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Can I use nickel metal hudride batteries in my powershot s5 camera?


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Yes you can, and probably should. There's a new type of Ni-mh battery on the market which holds its charge longer than the older (regular) type. Ask about them at a good photo shop, if you're finding the rechargeables are not lasting. You might also try the Energizer Lithium AA batteries. They're not rechargeable, but really last a long time. Many of my customers rave about them.
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Can I use nickel metal hudride batteries in my powershot s5 camera?


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