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a b C Monitor
April 23, 2004 4:31:46 PM

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I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
Thanks ! !
Zork
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 23, 2004 4:31:47 PM

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In article <S08ic.26838$um3.544706@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
Zork <zork100@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
> AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
> possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
> Thanks ! !
> Zork
>

You could also look into the rechargeable cr-v3's. They are becoming
widely available, and last a very long time. Batteryx, Thomas
Distributing, and J&R, carry them, among other resellers. I have been
very pleased with mine.
NB
April 23, 2004 6:15:27 PM

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Definately the CR-3V battery will give more bang for the $$$ than alkaline
AA's. However, buying recharable NiMH AA batteries is probably your best
buy. That is what I use in my Olympus camera. Get at least two sets.


"Zork" <zork100@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:S08ic.26838$um3.544706@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
> AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
> possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
> Thanks ! !
> Zork
>
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a b C Monitor
April 23, 2004 8:20:49 PM

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Zork typed:

> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
> AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
> possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
> Thanks ! !
> Zork

forget Lithitum. Get NIMh rechargeable batteries . Now they are available in
capacity of 2300 mAh max so if you get two sets of those, you're on
business. You can get set of 18 hour with 4 batteries for very low price.
Also for very lowprice i bet you can get a set of 2100 mAh for even lower
price.
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 23, 2004 8:20:50 PM

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I have the same camera and have been testing various batteries. For
localized shooting in which you're no more than a day or two away from a
charger consider rechargeable CR-V3s (see Steve's Digicam site for
examples and more info). On a fresh charge I can pick up about 600
shots, a few less if lcd used heavily. Two batteries would cover a lot
of photography. I use the DigiPower set available at Amazon.com and an
extra OMICRON battery. Note that you must buy batteries compatible in
terms of contacts with specific chargers. I believe all different types
would work in the Oly. Oddly, the ones I own do not have any amp info on
them, but I think they are about 1350.

For extensive travel, particularly to foreign countries where if you
lose a specialized hard-to-replace charger or want to use AA's in other
devices. I would recommend NiMH's and one of the tiny chargers made by
Panasonic and others.

If I HAD to choose between them I would probably go with NiMH's because
I do travel a great deal and now they are far less expensive than CR-V3s
and very readily available, but would always have a spare set available.
The power management in the 560 can be both demanding and quirky (you'll
note that with NiMh's the low power indicator comes on after just a few
shots -- ignore that), particularly if you use the lcd a lot. The
amperage requirements of this camera are apparently quite high and so it
is important to use batteries as freshly charged as possible, with my
experience being that the CR-V3s are far more durable. Just top them off
before heading out for a shoot. One nice thing is that it seems to hold
its settings for a long time so you can remove the battery and get a
full charge without having to reset (make sure you turn the reset
function on). CR-V3s take about 2.5 hours for a full charge.

I find that neither are especially reliable for a full day's shooting in
this particular camera if they have been sitting around for more than a
week. I've owned several Oly cameras and do find the power management on
this one a bit demanding, though if nursed along can produce a lot of
photography. Note that my habit is to leave the lcd on most of the time,
and to use it to review my shots, so I am quite demanding.

In light of these options I would never use alkalines or regular CR-V3's.

As for NiMH's, I've had great luck with Rayovacs, using the readily
available one hour charger, and Panasonics, using their tiny BQ-390
Quick Charger (both do AAA's and the one hour charger 9volts and
NiCads). Rayovac also has a 15 minute charger which only charges that
quickly with Rayovac NiMH's made for use with it. I haven't tried that.
There are many good charger and battery options (MAHA, etc.) and I'm
sure many users of this group will share their views!

Hope this helps. Oh, I am getting really superb results from this
camera. Good luck!

SleeperMan wrote:
> Zork typed:
>
>
>>I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
>>2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
>>Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
>>AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
>>possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
>>Thanks ! !
>>Zork
>
>
> forget Lithitum. Get NIMh rechargeable batteries . Now they are available in
> capacity of 2300 mAh max so if you get two sets of those, you're on
> business. You can get set of 18 hour with 4 batteries for very low price.
> Also for very lowprice i bet you can get a set of 2100 mAh for even lower
> price.
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 23, 2004 8:20:51 PM

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whooops...don't turn your reset function on, make sure that it is off
(not the default)!

