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Old Mar 5, 2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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I use my camera primarily to take pictures for eBay and other internet sales sites. I am just a stay-home Mom listing second-hand stuff, not a professional web site developer.

My camera now is a Sony Mavica MVC - CD250. It still works fine, but it won't work forever. And since Sony didn't give us any drivers that are compatible with Windows Vista, it's a hassle to transfer pictures from the camera to the PC. (Google's Picasa makes it possible, but it's not a seamless process.)

I tried buying a small Sanyo, but it takes AA batteries instead of rechargeables, and I only got about 10 pictures before I have to switch the batteries. Back to my Mavica I went.

The camera I want is relatively inexpensive, takes killer closeup pictures, works decent in low-light indoor conditions, and takes rechargeable batteries.

Any suggestions most appreciated.
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Old Mar 5, 2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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...I tried buying a small Sanyo, but it takes AA batteries instead of rechargeables, and I only got about 10 pictures before I have to switch the batteries.
Get rechargeable AA batteries (2000mAH or higher capacity rechargeable NiMH batteries). They'll last a *lot* longer than Alkalines. ;-)

Here's a good place to find batteries and chargers:

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/

Example of low cost charger with four 2400mAH AA batteries:

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/MA...se_p_2570.html

Suggested Reading:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/acces...er-prices.html

Some quotes from it:

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The first thing a new digicam owner quickly realizes is that those AA alkaline batteries included with their camera are next to worthless...
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... The answer is simple ... use high power NiMH rechargeable batteries...
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Old Mar 5, 2011, 1:20 PM   #3
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I do a lot with E-Bay. The camera I am very happily using is a refurbished 10mp Canon A-480 that I purchased on E-Bay for $45.00 delivered to my home. Yes, it uses AA batteries, but I use re-chargeable batteries and I have non problems with battery life at all. I have attached a photo sample.

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Old Jul 9, 2011, 5:43 PM   #4
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I do a lot with E-Bay. The camera I am very happily using is a refurbished 10mp Canon A-480 that I purchased on E-Bay for $45.00 delivered to my home. Yes, it uses AA batteries, but I use re-chargeable batteries and I have non problems with battery life at all. I have attached a photo sample.

Sarah Joyce

Thanks for the advice. That's what I needed to know.
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