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  1. lasershot

    lasershot TPF Noob!

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    Ok, last night the camera said the batteries were low, I thought thats normal, I'd taken over 200 pictures. Keep in mind, I just got this camera on Christmas as a brand new store bought camera.

    So, this morning I was setting up a backdrop to do some lighting tests and I replaced the batteries, well, it says the batteries are STILL LOW! BRAND NEW BATTERIES! I JUST OPENED THE PACK!

    What should I do? I have a Fuji Finepix S5700/S700.
     
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    frXnz kafka TPF Noob!

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    If they're fresh out of the pack, they've probably lost some charge sitting on the shelves. Just charge them up and see what happens.

    Actually I just looked up the S700, it looks like it doesn't use a Li-Ion battery? Not sure what's up if that's the case.
     
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    Try the PowerX batteries. They are really expensive, but really good too.
     
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    hyp0rbyte TPF Noob!

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    Read the manual. It may want a special battery.
     
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    The thing is though is that it was fine till last night.
     
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    i have the same camera.

    i use normal recharable and normal aa batteries.

    maybe your batteries are just a bad batch
     
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    I had the same thing happen 2 times last week 2 sets of brand new batteries right out of the package were dead.
     
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    I'll try and replace the batteries again and see if it helps..
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You guys need to spend some money on rechargeable batteries and a cheap charger. Much better than puchasing batteries every hundred pics.
     
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    i have both

    always got durecell for back up.

    i take about 500 pics on a set of durecell and they are not expensive
     
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    The first digital camera I bought was a Fuji. It ate through batteries so fast I took it back and got an Olympus. I could only take about 10 pictures with regular AA batteries with the Fuji. I'm sure they've come a long way since then (this was about 4 years ago). After that I only used lithium. They were more expensive but lasted so much longer that I actually spent less money overall than regular AAs.
     
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    Digital cameras usually eat through regular alkaline batteries very quickly, this is why I recommend the lithiums, they generally last a lot longer.
     

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