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Battery recomendation for digi camera

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by alferret, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. alferret

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    Hi, I have a HP620 digital camera and it eats batteries like they are going out of fasion Duracells etc...
    I also have some Ni-MH 1300mAh rechargables and these dont last long either.
    Can some kind soul point me in the right direction for some longer lasting rechargables.

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  2. StevieDvd

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    You want to buy some 2300 rechargeables, higher if you can find them. Or for cheapness the 2100 Energizer ones from Tesco (£1.87 for 4 AA if you can get them still - or charge plus 2 AA for £3.75).
     
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    Thyanx for the reply StevieDvd, just been looking around and i can only find 2100mAh with charger for 18 squids.
    Whats the highest you can get in the way of rechargables? an is it possible to get photo lithium rechargables...

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    I've seen mention of 2700mAh on the Internet but not in the shops. I seem to recall reading about longer life throwaways but they were expensive.
     
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    Thanx for the input Stevie, i'll search a bit longer, i have seen 2500's on C-type and that has been the higest so far.

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    I previously had some Hahnel 2200 mAh Nimh AAs from UKDigital. They last (charged from the Hahnel charger) very much longer than brand new Alakalines.

    My new Casio camera that takes 2 instead of the previous camera's 4 AAs seemed to be a hungry beast so ordered 4 new Hahnel 2350 mAh AAs 9.99 GBP the 4 inc postage. Key to long life in a digicamera is that the voltage remains stable for as much time as possible which is what these new 2350s are for.

    I did try some Ever Ready 1850 Nimh's but would say - don't bother for a digicamera, in fact don't bother with any batteries where the maker does not explain the design philosophy in detail as being especially for digicameras.

    Order some Hahnels & try 'em & report back! I have not had longterm use of the 2350's yet but will report.

    Cheers - Nigel
     
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    been running some 2350 mah in my flash for my canon 10d, i can say they last a lot longer than some 2100 mah one's i had.
    i got them from the net (cant rememder where) they were about £7 for a pack of 4, i bought 3 packs best investment i made. apart from the high capacity lithium's for the 10d sony price £59 ebay price from hong kong £ 7.50 each delivered and they are 400mah higher than the sony ones.
     
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    Thanx for the extra input guys :)
    Got a bid in on ebay for some 2350 mAh

    :)
     
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    There is no doubt that NiMH batteries are the way to go, alkalines are close to useless in digital cameras, giving no more than 10 - 15 shots with some.
    The highest capacity commercially available AA's I know of are the 2350 Hahnel ones, though Ansmann have some 2400mAh ones coming out in the next week or so.
    Remember, you will pay a premium for the latest greates, highest capacity batteries, but ones that were the best you could get 6 months ago will be a bargain in comparison.
    You must also consider your charger, there is no point having expensive high capacity batteries if they are being charged in a cheap timer controlled charger with no battery monitoring.
     
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    Aviod Energizer 1850's for serious apps. I know I tried 'em, nowhere near as good as the 2200 Hahnels.
     

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