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Old Nov 2, 2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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I've heard it only gets a little over 100 shots per charge set.

How have you done?

Please offer any complaints about this camera. I know it is mostly great!

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Shawn
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 10:55 AM   #2
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Battery consumption with my A95 is decent. I can probably get 200 shots with one charge out of 1800mAh batteries. I use the LCD all the time and let the camera flash when it wants to, so I would say battery consumption is not a problem with the A95.

What is a problem is red-eye. With this camera I've managed to get red-eye on everyone of a group of 10 children sitting in a little train in an interior shot. Quite incredible. This camera produces red-eye in subjects over 4 meters away, very impressive. I have gotten used to using Photoshop for removing red-eye, although I am getting quite fed up with it.

Otherwise, no complaints. I like the dial on top for choosing the programs, very fast and convenient (no menu's) and the manual settings are a bonus.

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Old Nov 4, 2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've heard it only gets a little over 100 shots per charge set.

How have you done?

Please offer any complaints about this camera. I know it is mostly great!

Thanks,

Shawn
My A95 managed 534 photos using the LCD screen the whole time and occassional flash. I use good quality2300mAh NiMh and the secret is to pick 4 good ones. I found that in just about every set of4, one failed because of the high current drain (around 1000mA when you use the flash). To get 2 good sets I invested in 12 batteries and have had no problems.
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 5:34 PM   #4
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What/how do you check to get the good ones? Are the rest OK to use, or defective?
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 2:12 AM   #5
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Yeah, this is a GOOD QUESTION. How do you test them ? Please let us know (not anyone is electrical engineer here !)
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 5:57 AM   #6
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Sorry I haven't replied earlier.

I use a tester made up ofa plastic holder that takes 4 AA batteries (Tandy have them), connected to a large electrical load -ideally one that draws around 1000mA.

Ifound a 25W 12 voltquartz light bulb to be ideal. The lamp glows dully and after around 30 secs I check the voltage accross each battery. The good ones will show around 1.1 volts, the bad ones under 0.5 volts.

It works well for me.
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