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Old Apr 9, 2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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I just ordered an fz5. It seemed like the best of the current crop of IS zooms.

My only significant dissapointment is that it does not use standard AA batteries. I have a good supply of NiMH 2300 MAH AA's, which I had hoped to use. Instead, there is some expensive proprietary battery

I placed the order from amazon.com, who's website initially claimed they would be shipping the cameras by 10-Apr. But when I actually placed the order, my scheduled delivery date is in the middle of June :sad:
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Old Apr 9, 2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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That was also a big CON for me when I was going to buy a FZ 20-
I also have NimH, and would have preferred them to be used by FZs.

With 2 batteries I can take about 600 pics with FZ20.

The Power of Canon A300 I have, with stilos, is just endless.



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Anyone knows if the better FZ5 batteries are also good for FZ20?
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Old Apr 9, 2005, 12:55 PM   #4
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actually, it's not so bad. you can get good quality spares (FZ5 OR FZ20, same battery) on ebay for about $15 each, and they far outlast a pair of AA's, especially when the zoom is used a lot. i have a panasonic LC43 which is a great little camera, and uses 2 AA's... i can barely get half a day's shooting in with it, even with 2300mAh batteries. with my FZ, i can shoot all day and then some.
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