There is not a lot of user information on this camera.
I did find some and they all complained about the battery life.
If you are connecting the camera to your computer you lose a lot of battery life just downloading photos to the computer.
Get a card reader.
Some cameras will let you turn off the LCD screen and just use the optical viewfinder. Check your owner's manual and see if you have that option.
I tried with rechargable 2500 mh NI-MH batteries.
I tried with CR-V3. But the battery consumption of my Samsung is terribly high.
Sometime I can only achieve one hour of operation, then the camera dies. I put on new batteries, but it seems that they are drained in a very short time.
I suspect that there could be something wrong in the electric circuit that abnormally consumes the batteries.
But this is my first digital camera. Can someone with more experience than memgove me an opinion ?