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Old Oct 18, 2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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I switched from the A75 to the A520 because my A75 had died. The A75 had 4 batteries and the A520 has 2. I am constantly having to switch the batteries on the A520. It's getting to the point of annoyance.

Is there something wrong with my camera or is that how all A520s work?

If I needed another Canon, is there a better one you'd recommend?


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Old Oct 18, 2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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I would have bought the A520 when I purchased mine, but I could only afford the 510 at the time.

As for the battery problem, I can take a couple hundred pics before I need to swap batteries and I use manual settings all the time, which reduce the battery life.

Are you using NiMH? Have you "refreshed" the batteries lately? Sometimes a low charge will drain the battery faster. To refresh, your charger may have arefresh setting or you couldjust keep the batteries in a device with the power on until they die completely. I always keep a fresh set fully charged at the ready.
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