From: Daytona on
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

From: Daytona on
On 10 Jun, 22:05, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

>Since I don't use my camera that often,
>which is the best type of battery to use ?

The camera is a basic point and shoot Canon A70.

From: cassia on
On Jun 10, 3:07 pm, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 Jun, 22:05, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Since I don't use my camera that often,
> >which is the best type of battery to use ?
>
> The camera is a basic point and shoot Canon A70.

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.

From: Ron Hunter on
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
>
Since you rarely use your camera, I suggest investing in the Eneloop
NIMH batteries. They should perform well for your needs.
From: Ron Hunter on
cassia wrote:
> On Jun 10, 3:07 pm, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 Jun, 22:05, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Since I don't use my camera that often,
>>> which is the best type of battery to use ?
>> The camera is a basic point and shoot Canon A70.
>
> 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.
>
I totally disagree. I like the maximum options for source, and type,
and for that, AA batteries can't be beat.