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Which type of battery for Camera?

by planetmcb / April 29, 2013 5:10 AM PDT

I have just purchased a new Nikon camera that uses regular AA batteries, which surprises me. Anyway, I wondered if I can buy rechargeable battery and if so, what is best kind to buy Nimh or lithium ion and am I able to buy either of these in AA? Where would be best place to buy and any tips for battery usage so not to go bankrupt with high usage of camera!??

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Thank you - what else do I need to know?
by planetmcb / May 1, 2013 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Sanyo Eneloop

Hello and thank you!! I have ordered these and can't wait to put to use. Now just wanted to know, do I need to know anything else about battery usage/charge?

Like, do I need to carry a spare set?
Do I need to discharge completely before charging as I have seen something about memory points or something?
Do I need to take out batteries if camera will be sitting awhile?

Sorry, I am a complete novice (if you couldn't tell!) lol

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NiMH batteries.
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 2, 2013 12:24 AM PDT

These are rechargeable AA type batteries.

AA alkaline batteries last about 40 to 50 pictures.
NiMH batteries last about tripple that on a charge.
The original NiMH batteries would lose charge when sitting idle for several weeks.
The later eneloop or precharged batteries do not.
If you are going to take more than 150 pictures you will need an extra set of batteries.

NiMH batteries do not have a memory and do not have to be discharged before charging.

You can leave all types of batteries in the camera for several months.
You should remove batteries if you are going to not-use the camera for long periods of time.
Old batteries can corrode and make a mess out of your battery compartment.

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Battery Life
by PistonCupChampion / May 2, 2013 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: NiMH batteries.

I recommend having at least one extra set of batteries. While you can get a lot of photos out of one set, if you use video a lot, or if your camera also has GPS and WiFi, batteries drain much faster. I know that with my compact, even though it's rated for 300 shots, I've gone through more than two batteries in a single day because of heavy video use.

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