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Old Sep 5, 2007, 7:54 AM   #1
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I have the H5 (love the camera!) and was wondering if I can use Ni-MH batteries in it instead of the Lithium's? I have been reading in the Batteries forum but wanted to be sure I got a Sony expert's opinion. I have 2 sets of 2500mAh Sony's and they "suck", even after an in-camera discharge they only hold enough charge for 50 pics or so. They're nearly 2 years old but since the beginning they haven't had the kind of staying power I had expected. I want to change but would like more options than lithiums if they'll work.

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Old Sep 5, 2007, 8:33 AM   #2
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Follow-up clarification.

Can I use the Sanyo Eneloops in my H5?

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Old Sep 5, 2007, 9:39 AM   #3
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Bruce-

I have both Ray-o-vac Hybrid and Sanyo Eneloops that I use in my H-2 and H-5 and they give me really excellent service. They are considerably better than the standard nickel metal hydride batteries, and they last much longer.

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Thanks Sarah, I appreciate the feedback.

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Hi Bruce, I use the Sanyo Eneloops and find they hold their charge for months if you don't use your camera often. Highly Recommended.
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Thanks Wirraway, I went out last night and bought a 4-pack of Eneloops. The store I bought them at (The Source by Circuit City) offered a 2 set replacement deal for $ 5/pair. I get a new set every 12 months for the next two years, I didn't think that was a bad deal.

I've also ordered a Maha C9000 and 4 Powerex 2700's from Paul's Finest in Montreal so I'll be all set to condition, discharge and charge my new cells.

Should I 'condition' my Eneloops, I know they're pre-charged (I used them last night in my H5) but is it worthwhile doing? Thoughts, comments.

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