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Old Apr 22, 2010, 9:01 AM   #1
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Default Fuji HS10 Batteries Level Light

I just wanted to throw this out and see if anyone else is having similar issues.

So far I have used two sets of batteries in the camera. I noticed that for both sets of batteries the low level battery warning light comes on very early in the shooting process. For the second set of batteries I was using yesterday the low level warning light came on after 170 shots and I kept on shooting trying to learn how many shots I can pull from a set of batteries after the light comes on. I got almost 500 shots. A similar thing happend the first time but came on even eariler and I got fewer overall shots.

Kind of weird that the low level light would kick in with that many shots left. I can see if it hit 25 shots in advance maybe 40 (out of 500).......

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I just wanted to throw this out and see if anyone else is having similar issues.

So far I have used two sets of batteries in the camera. I noticed that for both sets of batteries the low level battery warning light comes on very early in the shooting process. For the second set of batteries I was using yesterday the low level warning light came on after 170 shots and I kept on shooting trying to learn how many shots I can pull from a set of batteries after the light comes on. I got almost 500 shots. A similar thing happend the first time but came on even eariler and I got fewer overall shots.

Kind of weird that the low level light would kick in with that many shots left. I can see if it hit 25 shots in advance maybe 40 (out of 500).......

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I think quite a few of us are, Dave. As I noted in another thread, I'm hoping there's a firmware fix in the making as I really think a batch got out that's flaky in that area of the motherboard. I'm going to email Fujifilm just to add a voice or two to what I am sure is an ever-growing list of owners with the same problem.
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I shot the following to Fujifilm via their website and would suggest you do the same if you are experiencing the same problem:

"I have had the HS-10 for about a week now and truly am thrilled with it. S/N# xxxxxxxxx purchased through B&H on 4/9/2010. However, the battery monitor seems to be defective because, after following all directions in the manual, I can put a set of freshly charged Eneloops in it and get only 20-25 shots before it shows the batteries are low. This seems to be a common problem with this model as I frequent several photography forums and other owners are experiencing the same thing. Is there a firmware fix in the near future."
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When I got my camera on Tuesday, I put the supplied alkalines in and got about 300 shots when the red light came on. I had a set of Pearstone 2900's (from B & H Photo) charged, put those in and ran the discharge program overnight. Put the originals back in and no red light, but I have not taken any photo's yet. I will continue using the original batteries until they stop while doing two more discharge cycles on the Pearstones.

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guess im not the only one
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An early red low battery warning is quite common.

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Sarah what got me was that the light camera on at such a point that I was able to get 300 additional shots which seemed weird (170 out of approx 500)

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I got about another 100 shots from the original alkalines before I started having focus and write time issues. Picked up a set of Energizer lithium's last nught to test while I discharge/charge my Pearstone NiMh's. Too bad the battery gauge can not warn you just before you start to lose functions.

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Something interesting..... I used enelopes for the first two cycles of shooting I did. I got close to 500 shots (battery warring light came on at 170 shots). Changed to NiMH batteries 2700mha (while I charged my enelopes) and I have already shot 400 images and the battery warning light hasn't came on yet.

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Something interesting..... I used enelopes for the first two cycles of shooting I did. I got close to 500 shots (battery warring light came on at 170 shots). Changed to NiMH batteries 2700mha (while I charged my enelopes) and I have already shot 400 images and the battery warning light hasn't came on yet.

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Dave, so are you suggesting using plain old NiMH instead of hybrid batteries like Enloop?

Please post your tips in the HS10 Tips thread. Thanks
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fu...ps-thread.html

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