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Problems with Digital Cam

Discussion in 'Cameras, Cell Phones, and Electronic Gadgets' started by Rscotts1, October 7, 2002.

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  1. Rscotts1

    Rscotts1 Elite Explorer

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    I bought a Kodak DX3700 about a month ago and really like it except for one thing....the batteries. This thing is really pissing me off. After letting it sit in it's charger all night, I am able to take a bunch of pics just fine (still shows full battery charge). The next day when I grab it to take pics, the battery is dead!!! I am having to do this all the time!! Are the batteries defective? Should I buy new batteries for it? If this thing continues to do this I am going to take it back. I was ready to take some pics of my X just now and the F***N thing shutt-off on me again!!! Thats why I am posting. Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. X24

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    Cant really help you but I have the same problem with my Fuji Finepix 2600. It has 2 AA rechargable batteries in it. They only last about 15 minutes. If I put in regular AA batteries, they last about 5 pictures. Kinda disappointing.
     
  4. Rscotts1

    Rscotts1 Elite Explorer

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    Yeah, know what you mean!! Mine dies overnight just sitting on the desk without even taking any pics!!:confused:
     
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    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    rechargable batteries last longer than normal batteries in use, but lose their charge over time much much quicker than regular batteries.
     
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    I've got a sony DSC P71 and took it to NYC for a long weekend, over 100 pictures most with flash and using the LCD and didn't have to recharge the batteries once. l hadn't used the camera in about a week and just turned it on and it worked fine so I'd see about returning your camera and getting a sony.
     
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    We have an Olympus camera at work that used to eat through batteries when uses, but never lost power when sitting around. We were thinking about returning it when someone recomended a battery switch.

    http://www.monstercable.com/powercell/

    Never had a problem with the batteries since.
     
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    i have a kodak dc5000 and it does eat batteries pretty quickly but not quite as fast as some of you are talking about. mine takes 4 AA and lasts about a week of off and on taking pictures. as long as you dont put the motion screen thing on where it is showing on the lcd screen what the camera is seeing in real time you are good. one day i tried the lcd screen veiw thing and it ate all my battery juice in like 4 minutes. i was mad i just bought a pack of batteries that morning.
     
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    You guys didn't mention (unless I missed it) whether you're using NiCad batteries vs. NiMH (or similar). NiCads last a very short time in most "high-drain" devices like digicams, whereas NiMH typically last a bit longer. The downside is that you can't recharge NiMH quite as many times as you can NiCads, but the additional runtime usually compensates.

    If you're looking for decent NiMH rechargables, I recommend Rayovac's batteries and 1-hour charger (it also recharges NiCads). More info is here: http://www.rayovac.com/products/recharge/recharge.shtml
     
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    heck i use the old regular alkaline disposeable ones here.
     
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    I have two batteries that came with the cam and docking station:

    - Kodak Lithium CRV3, which does not hold a charge
    worth a s**t

    - Kodak KAA2HR 1600mAh Ni-MH 1.2Vx2. This one
    barely holds a charge, drains overnight just sitting in
    the cam even when the cam is off.

    These batteries are probably defective or no longer hold a charge, will be buying new ones.
     
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    my daughters kodak

    My daughters (8yrs old) kodak dc3200 eats them pretty fast. I buy the aa in bulk to keep it running. I use it fairly often as a work camera. I just pop the batts. out when not in use.
     
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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I bought a makita drill with NiMh batteries. They SUCK. It came with 2 batteries. I charged them both for 24 hrs before using them. They have lots of power when they are fresh off the charger, but will die in a short time when left sitting around.

    So maybe you have NiMh already and that's why they are dieing after sitting??
     






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