Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?
Batteries won't hold charge.
\015 After only a few shots it tells me to change batteries. I have changed batteries numerous times and that doesn't help.\015
What batteries are you using and how large a picture are you taking. Set the picture quality lower. 300X300 is fine for up to 8X10 enlargements. If you are using the preview screen for each shot, that uses battery power too. Don't use cheap batteries. They will let you down. Duracell or Energizers will give you better service than other batteries.
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