The unit had been in storage for over a year and the batteries were no longer fresh. Get fresh batteries but I'm sharing my dx7590 kodak went a week (8 days) without needing a charge. Why would I want AA batteries?
I purchased the Canon Powershot A710 camera two weeks ago. The alkaline batteries included had to be changed within ten photo shots. I replaced with rechargeables. Now, the Date Battery indicates it needs to be replaced. I have taken less than 75 pictures. Do I need to be concern about this camera?