Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera ?

Low battery Every single time I use my Canon a 560 I have to put in new batteries. I am going on a trip soon and don't want to have to carry a Costco size pack of AA with me. Why is my camera using up the batteries so fast?


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Digital cameras are like miniature computers, constantly processing large amounts of data, their power requirements far exceed film based cameras and conventional batteries are simply not up for the task. I have seen plenty of times where someone has bought a brand new pack of cheap batteries which fail to even turn on a digital camera! You are best to spend your money on a set of rechargeable Ni MH batteries. They will pay themselves off many times over and will reduce unnecessary landfill. You can of course still buy disposable if its more convenient but you really do have to spend up on top of the range quality to get any good use out of them. Also be aware that cameras using only two batteries (such as the 560) are more demanding again on battery performance.
Use the Energizer Lithium batteries. On my Canon Powershot S1IS I got about 20 pictures on regular batteries. With the lithium, I got over 600. My son uses lithium batteries in his Power shot A560 with good results.
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