Having problems with your Olympus Digital Cameras ?

First, I am a 1st class amateur, so jargon is ?Greek? to me. However, I am studying the manual dilligently. My question concerns the batteries. I am using Panasonic Heavy Duty AA?s. I am always very quickly getting the message ?Battery empty.?, even when I have just changed batteries. Or there?s always that flashing battery icon on screen, shortly followed by the ?battery empty? screen. Why? I am not using zoom. No repeated shooting. Monitor not left on. Not connected to a computer. MF is not on

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It's essential that you state the exact make and model of your camera.\015\012

But in general many are incompatible with regular AA batteries (even\015\012heavy duty ones)and instead require that you use NiMh or even Li-ion\015\012rechargeablesinstead. The voltage, internal resistance and discharge\015\012characteristicsof these are significantly different to regular\015\012disposable AA batteriesand so the camera will report "battery empty"\015\012prematurely.

Check your manual again and if I've answered your query\015\012please return the favour by rating my answer. If not then please add a\015\012comment to my posting adding the required info for a definitive answer.

(Sorry for the repeat, FixYa ignored my instruction to post the above as an answer rather than a clarification request).
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