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Old Oct 29, 2005, 3:01 PM   #1
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Right, lets see who says what. I have searched forum after forum and cant find an answer.

What is the best high capacity cell on the market?
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 1:22 PM   #2
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Hello Springbokorama,

Sanyo makes the best constructed batteries, followed by (in my humble opinion) the Titanium batteries from www.amondotech.com , and the Vapextech batteries (for you people across the pond ) are also great performers www.component-shop.co.uk .

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Old Oct 31, 2005, 3:47 AM   #3
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Many people seem to rate GoldPeak batteries. They are available, together with Energizer, Panasonic, Varta and many others from CPC in Preston:

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSea...comSearch=true
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 4:09 PM   #4
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Hello Altis,

Oh yes, how could I forget GP cells. The RC people use a lot of them in their applications and their quality is present in their consumer grade cells as well.

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Old Nov 2, 2005, 9:29 AM   #5
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The rechargeable batteries of the future(Akihabara News) have arrived? Apparently Sanyo has developped new rechargeable batteries and have solved the problem of self-discharge? That blog entry also links to the Japanese press release.
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Old Nov 2, 2005, 6:33 PM   #6
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If you can get it, find a camera that takes CR3 rechargeables (looks like two AA batteries stuck together) or a lithium battery.

Much better than NIMH.

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Old Nov 3, 2005, 2:51 AM   #7
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The LithiumIon batteries of TODAY have solved the 30% per month self-discharge problem of NiCd and NiMH batteries - they have virtually zero self-discharge.

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Old Nov 3, 2005, 10:37 AM   #8
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A battery is only as good as you treat it. If you run a BMW car into a wall and crumple it , you can`t say BMW cars are crap
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Old Nov 3, 2005, 12:57 PM   #9
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As digicam consumers become more knowledgeable, they will realize the negatives of NIMH batteries:

- heavy and take up space in the camera form factor.

- lose a good portion of their charge within a month

- fewer shots to a charge in comparison to lithium batteries.

- camera can't tell you how much charge is remaining (usually)

- who wants to fumble with 4 batteries?

Versus the few pro's:

- Cheap

- Readily available

- Can be replaced by AA's in a crunch

- Can be carried over to your next camera purchase (if your next cam takes AA's).

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Old Nov 3, 2005, 4:53 PM   #10
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To reply to your cons

Depends on the camera to be honest if your camera takes a CR3 then that is just the same as 2 AA batteries and if you cant manage the weight of 4 AA batteries then you have my sympathy

Who cares about discharge rates with the amount I use my camera cell do not get the oppertunity to discharge themselves. I usually do that for them.

My camera tells me when the batteries are low and also when they need replacing what more info do you need as I always carry spares this is a non issue

If you have problems changing the batteries in a camera are yoiu qualified to even use it

The only con of your that really stands up is the shots per charge

The pro you forgot is

easier to recharge on the go, no need to buy the manufacturers charger (if it's not supplied with the camera normally the car chargers are an extra for Lithium cell camera's)

I make that 5 all:lol: So be honest here, do you buy your camera based on the batteries it uses or because of the PQ it produces? Personally battery type means SFA to me I don't say " Oh I can't buy that one it uses "X" cells" I will buy what ever camera suits what I want from it in terms of the pictures I can create with it.




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