Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera ?

Viewfinder/lens problems hey there, i have a canon powershot a430, and am having a ton of battery problems as well as this strange problem with the viewfinder + lens. i'm going to try out the suggestions i've found here to see about the battery issues, but i havent found anyone yet with a similar viewfinder/lens problem. this is what happens: when i try taking pictures from the viewfinder (having turned the screen off to save on batteries), the picture that ends up being taken isn't what i was s


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When picture is taken, there are black lines in the display and also appear in the picture. Can anyone help with this?
Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Walmart sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance. Really, you'll slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
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\015\012And yes, your camera's optical viewfinder is off by a couple inches from what's show in the LCD. Take a look at the front of your camera. This offest is equal to the distance between the other end of the optical viewfinder, and your camera's lens. This should only be a problem for close up pictures. Recommend leaving your LCD on and using that to center your pictures. If using rechargeables, it shouldn't be a problem.
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