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Old May 8, 2003, 9:13 PM   #1
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well i bought a nikon cool pix 3100. did alot of research but not on the batt. was told it took aa. i get those free at work.
well they dont work and the aa alkilines work for about a minute.
the cr-v3 will last ///80 hours?///i can take about 50-75 pics with em. then they say some nick gold something but nobody has them around here. my ????? is how long do the recharbles last. and has anybody used aa lithium batts. in the 3100. the cr-v3 costs 10 bucks a piece out here. :shock:
i'm with search and rescue and carry the cam. with me. but charging in the field is out of the ??. just got to find a cheeper aa batt. that will work.
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Old May 8, 2003, 9:24 PM   #2
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It's call Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) available at your WalMart or Target stores. They are rechargeable and the higher the number on them the better it is. I believe the Eveready brand at WalMart are $11.99 for 4 and are rated for 1700mAh.

You'll also need an NiMh battery charger and they have a good 1-hr Rayovac one at the same stores as well. Normal AA Alkaline are no good for digital camera! They have Monster brand alkaline @ Best Buy which are rated for 2850mAh, but cost $4.99/4 so you should use theses as back-up only when the rechargeable NiMh run out of juice...

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How long do you have to be out in the field? 3 or 4 sets of NiMH would allow you many shots ...
Also, you can buy a quickcharger which can plug into the 12V car lighter, so you can recharge the AA while driving.
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thanks for your replies. i found aa lithiums for 4 pack 9.99
the cam. uses 2 aa. so thats half the cost of the cr-v3. hope they last as long?????? the recharbles would be great around the house and vac. but in the field and at work thinks get to hecktic to worry about a car charger.
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The 1-hr Rayovac came with both the wall-plug and the 12V car adapter so have it both way... :lol:
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Thanks again i'll check it out. BTW (LOL) thats 80 minutes not hours on the batt. life.
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