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Digital Camera Battery
Help and Tips

Purchasing and getting the most out of digital camera batteries, whether your digital camera uses an alkaline battery, rechargable NiMH battery, or propietary battery.


#1: Why Do Some AA Batteries Take Longer to Recharge?
Here are four reasons why it may take longer to recharge certain sets of AA batteries.

#2: Don't Wait Too Long to Switch Out Batteries!
Don't wait until your digital camera batteries are completely empty to switch them.

#3: FAA Flight Rules for Batteries
USA travelers - before bringing electronic equipment such as digital cameras on an airplane, see if FAA restrictions prevent the number or types of batteries you may bring.

#4: Keep Playback to a Minimum
Using the playback mode of your digital camera may wear out your batteries.

#5: Don't Mix and Match Brands and Types
To prevent possible damage, only insert similar digital camera batteries.

#6: Don't Use Alkaline AA - Use Rechargeables
Why you should use rechargeable batteries with your digital camera.

#7: Buy Extra Proprietary Batteries
Ensure you have a backup digital camera battery for long photo shoots.

#8: Bring a Battery Charger on Trips
Even if you have lots of rechargeable AA batteries, you should still bring a charger with you on trips.

#9: Long Exposures Require More Battery Power
If you need to take photos requiring long exposures, expect your batteries to drain quicker.

#10: Keep Extra Batteries Handy!
Got a digital camera? Always keep extra batteries handy!

#11: Batteries in Cold Weather
Bring along extra batteries if you plan on taking photos in the cold winter months.

#12: Those Batteries Won't Stay Charged Forever
Digital camera batteries may lose their charge over time. Don't let under-charged batteries keep you from taking great photos!

#13: Never Get Batteries Wet
Water can corrode batteries, damaging them and possibly your digital camera.

#14: Never Charge Incompatible AA Batteries
To prevent fire, only insert similar batteries into your battery charger.

#15: Take Batteries Out of the Digital Camera
Remove batteries from your digital camera when not in use.

#16: Travel Overseas? May Need a Different Charger or Converters
To charge digital camera batteries outside of your native country may require a small added investment.

#17: Battery Conservation Tips
Make your digital camera batteries last longer. Here's how.

#18: Use an Add-On NiMH Power Pack
Get more use out of your old AA NiMH batteries.

#19: What is mAh?
What does mAh mean when it comes to digital camera batteries?

#20: Recycle Your NiMH Batteries
Don't throw away your old rechargeable AA batteries - they are recyclable.

See Also:

Digital Camera Accessory

Purchasing and using digital camera memory, card readers, digial camera bags, and more to help you get the most out of your digital photography.

Digital Camera Memory

Help on purchasing the right digital camera memory and reducing the chances of photo corruption.

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