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Nikon coolpix L12 eats up batteries??

first time out with the new camera, fresh batteries (Energizer with a 2012 expiry date) and 21 pictures later (all taken in bright sunlight so no flash),,,, "your batteries are exhausted" say what?????!!!!!

so, i reckon to go the "rechargeable ni-cad" way,

question:
if i have a selection ranging from 900 to 2800 mAh, (and all more or less in the same price range $20-25)

will my battery charger (rated at 4xAA @ 250mA)be able to handle the 2800mAh?

thanks

jonah

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Rechargeable Batteries

In reply to: Nikon coolpix L12 eats up batteries??

You experience with AA alkaline batteries is typical.
Remember, you also spend a good bit of time playing with the menus and admiring the photos you did take.

DO NOT get Ni-Cad batteries (not enough umph).

Get NiMH batteries.

The rule of thumb is:
All things being equal, the larger the mAh rating, the longer they last on a charge.

900 mAh is to wimpy.
Look for 2000 mAh or larger

If your charger is for Ni-Cad, do not use it for NiMH batteries.
If your charger is for NiMH, it is OK.

Enjoy the new camera.

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thanks Joe

In reply to: Rechargeable Batteries

the charger is NiMH
just ordered the batteries (2700mAh)

and you're right, we did spend a good bit of time playing with the menus and admiring the photos we took Happy

thanks again

jonah

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just a follow up

In reply to: Rechargeable Batteries

the new batteries arrived, charged them up and started to "play"

25 pictures -one after the other- with flash, a 50 minute video clip, 15 pictures with flash, replayed the video and then more pictures with flash.... and the batteries are still over half charged


the only 'problem' i found was the camera gets 'stuck' while the flash recharges, but i reckon i can live with that Wink


bottom line=2700mAh rechargeables are the way to go


jonah


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Flash delay

In reply to: just a follow up

Thanks for the feed back.

Flash uses a high voltage capacitor.

It takes a few seconds to recharge that capacitor after each flash.

The amount of time is dependent upon how far you are from your subject and how fresh the batteries are.

The camera designer can make it recharge faster, but that will cause the battery to heat-up.
If the designer did that, too many flashes in a row and you would have a hot battery and maybe a fire.

Tis better to wait a few seconds.

Enjoy the new camera.

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