From: Daytona on
On 10 Jun, 22:28, cassia <cassiaden...(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
> Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
> and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
> reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
> ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.

Yes they're AA, I've just checked and the camera can take NiMH, but I
don't know about lithium - are they better ?

Daytona

From: ransley on
On Jun 10, 4:59 pm, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 Jun, 22:28, cassia <cassiaden...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
> > Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
> > and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
> > reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
> > ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.
>
> Yes they're AA, I've just checked and the camera can take NiMH, but I
> don't know about lithium - are they better ?
>
> Daytona

Ive shot maybe 7000 photos with 3 sets of energiser Nimh, they are
still good for thousands more, Sanyo, Panasonic, Energiser and
Duracell are trusted brands. Get a good charger to get the most out of
them

From: ray on
On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 14:05:02 -0700, Daytona wrote:

> My 4 cheap nicad battaries have failed after only about 10 cycles, at
> least, the power output on 1 is well down and the net result is that I
> can only manage 2 pictures. Since I don't use my camera that often,
> which is the best type of battery to use ?
>
> I've got a cheap 2 hour fast charger and I'm wondering whether that
> could be part of the problem, as before I used to have a trickle
> charger. I bought cheap stuff 2 years ago because I thought that NiCd
> was established technology and so price didn't make much difference to
> quality.
>
> I was looking at converting to NiMH and using the La Crosse BC 900 /
> LaCrosse RS900 / Technoline iCharger as at least it gives some
> information on the battery condition.
>
> I don't really understand what I need, so any thoughts would be
> appreciated :-)
>
> Daytona

The new nihm's from Sanyo (Enerloop) and RayOvac (hybrid) are said to have
solved the 'shelf life' problem. I would suggest you also look at Lithium
(non-rechargeable) batteries as a solution. Since you indicate that you
use it sparingly, this would seem to be a good answer, though the
batteries are somewhat expensive, they last a long time and have excellent
power density (i.e. lots of shots). nicd's are basically not a good
solution for digital photography.

From: Morton on
Daytona wrote:
> On 10 Jun, 22:28, cassia <cassiaden...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
>> Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
>> and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
>> reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
>> ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.
>
> Yes they're AA, I've just checked and the camera can take NiMH, but I
> don't know about lithium - are they better ?
>
> Daytona
>

Be careful with Lithium AA batteries. They are capable of a high current
surge that can damage your electronic circuits, unless your owner's
manual specifically says that Lithium AAs are OK.
Morton
From: Ron Hunter on
Daytona wrote:
> On 10 Jun, 22:28, cassia <cassiaden...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
>> Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
>> and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
>> reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
>> ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.
>
> Yes they're AA, I've just checked and the camera can take NiMH, but I
> don't know about lithium - are they better ?
>
> Daytona
>
There are lithium AA batteries, and there are litiium ion batteries.
The lithium ion batteries are a nominal 3.7 volts, and are not suitable
for use in cameras made for AA batteries, but there are lithium
disposables which are, and they work very will in most equipment. There
are advantages to lithium ion batteries, such as low weight, and long
use life, and slow self-discharge rates, cold weather performance, etc.,
but availability is not good since most of them are proprietary.
I have lithium ion batteries in my cell phone, and my GPS, and they work
great in those applications, but I prefer AA batteries for my cameras as
the battery flexibility and choices are important in this application.