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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Coolpix2100 BAD BATTERIES

Okay, I ususally use my moms Canon Powershot G1, but i sometimes like to bring my coolpix on trailrides just for fun.

I literally got 7 pictures out of it when I put new 4$ batteries in it. It's really p***in me off, because its wasting my money either way.. wasting $4 for each 7 pics I take, or wasting $300 for each picture I don't take... ya know/.

Anyways I can make my battery life longer?
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 6:41 PM   #2
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My daughter bought an HP digital and could only get 3 to 4 photos on a set of standard alkaline batteries. You have to invest in a set (or two) of good quality rechargeables in order to get the juice these cameras need to operate. She made the investment and has been a happy shooter ever since.

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Old Apr 4, 2004, 7:33 PM   #3
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I bought some Li or something battereies, and got no better results. Maybe even worse results...

Thanks for the help!
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 7:34 PM   #4
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that's what is so weird... because the batteries that my camera came with lated so long like 6 weeks.
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Your camera came with lithium type CR-V3's - my girlfriend's 2100 did too. Those will last a long time and lose nearly no charge during periods of inactivity. Alkaline batteries are a no no for digicams, only for last resort, emergency occasions. My gf gets a good 50 or so pictures on a set of 2100mAh ni-mh, including a LOT of reviewing. But if you leave the batteries in the camera for say a week or two without using it, then the next time you use the camera the batteries will have lost most of their charge. That's the nature of the ni-mh type batteries. I'm now looking at rechargeable CR-V3 type batteries that use lithium-ion technology as opposed to ni-mh. They will hold their charge for extended periods of inactivity and supposedly have more charge in them. Or it could be that your camera has a defective battery voltage sensor, and is shutting the camera down before the batteries actually run out of juice. In that case you may choose to exchange the camera at the dealer (if still possible), or send it to a Nikon service center for repair. Good luck!
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thanks for the help! I will look into that.
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Old Apr 10, 2004, 3:37 AM   #7
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I have a CP 2100 and i can shoot a decent number of pictures say upto 150 on 2M pixel. Your rechargeable batteries should be recharged only when it is discharged completely. If the batteries are at 50% capacity and you recharge it, the battery capacity will itself reduce to 50% as to 100%. So wait until it is discharged completely. I recommend keeping a spare battery in hand. It will take a couple of complete recharge and discharging until the battery comes alive with full power again.

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If the batteries are at 50% capacity and you recharge it, the battery capacity will itself reduce to 50% as to 100%.
That's perhaps true of Ni-Cd (nickel cadmium) batteries, but not so with Ni-MH betteries. I've used Ni-MH batteries in my cameras and flashes for over 4 years, and their charge remains close to what they used to be when new, even after repeated 50% or less discharge cycles and then recharging them. Readthe following:

http://faq.alltekpower.com/faq/index.asp?a=4&q=7
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