Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

In May we purchased a Canon Power Shot 590IS. We love the camera, however, battery life with camera is poor at best. With new high energy digital batteries we get approxiamtely 40 - 45 pictures, with 4 differnt manufactures rechargable batteries, we get 12 - 15 pictures, before the batteries require replacement. The camera was retruned to Best Buys where we purchased it aong with an extended warranty. They keep the camera for 10 days, retruned it saying nothing was wrong. Any suggestions?


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We are having great success selling our customers the Energizer Lithium AA batteries. They are a little more expensive initially, but the end cost is much lower than alkaline cells. They usually give about 7 times more shots than alkalines. There's also new "oxyride" batteries, but I have no experience with them. Also, take into account the "self-discharge" phenomenon of most nickel metal-hydride rechargeable batteries. They lose about 1% of their charge per day, even when unused. If you charge them today, and don't use them for a month, they will probably be as good as dead. They must be "topped-up" prior to use. For the casual user, however, the Energizer's seem to be the best, most convenient way to go.
Recharge your batteries for AT LEAST 15 hours, even if your charger's light indicates full charge. You should get at least 200 pics from a charge.
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