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> email@example.com wrote:
>>Greetings! I have a Sony P-10. It uses Infolethium batteries. In the
>>LCD it gives the information about the battery life in numbers of
>>minutes. In my other camera [Kodak Dx6490], I can see the battery
>>condition but not in such precise way. Does any other Point and Shoot
>>camaeras gives information of battery life in that way? Is it a Sony
>>exclusive? With thanks.
> As far as I know it's mainly Sony who use infoLithium. However you will find
> the battery life is considerably shorter than a set of NiMh batteries.
> InfoLithium typically give around 2 hours of use and 2 nimh's will give 6 -
> 8 hours. Sony is expecially bad at overcharging for external battery
> chargers as well as the batteries themselves.
> Cameras using Nimh will probably give about 5-10 minutes warning of expiry
> and so carrying a spare set is important.
This varies from camera to camera. On my Kodak DX3600, I might get one
more picture after the battery low indicator came on, or twenty more,
with no flash. I always keep spare NIMH handy, and carry a CRV3 as backup.