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    DefaultDigital Camera Battery Preferences??

    I have searched this site (as well as others!) for answers to the age-old dilema of which camera to purchase. I have narrowed down my search to two very similar cameras. Now the big difference is the battery. I was wondering which battery option would allow less-frequent changes/charges, and about how many pics you can take between changes/charges??

    Camera 1: Lithium ion rechargable battery (charger included with camera purchase)
    Camera 2: 4 AA alkaline batteries (included, not rechargable, no charger included)


    Thanks in advance and sorry for another camera question, I see there have been many on here. And as a side note--a lot of you have some really amazing shots. I hope the camera I end up with will produce half as good of quality for me!
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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    In my opinion the rechargable batteries last a lot longer I'd go for that.

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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    Which camera's are you looking at? Have you read any reviews?








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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    I'd say you most definitely would want rechargeable batteries.

    Yesterday we went hiking and in about 6 hours time I had went through one set of batteries and most of my second set. I zoom a lot and I take a LOT of pictures so I tend to go through them pretty quick. I have the Sony H5 and I love it. It takes 2 NiMH AA's. I have two sets of batteries that I alternate (and a third set on the way because our hiking trip at the end of the month is an overnighter and I don't want to risk running out!).

    What are you looking for in a camera? What models are you considering? The website Jimbo recommended is a great reference - you can probably find there a little more battery specific reviews on the models you are looking at.
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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    Thanks for responding! This will be my first digital camera (I know, I know, "!!"), so I am honestly not entirely sure what I will need from it. I have read a bunch of reviews and looked at several different cameras. I know that I will want the feature that allows quick capture of moving objects (Labs love to move at the last second!) and at least 8 mp and I like the adjustable LCD viewer option but it isn't necessary.

    I am choosing between the Canon Powershot A640 and the Nikon P5000. I think I would like to stick with one of these brands, but am open to other models. Like I said, these 2 are pretty similar except for the battery power. LiIon or AA.
    My name is Lexie.&nbsp; <br />AKC, Field Line, 60 lbs, 24 in<br />DOB August 8, 2005<br />I love cuddlin with mommy, but now I have to share her with the baby....<br />(No longer an only child!&nbsp; My little sister was born June 9, 2008.)

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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    Rechargeable AA's are a heck of lot cheaper to replace then Li-Ion's. The battery life on my Sony H5 sucks!!! But I use rechargeable AA batteries as well as a good charger.


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    DefaultRe: Digital Camera Battery Preferences??

    I have the Canon Powershot A620 (as my purse cam) and I use the Energizer Rechargables as my camera model uses 4 AAs.

    http://www.energizer.com/products/rechargeables/

    I think I get around 400 or more shots outta the camera before I have to recharge. Then again, I'm pretty good about turning the camera off and conserving on battery juice.

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