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Old Sep 26, 2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Only use Canon AA NimH batteries in the A70???????

I JUST got my new A70. As I'm reading the manual, it states only to use Canon NimH batteries and Canon charger kit (sold separately)??!! Is this just a scare tactic? I've never even seen Canon batteries. So is it ok to use any NimH batteries and a non-Canon store bought charger for the A70???? Help!!!
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 11:05 PM   #2
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It actually says THAT? I've never heard of a problem (unless they're proprietary battery). You can get higher capacity batteries from third parties (like GP's 2100mAH).

Olympus forces you to buy Olympus brand memory cards if you want to access certain features (panorama) on the camera.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 4:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Only use Canon AA NimH batteries in the A70???????

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I JUST got my new A70. As I'm reading the manual, it states only to use Canon NimH batteries and Canon charger kit (sold separately)??!! Is this just a scare tactic? I've never even seen Canon batteries. So is it ok to use any NimH batteries and a non-Canon store bought charger for the A70???? Help!!!
You do have to use canon batteries, just like you have to use canon cf cards, canon camera cases, canon converter lenses, canon lens tissues, and defanatlly the cheap crappy canon plastic lens adapter, and on thier printers you have to use thier ink and paper only. That way canon gets rich, lol.
In all honesty, I think they say that for two reasons. If you use canon batteries, they make the profit. If they say it is alright to use any brand of battery, and you go and buy some off name super low grade battery, and it damages your camera, they are liable to fix it under waranty as they said it was ok to use. Any decent brand battery will work just fine.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 8:29 AM   #4
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I figured as much, just wanted to make sure. Thanks,

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Old Sep 27, 2003, 9:51 AM   #5
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I'm using Sanyo 1850 mAh batteries. and I don't have a problem with them.
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Old Sep 28, 2003, 1:25 PM   #6
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Raytheon work great
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I would also say it does not matter. I am basing this on the fact that my casio QV-R40 came with 2 sanyo 2100mAH batteries and the manual says "only use sanyo xxx batteries with the camera". So obviously its just wording they use rather than actually just using canon batteries, otherwise I would be blowing my camera up using sanyo ones.
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