Fuji A205 DigiCam False Battery Low Indicator

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Tom Henry, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Tom Henry

    Tom Henry Guest

    I got this camera brand new just a few days back. I've plunked in the
    Panaonic alkaline batteries which came with the camera and within half
    day or about the camera low battery light comes on. The camera at this
    stage will auto shutdown believing the batteries are low. I was only
    testing out the camera and maybe only took max 15-20 frames leaving
    the LCD screen on. I did leave the batteries in the camera. The same
    thing happened to another new set of EverReady alkaline batteries.
    However I tried the same set of alkaline's on my walkman and the
    walkman plays as if the batteries are new. I also tested the both sets
    of alkaline "AA" using a multi-meter and they all tested good none of
    them failed.

    Can anyone suggest what I should do ? Has anyone seen a similar
    problem ? Thanks for reading this post.
    Tom Henry, Dec 31, 2004
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    Bruce Guest

    This is common behavior. The fact is that alkaline batteries don't work
    well in digital cameras. Despite the fact that the batteries test well, and
    work in other devices, after 15 to 20 pictures, they simply no longer have
    enough power for most cameras.

    It is best to look at alkaline batteries the same way as you regard one of
    those "donut" spare tires...sufficient to carry you until you can get a
    "real" tire. In this case the proper power for your camera would be a set
    of NiMH rechargeable batteries of at least 1600 mAH. You should be able to
    shoot at least 50 pictures per charge with these (although they may not last
    as long as the alkalines in your walkman...the devices simply drain
    batteries in a different fashion).
    Bruce, Dec 31, 2004
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  3. In Message-ID:<> posted
    Invest in a set of NiMH batteries and a suitable charger.
    Likely anyone that's played with a battery hogging digital camera.
    Justín Käse, Dec 31, 2004
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    Frank ess Guest

    Frank ess, Dec 31, 2004
  5. Justín Käse, Jan 1, 2005
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    MartinS Guest

    Isn't this covered in the manual? My HP M407 manual advises using either
    lithium single-use batteries or NiMH rechargeable. Smaller cameras use
    smaller batteries, unfortunately.
    MartinS, Jan 1, 2005
  7. In Message-ID:<41d62341$0$60810$>
    I don't know what's covered in a Fuji manual, just offered a comment on
    a common (to newbies) discovery that the alkies generally supplied are
    woefully inadequate to do much more than light up the viewing screen to
    get familiar with the camera, and that NiMH is the way to go.
    Justín Käse, Jan 1, 2005
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