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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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the batteries are STILL LOW! BRAND NEW BATTERIES! I JUST OPENED THE PACK!
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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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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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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Digital cameras usually eat through regular alkaline batteries very quickly, this is why I recommend the lithiums, they generally last a lot longer.
I'm amazed digicams even still use AAs. I thought they were all using Lithium now.
 
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The problem laid in a bad battery :)

I'm gonna use my rechargeable batteries after they finish charging.
 

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