly recommend them.

Exilmo Jan 3, 2008 3:34 PM

NiMH, 1700mAH, and 2650 mAH.

I think i'm going to buy a pack of eneloops, there's some cameras around that aren't used TOO often, and some that aren't used hardly ever!, so with that said i'll buy a 4 pack of AA's, and stick them in there so they'll be ready when needed.

Happy Snapping! :|

a-beginner Jan 3, 2008 8:47 PM

If you live in the US, try to search/surf for Ray-O-Vac or Duracell NiMH hybrids, which the Eneloops are.

The Eneloops are only 1900mAH minimum, typically 2000 mAH (based on Sanyo data sheets). Ray-O-Vac or Duracell Hybrid NiMH are the same type of batteries but have higher mAH ratings and cost the same as the Sanyos.

rinniethehun Jan 3, 2008 9:36 PM

Eneloops have worked well for me. Has anyone tried the new Maha entry into the low self-discharge field? They're called Imedion, 2100 mAh...

the Hun

SilverFoxCPF Jan 3, 2008 11:30 PM

Hello A-beginner,

While the other low self discharge rate cells may be labeled with higher capacities, actual testing reveals that they all come in at about the same 1900+ capacity.

I might also add that in heavy current draws, and fast charging, the Eneloop cells perform better than the others.


a-beginner Jan 3, 2008 11:37 PM

This is good to know about Eneloops. While I have read about other brands, what I actually have are Eneloops. Thanks for the info.

Exilmo Jan 4, 2008 2:01 AM

1900mAH, well, that's not bad at all for great self life!

Exilmo Jan 4, 2008 2:08 AM

Rinniethehun, i've tried those batteries before, they aren't too bad at all!, if the battery is on FULL power, then 6 months later it's suppose to be 90%?, well, it's more or less 87-90%, but anyway, same thing. haha. Definetly something you can look into.

Happy Snapping! :|

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