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Old Apr 5, 2004, 8:48 AM   #1
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can cameras which use rechargable li-ion batteries also use normal alkaline batteries
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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Which camera are you referring to?
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 1:38 PM   #3
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Mine can - but gibsonpd3620 is right - what kind of camera? It depends.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 10:38 PM   #4
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The vast majority can not as their Li-ion batteries are usually quite thin and rectangular and therefore no other type may be used inside the camera's battery compartment.

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Old Apr 9, 2004, 3:01 PM   #5
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I am talking about the olympus c-760. Isn't it better if the camera can also use alkaline batteries as in case of emergencies, we can easily buy alkaline batteries.
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I believe the 750 uses AA size cells. Some cameras will operate for a short while off AA Alkaline cells but you need to know that the different types of cells use different chemistry and have different voltage and current curves. If a camera is designed specifically for one type of cell it may function poorly or even not at all with a different type of cell.

Not all battery types have the same voltage under load and certainly alkalines cannot deliver the current that nickel metal hydride or lithium ion cells can.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 4:28 PM   #7
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The Li-10B battery is available on Ebay for less than $10 per unit.
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