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Take 6 pics and needs new batteries, also tried different type batteries!

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Not all digital cameras are created equal it would be nice to know what camera/model and what batteries you are using. If this is a point and shoot type you won't get very much life out of a set of regular alkaline batteries, you should switch to rechargeable type and the battery life will extend for several hundred shots. Also if you leave the LCD screen on continually the battery draw will be severe and last only a few minutes. Meaning you are previewing the images you have already take to long and draining the batteries.
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Take 6 pics and needs new batteries, also tried different type batteries!

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