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Old Jun 25, 2007, 9:10 PM   #1
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I bought an A710 last week and put in a pair of newly charged new NiMH batteries in it. After a few shots, the low battery icon appearedbut I have taken many pictures after that and it is working fine. Why does it do it. When my A85 showed this icon, I could only take one or two more shots but A710 keeps going.



Is anything wrong with the camera of batteries?



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Old Jun 26, 2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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I've experienced the same with my 710.

1) I bought crap AAs "Power2000" made-in-China 2700 mAhs, and the best pair out of a dozen batts couldn't outperform straight alkaines (30mins of video or 100 shots). Many pairs wouldn't do 30 shots, some pairs wouldn't take a charge fresh out of the pack. Returned them all. NiMh quality varies hugely.

2) Then got Sanyos... high capacity 2700s and Eneloops. Ran a video test on the 2700s and got 3.5 hours of video, or 15 gigs. And the Eneloops feel like they'll do 400 shots pretty easily. Very happy with all my Sanyos.

3) My batt icon seems to go on with 15-20 pics (lcd on, half flash) before my Sanyos cut out... I like that much warning. 2pics before death is useless.
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Old Jul 1, 2007, 9:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response

Do these sanyo batteries shorten the time between shots?

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Old Jul 1, 2007, 9:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response

Do these sanyo batteries shorten the time between shots?

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Old Jul 3, 2007, 4:16 PM   #5
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I have not found that the eneloops shorten time between shots in my S3 but they last for a lot of shots and video. I don't have actual #s but suffice to say I threw away my previous 2 sets of rechargeables that didn't last worth a ding. I am now testing a set of Rayovac Hybrids to see how they will do. I don't expect them to hold up next to the eneloops though.

I read on another forum that some WalMart stores are now carrying the eneloops at least on the Southeast coast. Not in Oklahoma yet or at least not in Tulsa. Circuit City is the only place I can find them currently.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 5:37 PM   #6
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Thanks Beegjay. I think the answer is enerloop.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 11:55 PM   #7
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For more on the eneloops and why they work so well in the Canon cameras, see http://www.epinions.com/content_309637189252
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Old Jul 6, 2007, 10:49 PM   #8
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Thank you Vivona. I found the link very helpful.

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Old Jul 12, 2007, 12:38 AM   #9
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Just wanna share that i got 400++ pictures with Eneloops (factory charged). Most of pics taken are using flash. After 4/5 more cycles, i think these batteries could easily allow me to take 500++ pictures.



Eneloops are great batteries... proven!
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