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Old Mar 19, 2003, 4:50 PM   #1
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Hi folks!

Im about to order the "Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera Carrying Bag and Travel Kit". You can see it here.

I want to know how much (or ist it many ;-) ) mAh the batteries have, that are coming with the pack.

Thank you 4 your help.
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Old Mar 19, 2003, 11:41 PM   #2
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Not even the kodak web site says how much life they have. A google search using:
EasyShare rechargeable mAh battery pack

found this link:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...p;sku=235967-6

It makes it sound like there is a battery which works with the Kodak rapid charger which has 1600mAh. Of course, the product bundled you listed doesn't have to be that one... but it might be.

This was much harder to find out than it should have been.... And I still don't really like the "guess" answer I got
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Old Mar 20, 2003, 4:21 AM   #3
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I'm getting curious because there seem to be a few cams coming out taking 2 AA cells. If the technology and hence power drain is similar to the 4 cell cams (and with flash on that's going to be the same), it's not the mAh capacity you look at, it's mAh times volts, or total capacity.

Perhaps somebody can enlighten me and say this is new voltage, low power silicon and lcd display. Because if the cam is merely converting from 2.4 to 5 volts internally, 2 1.2 volt batts are delivering twice the current so last half as long as 4 batts, each 1600mAh per cell.

How many flash shots would this cam take before a battery change is needed? Bear in mind these packs seem to be proprietary, and 2 AA's are much cheaper. But I'd still rather have a cam taking 4!
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Old Mar 20, 2003, 5:36 AM   #4
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Kodak is using their latest inovation in display technologies where they don't need a backlight for their LCD (this is where most of the battery power go to waste!): http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/pres...30319-01.shtml

We've discussed about it briefly over here (LCD vs CRT): http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...er=asc&start=0 where there's a link that described the OLED better brightness/contrast than lesser LCD, all without the need for backlighting! 8) 8) 8)

Vox, remember CR-V3? It's the same form-factor as 2 AAs, may be this is Kodak version. But two AA NiMh would have work just as well... IMO this is the future of digicam power source (ie (AA/CR-V3): http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...142&highlight=
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Old Mar 20, 2003, 6:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for answers - and thanks for your research, eric! Before writing in this forums, I tried finding out via google, too - but I didnt find it ... nice you did it!!

So I think Ill not buy this pack - Im now thinking of buying a Charger Kit coming with 2000 mAh NiMH batteries. Any other suggestions?

...At the moment Im using the AA NiMH "CR-V3" that was included with the cam. Ive tried out my old 1100 mAh NiMH batteries - but they really s*** :x .
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Glad I could help. It took several google searches to find that little I did. Normally that works better, damn it!

People speak very well of the Maha chargers. The c204f is the one I hear most about. Here is a review:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/maha_c204f.html

But there are others which people like as well. Poke around the old posts in this forum and you'll see other suggestions.
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Old Mar 21, 2003, 7:48 AM   #7
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NHL... It's good to see manufacturers addressing the power drain issue, one of the biggest grumbles with most digicams. I've never thought the long term solution was bigger batteries - but they help.

Still, there's not much they can do about the flash load is there? apart from increasing cam sensitivity.
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Old Mar 30, 2003, 10:42 AM   #8
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I got my rechargeable battery pack and batteries at Radioshack. I got the charger and four 1800 rated Nimh batteries for $30. The charger recharges four batteries in about two or three hours I think. The batteries work well and it was for a fair price I think.
Here is the link.
http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...%5Fid=23%2D043

Peace....

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Thanks for your suggestion Shiggy - but since I am from Germany the costs for insurance&freight would be more expensive than the charger :lol: .

But Ive just ordered an "Ultra quick charger" including four 2000 mAh NiMh rechargebles here in Germany. It costs about 44 USD.

I hope Ill be happy with it.
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