Having problems with your Fuji FinePix 4900 Zoom Digital Camera ?
Great Camera, but drains batteries in very short time frame
\015 I spent over $1000 on this camera when it was new. I've never been able to use it much because fully charged and even new batteries only last for 15 to 30 minutes!!!! Have been very frustrated!\015
Do you still have this Camera?\015\012\015\012
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Great Camera, but drains batteries in very short time frame
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