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Point-n-Shoot digital camera with AA battery power?

by Wing rider / March 7, 2008 7:08 PM PST

While I have two good quality digital cameras which have provided excellent service (both are Canons), one requires a proprietary rechargable battery and the other is somewhat large for my current specific need.
This will be for use while motorcycle touring and camping. Not having access to AC power, other than using a small inverter off the 12V outlet on my Gold Wing motorcycle, a compact or sub-compact point-n-shoot or possibly 4X zoom lens which uses AA batteries would be ideal.
A quick review of CNET yielded only Canon A-series cameras. Can anyone suggest any other cameras?

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Other good cameras with AA batteries
by AndyfromVA / March 7, 2008 11:17 PM PST

Fuji A920, Nikon P50, Fuji S700, Canon SX100

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 7, 2008 11:31 PM PST

The ultra compact cameras that easily fit into your pocket all have proprietary batteries.

Because of the camera's small size, the AA battery will not fit into the camera.
And AAA batteries do not have enough power to run a digital camera.

Just about all of the camera makers have cameras that do use AA batteries, but those cameras are about the size of the Canon "A" series of cameras.

Fujifilm "A" series
Kodak Z1285, C613, C653 and C743
Nikon L14, L15, L16 and L18
Olympus FE270
Panasonic LS and LZ series
Sony S700 and S800


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AA cameras
by Wolfpix / March 9, 2008 11:36 AM PDT

I have a Samsung S730 that uses AA batteries. It takes fine pictures, not like my digital SLR, but it's easy to carry, easy to use, and is better than most compact cameras.

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Samsung S1050 with AA batteries
by brianken2 / January 3, 2010 10:27 AM PST

My friend has Samsung S1050 digital camera.
It uses two AA batteries. Also, AA size rechargeable batteries can be used.
If the batteries run out, just replace it with rechargeable battery to save money. I think it is a convenient camera.

Main spec: 10 Mega Pixels, 5x Optical zoom, 3.0" LCD, Lenz 7.8-39mm

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