Having problems with your Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera ?
Drained batteries I have a FE210 digital camera the batteries go dead after a few pictures yet when I check the batteries they era good.
purchsed 4 aa size batteries-had 25/30 shots. bought 2500mah batteries, charges fully-- had 20/30 shots or half an hour of camera operation and battery shows empty on screen. tried a couple of times but in vain. the empty batteries are inserted in other digital cameras, its running fine. checked the camera with olympus authorised repair agency, they say camera
Digital cameras do use a lot of power to operate. Somethings can make the batteries die faster. Even if the batteries may have worked in other cameras after ou used them in yours could just be that the other camera requires less power to operate then yours. Turning off and on the camera or simple viewing them can use more power then usual. Try and avoid this to see if it last longer. Also, try and see if there is an auto shut of to save power when you leave the camera on. If you have an eye piece use that to take pictures instead of the display this will also save on power consumption. Also, when you know that you won't be using the camera for awhile meaning you are storing it then remove the batteries. Some electrical items even if the camera is off they can still be draining the batteries.
\015\012If these don't help then I would have it looked at especially if you are under warranty.
\015\012If these don't help then I would have it looked at especially if you are under warranty.
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