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Old 17 June 2008, 10:19   #1
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Does anyone know of a decent compact digi camera that uses aa or aaa type batteries rather than being re-chargable?

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Old 17 June 2008, 10:29   #2
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The Oly C5050 I use for underwater stuff uses 4-AA's. I run NiMH rechargeables, as Alkalines die too quickly (which gets rather expensive, not to mention really irritating.) You can still find them used on E-Bay and the like.

I think most point and shoots have gone towards proprietary Lithium Ion batteries, as the energy efficiency (power vs. space) is higher than most other battery types.


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Old 17 June 2008, 11:43   #3
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What do you call decent?

I've got one of these and it's OK for a cheapy underwater cam. Takes 2xAAA but is a bit thirsty on rechargeables. Only drawback is no optical zoom.
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Old 17 June 2008, 11:43   #4
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The Nikon Coolpix range are all AA compatible (but not waterproof if you also need that).
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Old 17 June 2008, 13:05   #5
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I've had a couple of Fuji A900s - so impressed that when I smashed the first one I bought another. They use AA batteries (I wouldn't one that uses AAA batteries as they are v low capacity, expensive and sometimes difficult to find if you're in a rural area). It's 9 megapix, takes up to 2GB SD card, you should be able to find it on sale under 90.
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digi cam

i have an oylmpus 850 sw

and its bloody brilliant

have some cracking underwater shots and video

and you can drop it

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I have an old nikon coolpix is a good little camera but eats the AA batteries especially on flash .

I got a second battery for my pentax optio on ebay very cheap so i just carry a spare which works better for me
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If there are any left look at the "Yraveller" ones that Aldi were banging out.
6 meg
512 Meg card
waterproof to 30 metres
neoprene case, floating strap
4 AA rechargables plus charger
download lead
CD for drivers & manual etc


got one will post a couple of shots
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