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Rechargeable batteries?

by ycoach / December 29, 2009 2:35 AM PST

Just purchased Canon powershot sx20 is. It takes 4 aa batteries, which it seems to burn thru very quickly.
I plan on getting rechargeable Ni battery set. Canon says to use their battery kit.
The question is there a difference in batteries or will I get the same performance from any Ni rechargeable ?

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Well, at least you have a choice.
by fihart / December 29, 2009 5:34 AM PST

Well done Canon for leaving you free to choose. If their battery pack uses LiOn batteries it'll last longer between charges. But regular NiMh batteries (Energiser, Duracell) are cheap, recharge quickly and have good life.

Best of all if you're out and about you can drop in regular non-rechargeable batteries available virtually anywhere -- though obviously stick with the premium versions.

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Rechargeable Batteries
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 29, 2009 6:21 AM PST

The way I look at it:
Canon does not manufacture batteries, so they are buying their branded batteries from a battery company.

So look for a NiMH charger and batteries made by a battery company.


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Re: Rechargeable batteries?
by Tufenuf / December 29, 2009 6:26 AM PST
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a good recommendation
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / December 29, 2009 7:06 AM PST

I don't know about the place that is in the link above, but I will say that the Pentax guys rave about the Eneloop rechargeables for their DSLRs. They seem to be the best rechargeable batteries out there. They are a little bit more expensive.

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I agree
by Baper / December 29, 2009 6:47 PM PST

Don't like to recommend a particular merchant but I too believe Thomas Distributing is a good place to order chargers and rechargeable batteries. The MAHA charger and Eneloop batteries are hard to beat. I have also had good luck with the Powerex batteries.

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