Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
Wont stay on
\015 I replace the batteries and a few minutes later it shuts down and says I need new batteries...Have had the camera for 1 year...only started this a few weeks ago.\015
Had the very same problem. Returned it to CANON through the store I purchased it from. CANON said it was a problem with the shutter circuit and the cost to repair was going to be around $200.00!! I was and am not impressed. CANON would not deal with me direct unless I ship the camera direct to them. The retailer told me that I shouldn't pay to fix it and get a new camera. The camera cost me $600.00 and almost to the day the warranty expired, the batteries started draining! I will get a new camera and it won't be a CANON AND I will also return the camera direct to CANON telling them to fix it at no charge or replace. That way, at least, I'll have something I can sell.
You can also use disposable AA Lithium batteries. I have found these to be the best for digital cameras, better than rechargables.
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