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Old Jul 4, 2006, 8:23 PM   #81
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I'm not sure what happened there but obviously I did not proof-read before posting my comments. Anyway, I meant to say that the H1 has a much better image stabilizer than both the S2 and the FZ20, which everyone brags about.

As for the battery issue, I would not discharge them just for the heck of it. Charge them up and use until it's drained. What I would though, is recommend that you buy at least a couple more re-chargeable batteries. Amazon has the Sony 2500 mAH for $5 w/ free shipping once you order $25+ worth of merchandise. I bought the POWEREX 2500 and they are amazing. Probably the best rechargeable batteries I've ever had. They have the 2700 mAH out now.
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Sure a good thing I chose a H5 then. Thanks for your advice on batteries, I will follow them. Now do you know if the charger LED should turn off once the batteries are full, because mine is on after 7h, though the batteries should need only about 6h of charge ?
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I don't know the answer to your question because I don't use the Sony charger. I have a MAHA charger I bought when I first got the POWEREX batteries. It's an awesome charger. It charges both the POWEREX and the Sony batteries in less than two hours. You might want to consider the extra investment.
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Tullio what is the reference and price of your maha charger, because there are several models ? And do the maha chargers have a smart function to automatically cut off power once batteries are full to not overcharge them, or do you still have to plug them off manually ?
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I bought the simplest charger available, the MHC204W (http://www.thomas-distributing.com/n...y-chargers.php). This charger only works with AA. If you use AAA batteries as well, you might want to consider a different model. It does go into a "sleep" mode once the batteries are charged up.
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