Alkaline AA batteries when used on a digital camera will only last for about 40 to 50 pictures.
Most people buy rechargeable batteries, which will last about 4 to 5 times longer on one charge.
Look for NiMH rechargeable AA batteries.
You can get a kit (batteries/charger) for under $20.
Available at any store that sells digital cameras.
I have a Vivitar 5350s and the battery lasts only a few hours before running out of charge. Is it the camera that's doing this or does the battery have problems?
If it's the latter, what type of battery should I buy?