Ron G wrote:

> I have the same camera and have been testing various batteries. For
> localized shooting in which you're no more than a day or two away from a
> charger consider rechargeable CR-V3s (see Steve's Digicam site for
> examples and more info). On a fresh charge I can pick up about 600
> shots, a few less if lcd used heavily. Two batteries would cover a lot
> of photography. I use the DigiPower set available at Amazon.com and an
> extra OMICRON battery. Note that you must buy batteries compatible in
> terms of contacts with specific chargers. I believe all different types
> would work in the Oly. Oddly, the ones I own do not have any amp info on
> them, but I think they are about 1350.
>
> For extensive travel, particularly to foreign countries where if you
> lose a specialized hard-to-replace charger or want to use AA's in other
> devices. I would recommend NiMH's and one of the tiny chargers made by
> Panasonic and others.
>
> If I HAD to choose between them I would probably go with NiMH's because
> I do travel a great deal and now they are far less expensive than CR-V3s
> and very readily available, but would always have a spare set available.
> The power management in the 560 can be both demanding and quirky (you'll
> note that with NiMh's the low power indicator comes on after just a few
> shots -- ignore that), particularly if you use the lcd a lot. The
> amperage requirements of this camera are apparently quite high and so it
> is important to use batteries as freshly charged as possible, with my
> experience being that the CR-V3s are far more durable. Just top them off
> before heading out for a shoot. One nice thing is that it seems to hold
> its settings for a long time so you can remove the battery and get a
> full charge without having to reset (make sure you turn the reset
> function on). CR-V3s take about 2.5 hours for a full charge.
>
> I find that neither are especially reliable for a full day's shooting in
> this particular camera if they have been sitting around for more than a
> week. I've owned several Oly cameras and do find the power management on
> this one a bit demanding, though if nursed along can produce a lot of
> photography. Note that my habit is to leave the lcd on most of the time,
> and to use it to review my shots, so I am quite demanding.
>
> In light of these options I would never use alkalines or regular CR-V3's.
>
> As for NiMH's, I've had great luck with Rayovacs, using the readily
> available one hour charger, and Panasonics, using their tiny BQ-390
> Quick Charger (both do AAA's and the one hour charger 9volts and
> NiCads). Rayovac also has a 15 minute charger which only charges that
> quickly with Rayovac NiMH's made for use with it. I haven't tried that.
> There are many good charger and battery options (MAHA, etc.) and I'm
> sure many users of this group will share their views!
>
> Hope this helps. Oh, I am getting really superb results from this
> camera. Good luck!
>
> SleeperMan wrote:
>
>> Zork typed:
>>
>>
>>> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
>>> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
>>> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
>>> AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
>>> possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
>>> Thanks ! !
>>> Zork
>>
>>
>>
>> forget Lithitum. Get NIMh rechargeable batteries . Now they are
>> available in
>> capacity of 2300 mAh max so if you get two sets of those, you're on
>> business. You can get set of 18 hour with 4 batteries for very low price.
>> Also for very lowprice i bet you can get a set of 2100 mAh for even
>> lower
>> price.
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 24, 2004 1:07:39 AM

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I've had Oly C-300 and battery low indicator lit up when batteries are
nearly empty. In fact, i think it's annoying that you don't know the
condition of the batteries until they are nearly empty. Like at friend's
Sony, where it has battery counter...but at my new canon it's the same,
so...

Ron G typed:

