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Old Aug 26, 2005, 8:20 AM   #1
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We gave ours to a friend. It used to last 100 pictures with the LED on (as the manual describes); but now they're getting only 10! Every time they use the camera, they have to put more AA batteries in it. And they're good batteries; that's not the issue.

Anyone can think of anything else? Could it be the other battery? Is it dying, so the AA have to be used more? :?
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hard to tell how someone else is using your camera. For example, if you turn on a camera and take 100 pictures in 10 minutes, as opposed to taking 10 pictures over a period of an hour (with the camera tured on), you might have comparable battery drain. I believe the camera was originally rated for 100 minutes run time with the LCD on. I don't know if that was with alkaline batteries, or NiMH's. NiMH batteries would give you a lot more mileage than alkalines - not to mention being a lot cheaper.

I don't believe that a camera would just start using more current because it is old. It would most likely just fail. If they are using NiMH batteries, maybe they are not fully charged.

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