I got this camera brand new just a few days back. I've plunked in the\nPanaonic alkaline batteries which came with the camera and within half\nday or about the camera low battery light comes on. The camera at this\nstage will auto shutdown believing the batteries are low. I was only\ntesting out the camera and maybe only took max 15-20 frames leaving\nthe LCD screen on. I did leave the batteries in the camera. The same\nthing happened to another new set of EverReady alkaline batteries.\nHowever I tried the same set of alkaline's on my walkman and the\nwalkman plays as if the batteries are new. I also tested the both sets\nof alkaline "AA" using a multi-meter and they all tested good none of\nthem failed.\n\nCan anyone suggest what I should do ? Has anyone seen a similar\nproblem ? Thanks for reading this post.