News on new Fuji S3

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by PeteZ, Feb 5, 2004.

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    PeteZ Guest

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    Brenton Guest

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    Russ Guest

    Well, the battery in a Canon 300D is rated at 1100mAH, while you can buy
    2000mAH NiMH AA batteries. Assuming both cameras draw similar power, this
    Fuji would last twice as long.

    Russ.
     
    Russ, Feb 5, 2004
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    VH-CBR Guest

    If it's anything like the Fuji S1 they last fine. Longer in fact than the
    battery in the D100.
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 5, 2004
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Well I've got a S2 at the moment and with 4 x 2000mah rechargeables I've
    filled 2 microdrives with raw files (rear lcd turned off) and it still shows
    full.
     
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    That......sux
     
    Gavin Cato, Feb 5, 2004
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    Brenton Guest

     
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    Brenton Guest

    Over what time period??? A day??? All at once??? Would just 4 AA's last
    for something like a wedding and 200 shots??? Serious questions

    What mah would a set of non rechargeable be??? I tend to always buy ever
    ready heavy duty (the black 16 bulk packs)... any idea???

    That's pretty good... I actually wish my 10D took AA's.
    My EOS 3 does (with its grip 8 of them) and it is pretty convenient,
    especially if you run out of "juice" on the road and can't recharge the
    batteries
    BRenton
     
    Brenton, Feb 5, 2004
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    MD Guest

    With a Pro-kit you surely have 2 batteries, maybe get a third (i happened to
    get a non canon third for free - inca. I do not use normally but good to
    keep as backup). That should be sufficient for 400+ shots.
    Also with the speedlight I have a set of 8 AA's at 2100mAh - works a treat -
    (recharger from car available).

    Ever thought about Charge Adapter/Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560?
     
    MD, Feb 5, 2004
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    GB Guest

    sort of. 4x1.2v AA NiMHs = 4.8v, your LiIon is probably 7.2v

    Power = VI

    so you need 6 AAs to make the comparison you made.

    You also need to account for any drop of in voltage as power is consumed (ie
    either technology better than the other?).

    But consider a set of 2100mAH NiMHs cost about $20, compared to the typical
    Not to mention the flexibility to get fresh batteries almost anywhere if
    needed.
     
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    Phred Guest

    http://www.thomas-distributing.com/maha-educate-batteries.htm
    And especially:
    http://www.thomas-distributing.com/maha-charts.htm

    For comparative data on a large range of NiMH brands check out
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/ACCS/BATTS/BATTS.HTM

    Done in sets of four I gather, but only one set of each -- just like
    _Choice_ ;-)

    Note also that the author of the article (Dave Etchells) makes the
    same point that someone made earlier in this thread -- you're really
    mostly interested in the *energy* capacity of the batteries, i.e.
    Watt-hours (measured as volts*amps over time). [Provided of course
    that you have sufficient voltage to keep the circuits within specs.]
    Why heavy duty? The normal alkalines leave them for dead.

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Feb 5, 2004
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    Tony Rae Guest

    I'm not sure but you'd be wasting your time, and money, using non
    rechargeable batteries in a digital camera.
     
    Tony Rae, Feb 5, 2004
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    Brenton Guest

    Actually .. I have the 10D pro kit with the extra battery and I have two
    spares that I bought of Derek (although one has subsequently died). I
    have plenty of power... It is just hard for me to believe that a pro
    level SLR can run on only 4 batteries. The Olympus 5050 I use at work
    has 4 AA's and it is forever running through them.
    BRenton
     
    Brenton, Feb 6, 2004
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    VH-CBR Guest

    The Fuji S1 would.
    No idea
    It can be very convenient at times because if your batteries do run down you
    just need to hit a shop.
    the battery usage on the DSLRs are so much better than the little hand held
    digitals ... don't be fooled.
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 6, 2004
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    VH-CBR Guest

    Believe it baby .. believe it ... only drawback on the S1 is those stupid
    123 batteries that you cant' buy as rechargable .. they last for ever but
    ALWAYS run out when you don't have a spare :eek:)
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 6, 2004
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    GB Guest

    I would get a good 100+ photos with flash from my 5050 and the 1700mAH it
    came with. Let them sit around unused and it goes down of course.
     
    GB, Feb 6, 2004
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    GB Guest

    oh, and that includes lots of use of the LCD panel in both composing and
    review.
     
    GB, Feb 6, 2004
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    Gavin Cato Guest

    Are you using Alkaline?

    Anyway, believe it :) The S2 lasts for ages on AA's.
     
    Gavin Cato, Feb 6, 2004
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    Brenton Guest

    I don't think so.. one of the other teachers from school threw out the
    rechargeable batteries that came with the olympus because they were flat
    on an excursion :-(

    I just buy AA "batteries"... I have never though to think if they were
    alkaline or not.
    I can see I need to do a bit of googleing for info
    Brenton
     
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    Tony Rae Guest

    The teacher didn't realise they were rechargeable?
    If they were Olympus batteries that teacher just wasted around $40
    worrth of good batteries.
    As for your camera, I'd be interested to know how many shots you can
    take with alkaline batteries. I'd bet it's not nearly as many as Ni-MH
    rechareable batteries.
    The link posted earlier shows the power rating of some alkaline
    batteries. Look right down the bottom of the list. They are on the
    bottom for good reason :)
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/ACCS/BATTS/BATTS.HTM

    Panasonic (Alkaline cells) mAh = 774
    Duracell Ultra (Alkaline cells) mAh = 781
    Energizer (Alkaline cells) mAh= 756

    They really aren't suited for digital cameras.
     
    Tony Rae, Feb 6, 2004
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