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Old Nov 25, 2009, 7:32 AM   #1
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Default Storing Charged Lithium Ion Batteries?

Just got my first camera yesterday and the powershot SD780IS user manual said storing a charged li-on battery in the camera isn't a good idea.

For how long a period can I leave the battery in its camera compartment? I left it in overnight but will pull it quickly if these li-on's can't be stored for very long INSIDE the digicam.

(All the cameras I bought in the past I gave to my better half or bought them as gifts for other people. This is my very first camera of my own, I never even USED any camera in my 45+ yrs till last night, lol.)

Lovin it so far.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 9:42 AM   #2
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If it will be more than a mouth, take it out, a week or two is OK.
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Whew! Thanks for the answer, its a relief not to worry.

Now my next hurdle is importing my images to my pc. About to install the Canon software so I can upload the few pics I took to the pc (Usb 2.0 card reader has yet to arrive via UPS).
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You may not need the Canon S/W just to load and view the pics. Usually, when you connect the camera's USB cable, the PC recognizes it as an external drive, and you can use it as such, up - and downloading to it.
Since you are just starting, it would be a good time to decide on how to organize your pictures. Amazing how they accumulate, and how hard it is to find something if you don't have a good system.

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Thanks, Brian. I've read that the canon software is fairly bloated. So I'll try your recommendation first.



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Canon's Zoombrowser is a pretty easy to use program and is easy to rename and organize as you download.
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 10:26 AM   #7
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I appreciate this information. And I agree with the problem with filing. I originally (an still do) have a 5 mp camera somebody bought in a blister pack and I loaded their software. Never really learned it, and now, that I am become a Cannonguy, I will need to spend hours at the computer moving files! Not a pleasure, but if I don't, then hours will become days. Do your best to start now. You don't have to delete pics, just file them as you wish, and you can go back later and delete from these files as you clean them up.
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Organizing your filing system,as has already been posted, is something that should be established very early on. That saves hours of establishing a new file system and then re-filing everything using the new system.

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