Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera ?

Is it normal for a digital camera to eat up a set of batteries within a day?


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A lot depends on the kind of battery. Digital cameras are famously demanding on batteries. You must use good alkaline batteries or better, a set of high capacity NiMH rechargeables. Zinc or "long life" batteries just aren't up to the task, and they can leak and cause corrosion.

NiMH batteries with a capacity of 2700mAH are available, and these will last longer, per charge, than name brand alkalines, as well as being rechargeable. You can buy these with a charger fairly cheaply now (though they obviously cost more than disposables). You will probably want two sets, one to be on charge while you use the other.

That said, what is normal for one camera will be unusual in another. The latest cameras are much better on power consumption than earlier ones.
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