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Old Jan 21, 2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default C-2000 Zoom Batteries?????

Can anyone suggest what sort of batteries I should use for my C-2000 Zoom as I don't seem yo be getting very long out of Alkaline batteries? Is it best to use a charger or can you get some sort of power adapter to give it extra life? :? :?
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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NiMh rechargeable batteries. I use 1800mah and can shoot 300 t0 400 shots with out a recharge. They now 2100mah and they should have even more endurance. Check Steve's review on digital accessories and look at maha c204.
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 10:56 AM   #3
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Alkaline???? No wonder.

The best thing to do is get a set or two of 4 AA NiMh batteries 1600mAh or better (they now go as high as 2100mAh). You'll also need a NiMh charger (you CAN'T use a NiCd charger, and NiCd batteries don't have the capacity NiMhs have).
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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I think it's a travesty (well, maybe that's a bit too strong ) that the manufacturers keep on bundling alkaline batteries with new digicams. They die so fast, and the new users are left befuddled with what they perceive to be shortcomings on the digicams' part.
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 12:57 PM   #5
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These days Oly bundles nonrechargeable lithium batteries with their AA cameras...but the lithiums cost a lot of money (worth it for winter shooting though as they last the longest).
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 1:43 PM   #6
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Can't speak for other new Olympus models but my C-5050 came with a battery charger and four 1700mAh batteries.

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