> whooops...don't turn your reset function on, make sure that it is off
> (not the default)!
>
> Ron G wrote:
>
>> I have the same camera and have been testing various batteries. For
>> localized shooting in which you're no more than a day or two away
>> from a charger consider rechargeable CR-V3s (see Steve's Digicam
>> site for examples and more info). On a fresh charge I can pick up
>> about 600 shots, a few less if lcd used heavily. Two batteries would
>> cover a lot of photography. I use the DigiPower set available at
>> Amazon.com and an extra OMICRON battery. Note that you must buy
>> batteries compatible in terms of contacts with specific chargers. I
>> believe all different types would work in the Oly. Oddly, the ones I
>> own do not have any amp info on them, but I think they are about
>> 1350.
>>
>> For extensive travel, particularly to foreign countries where if you
>> lose a specialized hard-to-replace charger or want to use AA's in
>> other devices. I would recommend NiMH's and one of the tiny chargers
>> made by Panasonic and others.
>>
>> If I HAD to choose between them I would probably go with NiMH's
>> because I do travel a great deal and now they are far less expensive
>> than CR-V3s and very readily available, but would always have a
>> spare set available. The power management in the 560 can be both
>> demanding and quirky (you'll note that with NiMh's the low power
>> indicator comes on after just a few shots -- ignore that),
>> particularly if you use the lcd a lot. The amperage requirements of
>> this camera are apparently quite high and so it is important to use
>> batteries as freshly charged as possible, with my experience being
>> that the CR-V3s are far more durable. Just top them off before
>> heading out for a shoot. One nice thing is that it seems to hold its
>> settings for a long time so you can remove the battery and get a
>> full charge without having to reset (make sure you turn the reset
>> function on). CR-V3s take about 2.5 hours for a full charge.
>>
>> I find that neither are especially reliable for a full day's
>> shooting in this particular camera if they have been sitting around
>> for more than a week. I've owned several Oly cameras and do find the
>> power management on this one a bit demanding, though if nursed along
>> can produce a lot of photography. Note that my habit is to leave the
>> lcd on most of the time, and to use it to review my shots, so I am
>> quite demanding.
>>
>> In light of these options I would never use alkalines or regular
>> CR-V3's.
>>
>> As for NiMH's, I've had great luck with Rayovacs, using the readily
>> available one hour charger, and Panasonics, using their tiny BQ-390
>> Quick Charger (both do AAA's and the one hour charger 9volts and
>> NiCads). Rayovac also has a 15 minute charger which only charges that
>> quickly with Rayovac NiMH's made for use with it. I haven't tried
>> that. There are many good charger and battery options (MAHA, etc.)
>> and I'm sure many users of this group will share their views!
>>
>> Hope this helps. Oh, I am getting really superb results from this
>> camera. Good luck!
>>
>> SleeperMan wrote:
>>
>>> Zork typed:
>>>
>>>
>>>> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
>>>> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
>>>> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per
>>>> $$$. AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage,
>>>> but possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
>>>> Thanks ! !
>>>> Zork
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> forget Lithitum. Get NIMh rechargeable batteries . Now they are
>>> available in
>>> capacity of 2300 mAh max so if you get two sets of those, you're on
>>> business. You can get set of 18 hour with 4 batteries for very low
>>> price. Also for very lowprice i bet you can get a set of 2100 mAh
>>> for even lower
>>> price.
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 24, 2004 1:07:40 AM

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Tis crazy indeed, particularly with cameras made by the same company.
With NiMH's my Oly 2020z gives me about five shots after the warning
(sometimes more if I turn the power off immediately, change the
batteries around and let it rest for a couple of minutes), my 560 about
100! With R-CRV3's my 560 gives me zero shots. Boom, dead! When those
batteries crash they crash! However, with both the 2020 and 560 and
NiMH's one can see the true end coming well in advance, with the major
sign being longer and longer time to process captured images or review
photos on the lcd. There's absolutely no relationship between this and
the low power indicator in either case. Why there can't be a more
accurate system that gives far better warning is beyond me.

