Digital Camera Batteries

Digital Camera BatteriesUsually the first thing a new owner of a digital camera notices is that the batteries that come with your camera are useless. Digital cameras are power hogs with the LCD , they consume a lot of power you need good batteries. You’ll need batteries that are lasting long and are easy to recharge.

The answer to all power problems is to use NiMH rechargeable batteries. Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries can cope with the high power demands of modern digital equipment like digital cameras. They are also highly suitable for camcorders, portable MP3/CD/Mini-disc players, GPS systems, electronic musical instruments, servo-driven devices and all other power-hungry devices. This basically means that if your device accepts batteries, they can be replaced with NiMH rechargeable batteries.

Over the last couple of years high capacity NiMH batteries have really developed, especially in the popular AA size which is what most all the digital cameras use. With NiMH batteries you can take up to 100 000 photos (obviously it depends on other factors as well) and recharge them up to a 1 000 times without much problems. The cells are ranging from 1 500-2 100mAh, the larger the capacity – the longer run time.

Even if you decide to use NiMH batteries there are thing you can do to keep your batteries lasting longer.

  1. The biggest power draw is having the camera turned on longer than needed.
  2. Turn of the LCD if you don’t need it and you don’t always need it.
  3. Shut down the camera between the shots.

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