Olympus C-3040 eats batteries

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Ron Collins, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Ron Collins

    Ron Collins Guest

    I purchased a used Olympus C-3040 for my daughter and she says she is lucky
    to get 15 or twenty shots out of a pair of Lithium batteries. Anyone else
    experience this?
    Ron Collins, Jun 23, 2005
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    EdO Guest

    I assume you are referring to two CRV3 batteries - if so that is
    terrible results even if she is using the flash and monitor most of the

    I use 4 AA Lithium in a C3030 and get 200 shots per set. Something is
    defiantly wrong.

    EdO, Jun 23, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    No specific experience with this camera. General things to try which should
    increase battery life.

    - shorten lcd timeout, no reason to walk around with the lcd sucking
    power. In fact you should be able to even turn it off if you want to
    conserve the most.

    - shorten camera timeout

    - Turn off continuous auto focus.

    - use a card reader to transfer files from the storage card instead of
    directly connecting the camera to the PC.
    Ed Ruf, Jun 23, 2005
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    Ken Tough Guest


    Good comments about extending battery life. I find the 3040 pretty
    good on batteries, actually, and could shoot at least a couple
    hundred pics on a single set. She should switch the camera off
    when it's going to be more than about 1 minute between shots.
    Avoid using the LCD as much as possible, and frame with the
    viewfinder instead. I use NiMH, >2000 mAh, and they work fine.
    I'd be comfortable going away on holiday with two sets charged,
    but would bring the pocket charger just in case.
    Ken Tough, Jun 23, 2005
  5. Ron-

    That is the opposite of my experience. Either she got hold of a bad set
    of lithiums or the camera has a problem.

    I have had my C-3040Z for several years. I had so much trouble with NiMH
    batteries going dead from sitting a couple of weeks, I went back to using
    the CR-V3 lithium batteries that came with the camera. I don't use that
    camera as much any more, but the current set of CR-V3s hasn't gone dead in
    the past 2 years, and already has about 50 shots on it.

    Fred McKenzie, Jun 24, 2005
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