SleeperMan wrote:
> I've had Oly C-300 and battery low indicator lit up when batteries are
> nearly empty. In fact, i think it's annoying that you don't know the
> condition of the batteries until they are nearly empty. Like at friend's
> Sony, where it has battery counter...but at my new canon it's the same,
> so...
>
> Ron G typed:
>
>
>>whooops...don't turn your reset function on, make sure that it is off
>>(not the default)!
>>
>>Ron G wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have the same camera and have been testing various batteries. For
>>>localized shooting in which you're no more than a day or two away
>>>from a charger consider rechargeable CR-V3s (see Steve's Digicam
>>>site for examples and more info). On a fresh charge I can pick up
>>>about 600 shots, a few less if lcd used heavily. Two batteries would
>>>cover a lot of photography. I use the DigiPower set available at
>>>Amazon.com and an extra OMICRON battery. Note that you must buy
>>>batteries compatible in terms of contacts with specific chargers. I
>>>believe all different types would work in the Oly. Oddly, the ones I
>>>own do not have any amp info on them, but I think they are about
>>>1350.
>>>
>>>For extensive travel, particularly to foreign countries where if you
>>>lose a specialized hard-to-replace charger or want to use AA's in
>>>other devices. I would recommend NiMH's and one of the tiny chargers
>>>made by Panasonic and others.
>>>
>>>If I HAD to choose between them I would probably go with NiMH's
>>>because I do travel a great deal and now they are far less expensive
>>>than CR-V3s and very readily available, but would always have a
>>>spare set available. The power management in the 560 can be both
>>>demanding and quirky (you'll note that with NiMh's the low power
>>>indicator comes on after just a few shots -- ignore that),
>>>particularly if you use the lcd a lot. The amperage requirements of
>>>this camera are apparently quite high and so it is important to use
>>>batteries as freshly charged as possible, with my experience being
>>>that the CR-V3s are far more durable. Just top them off before
>>>heading out for a shoot. One nice thing is that it seems to hold its
>>>settings for a long time so you can remove the battery and get a
>>>full charge without having to reset (make sure you turn the reset
>>>function on). CR-V3s take about 2.5 hours for a full charge.
>>>
>>>I find that neither are especially reliable for a full day's
>>>shooting in this particular camera if they have been sitting around
>>>for more than a week. I've owned several Oly cameras and do find the
>>>power management on this one a bit demanding, though if nursed along
>>>can produce a lot of photography. Note that my habit is to leave the
>>>lcd on most of the time, and to use it to review my shots, so I am
>>>quite demanding.
>>>
>>>In light of these options I would never use alkalines or regular
>>>CR-V3's.
>>>
>>>As for NiMH's, I've had great luck with Rayovacs, using the readily
>>>available one hour charger, and Panasonics, using their tiny BQ-390
>>>Quick Charger (both do AAA's and the one hour charger 9volts and
>>>NiCads). Rayovac also has a 15 minute charger which only charges that
>>>quickly with Rayovac NiMH's made for use with it. I haven't tried
>>>that. There are many good charger and battery options (MAHA, etc.)
>>>and I'm sure many users of this group will share their views!
>>>
>>>Hope this helps. Oh, I am getting really superb results from this
>>>camera. Good luck!
>>>
>>>SleeperMan wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Zork typed:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
>>>>>2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
>>>>>Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per
>>>>>$$$. AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage,
>>>>>but possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
>>>>>Thanks ! !
>>>>>Zork
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>forget Lithitum. Get NIMh rechargeable batteries . Now they are
>>>>available in
>>>>capacity of 2300 mAh max so if you get two sets of those, you're on
>>>>business. You can get set of 18 hour with 4 batteries for very low
>>>>price. Also for very lowprice i bet you can get a set of 2100 mAh
>>>>for even lower
>>>>price.
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 24, 2004 11:48:23 PM

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Ron G typed:

> Tis crazy indeed, particularly with cameras made by the same company.
> With NiMH's my Oly 2020z gives me about five shots after the warning
> (sometimes more if I turn the power off immediately, change the
> batteries around and let it rest for a couple of minutes), my 560
> about 100! With R-CRV3's my 560 gives me zero shots. Boom, dead! When
> those batteries crash they crash! However, with both the 2020 and
> 560 and NiMH's one can see the true end coming well in advance, with
> the major sign being longer and longer time to process captured
> images or review photos on the lcd. There's absolutely no
> relationship between this and the low power indicator in either case.
> Why there can't be a more accurate system that gives far better
> warning is beyond me.
>
Lithium batteries are well known for their constant voltage during use and
also their sudden fall to total empty. I never tried lithium ones with my
Oly, neither with my new Canon, so i can't tell from practice. I can do
about 500 shots with full NiMH 2300 mAh set. After warning appears, i can do
about 10 shots without flash before it nicely tells me "please replace the
batteries"...and shots itself down.
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
June 23, 2004 3:40:50 AM

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The Energizer Light Blue/Silver Lithium batterys are the best bet. They are
made specifically for digital cameras, and they last a lot longer than
alkalines. They also have an indefinite shelf life, so when the camera is
sitting and not being used, they don't prematurely drain. I've been using
them for three years in my Olympus C-3000. I just wish the new C-60 I
bought took AA batteries. I'd be using them in it too.


"Zork" <zork100@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:S08ic.26838$um3.544706@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I have just purchased a Olympus D560. It offers the choice of using
> 2-AA alkaline batteries or the CR-V3 Lithium packs. Of course the
> Li is more costly, but which batteries give the most 'life' per $$$.
> AA's don't last all that long depending on the monitor usage, but
> possibly the Li's offer more bang for the buck ?
> Thanks ! !
> Zork
>
!