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Old Nov 5, 2006, 9:46 AM   #1
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About the conclusions, regarding battery performance, at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...k100d_pg7.html

"The camera can be powered by four AA or two CR-V3 type batteries so the user is free to choose from a wide variety of power sources. Using a set of 2900mAh rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, the K100D captured more than 500 images before a low battery warning. CR-V3 type batteries are excellent for the occasional user or for use as backups, they have a terrific shelf life and operate better in low temperatures. And if you're caught out in the field with dead batteries you can even pop in a set of one-use alkalines, just don't expect more than 50 frames from them. Pentax advises against the use of rechargeable CR-V3's."

That claim regarding battery performance and cold temperatures contradicts the information on the battery chart you provide on page 4 at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...k100d_pg4.html . According to that chart, At 0 degrees Celsius under Normal and Flash shooting conditions AA rechargeable NiMH batteries perform better than CR-V3 batteries under the same conditions. Playback time is the only advantage CR-V3 batteries are given over AA rechargeable NiMH batteries.
Please clarify.

Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to reading more reviews.

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Believe the chart on pg 4, the conclusion text was in error and has been corrected.
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 9:52 AM   #3
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Moosemilk wrote:
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About the conclusions, regarding battery performance, at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...k100d_pg7.html

"The camera can be powered by four AA or two CR-V3 type batteries so the user is free to choose from a wide variety of power sources. Using a set of 2900mAh rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, the K100D captured more than 500 images before a low battery warning. CR-V3 type batteries are excellent for the occasional user or for use as backups, they have a terrific shelf life and operate better in low temperatures. And if you're caught out in the field with dead batteries you can even pop in a set of one-use alkalines, just don't expect more than 50 frames from them. Pentax advises against the use of rechargeable CR-V3's."

That claim regarding battery performance and cold temperatures contradicts the information on the battery chart you provide on page 4 at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...k100d_pg4.html . According to that chart, At 0 degrees Celsius under Normal and Flash shooting conditions AA rechargeable NiMH batteries perform better than CR-V3 batteries under the same conditions. Playback time is the only advantage CR-V3 batteries are given over AA rechargeable NiMH batteries.
Please clarify.

Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to reading more reviews.

Cheers,

MM
Don't even bother with an Enerigzer CR-V3. It is basically their 1.5V AA connected in series and encapsulated in the pretty housing. It performs the same, but it cost more than buying two L91 lithiums.

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