The battery is an important component of any digital camera and longevity of your digital camera depends on your batteries performance. There are easy steps you can take to ensure the most usage out of your camera’s battery.
First of all, it is best to use rechargeable batteries. Alkaline AA batteries have a shorter life span and will have to be replaced often. Rechargeable batteries are a bit more expensive, but worth it in the long run. Its always good to carry an extra set of charged batteries as digital cameras consume power from batteries quickly.
Turn off your camera when not in use. Leaving it on between shots uses up battery power and we are trying to conserve it.
Remove the batteries when you are not using the camera.
Water and moisture can lead to corrosion and cause damage to your batteries, so don’t let your camera or its batteries get wet.
Taking the time to review your photos uses up energy. Try to resist the urge to preview each picture and video.
Turn off your LCD viewfinder and use your regular viewfinder for taking pictures though the LCD has a better resolution, it drains your battery.
Make sure that the mAh (Milliamp Hour) values match on your batteries. If there is one with less power, it will drain quicker and put strain on the other battery and can cause damage to the batteries or the charger.
Use AA NiMH batteries for your digital camera for better performance.
When batteries stop accepting charge, RECYCLE them. You can contact the battery manufacturer or your local recycling center for more information..
Go out and shoot!
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