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This is common behavior. The fact is that alkaline batteries don't work
well in digital cameras. Despite the fact that the batteries test well, and
work in other devices, after 15 to 20 pictures, they simply no longer have
enough power for most cameras.
It is best to look at alkaline batteries the same way as you regard one of
those "donut" spare tires...sufficient to carry you until you can get a
"real" tire. In this case the proper power for your camera would be a set
of NiMH rechargeable batteries of at least 1600 mAH. You should be able to
shoot at least 50 pictures per charge with these (although they may not last
as long as the alkalines in your walkman...the devices simply drain
batteries in a different fashion).
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"Tom Henry" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I got this camera brand new just a few days back. I've plunked in the
> Panaonic alkaline batteries which came with the camera and within half
> day or about the camera low battery light comes on. The camera at this
> stage will auto shutdown believing the batteries are low. I was only
> testing out the camera and maybe only took max 15-20 frames leaving
> the LCD screen on. I did leave the batteries in the camera. The same
> thing happened to another new set of EverReady alkaline batteries.
> However I tried the same set of alkaline's on my walkman and the
> walkman plays as if the batteries are new. I also tested the both sets
> of alkaline "AA" using a multi-meter and they all tested good none of
> them failed.
> Can anyone suggest what I should do ? Has anyone seen a similar
> problem ? Thanks for reading this post.