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Old Sep 18, 2010, 7:27 AM   #21
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I watched a brief youtube-review about the SX130IS and the dude in the video gave a "warning" about the battery life. Is this true? Is the battery life that short on the SX130IS?
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Yes, the Alkaline that came with the camera, were good for a whopping 20 pictures.
My Nimh have lasted for maybe 80 (in each case, half of the pictures taken with flash).
The flash takes forever to recycle.
I decided to move to SLR and will return or sell this camera.
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 10:51 AM   #22
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I use Sanyo Eneloops and have no problem with battery life.

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Old Sep 18, 2010, 11:13 AM   #23
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Thanks both for your reply!

Getting confused regarding the battery issue

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How many exposures can you take with the two Sanyo Eneloops batteries when using the cam for, let say 70% stills and 30% video?

I am close to buy this cam but it looks almost to good to be true regarding price/quality and function. Aiming to use it as an "always on my belt" camera and backup for my old Nikon D70s.

Wish you all a nice Saturday evening!
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I guess it greatly depends on what you actually do with the camera.
I just read that using "life view" on the T2i, cuts the picture amount in half
Also, for me this is a new toy, so I used a lot of zooming in and out, which again uses a lot of power, then the "IS" uses power etc. etc.

I probably would keep this camera, if I wanted to stay with a P&S, but I decided to go for SLR now.
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Your DSLR decision is a good step forward in photographic growth. I wish you success.

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Your DSLR decision is a good step forward in photographic growth. I wish you success.

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Well, I've got the D70s for some years now and is looking for a new "everyday cam" to replace my Fuji f20.

So the only thing that concern me is the battery issue regarding the SX 130 IS so I hope you can give me a short answer on the question:

How many exposures can you take with the two Sanyo Eneloops batteries when using the cam for, let say, 70% stills and 30% video?

Thank you for your help!
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Yes, the Alkaline that came with the camera, were good for a whopping 20 pictures.
My Nimh have lasted for maybe 80 (in each case, half of the pictures taken with flash).
The flash takes forever to recycle.
I decided to move to SLR and will return or sell this camera.
Hi,

What is the mah of the batteries that you are using?

I currently get about 500 shots from my older canon per battery charge (2300 mah) - but it uses 4 batteries. Getting half that much with 2 would not be unexpected...but 80 shots is not acceptable...

I was all excited about buying this camera but that review changes everything...

Thanks!
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Steffo and Juggernaut-

On the first set of batteries (eneloops) I shot 237 photos (half with flash) and about a half dozen videos. I feel that is very good performance for a camera using 2 AA batteries.

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Steffo and Juggernaut-

On the first set of batteries (eneloops) I shot 237 photos (half with flash) and about a half dozen videos. I feel that is very good performance for a camera using 2 AA batteries.

Sarah Joyce

Thank you for the answer! I do also feel thats a normal AA performance. Wonder why some feels that is short on power? Thank you so much for this, will probably buy one SX130IS after your stellar help. Have a really nice day!
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Hi,

What is the mah of the batteries that you are using?

I currently get about 500 shots from my older canon per battery charge (2300 mah) - but it uses 4 batteries. Getting half that much with 2 would not be unexpected...but 80 shots is not acceptable...

I was all excited about buying this camera but that review changes everything...

Thanks!
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please disregard my battery comments, (well, except the alkaline that came with the camera). I have just installed these batteries into a flash (after a full recharge) and after only 5-7 flashes the batteries went dead.
I tested them and it looks like one of them doesn't hold the charge and now won't even start charging when put in the charger.
They are Hybrio 2000mah
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