Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera ?

Camera shuts down in shoot mode but I can view pictures on card no problem

\015 I can view photos on my card when I have it set to view but as soon as I set it to take a picture, it shuts off and says I need to change the batteries. I have put several new sets of batteries in it and it still does the same thing. Any suggestions?\015

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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may have reached their shelf life, and though brand new may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. The Canon A4XX series are particularly sensitive to poor quality batteries. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sell 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, and may 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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