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Old Mar 2, 2003, 10:47 AM   #1
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I just bought a Sony DSC-P71 which uses 2 AA size NiMH batteries. The manual says not to use AA alkaline batteries. I used alkalines immediately upon purchasing the camera prior to reading the manual and it seemed to work fine. Will using alkaline batteries damage my camera? I intend to use NiMH batteries on a regular basis but would like to know if I can use alkalines when I'm in a pinch without any charged up NiMHs (probably won't happen often but..).
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Old Mar 2, 2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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No problem using alkalines in a pinch. It's a very wise strategy to use.
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Old Mar 6, 2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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The only reason not to use alkalines is they will go flat in no time and cost you a fortune.
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Old Mar 6, 2003, 4:18 PM   #4
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I, like you, just HAD to try out my camera before I got it home, so I purchased a set of alkalines, knowing they wouldn't damage the camera, but also wouldn't last long. After 30 minutes, the camera shut down when the alkalines were used up. Yes, it's an option, but an expensive one.
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