Article ID : 00025854 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

The batteries run down too quickly.

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Follow the general guidelines below to troubleshoot if the batteries run down quickly.

  1. Check that you are using appropriate batteries. The following batteries are supported for use with this camera:

    • Size AA Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries (rechargeable)
    • Size AA Alkaline Batteries (non-rechargeable)
    • Size AA Oxy Nickel Primary Batteries (non-rechargeable)
    • Size AA Panasonic® Oxyride™ Batteries (non-rechargeable)

    IMPORTANT: Do not use manganese batteries, lithium batteries, or Ni-Cd batteries with the camera. Due to the characteristics of these types of batteries, proper operation cannot be guaranteed.

    NOTE: The performance of the camera may differ depending on the manufacturer and type of batteries being used. Also, when using Alkaline or Oxy Nickel Primary batteries, the battery remaining indicator may not always be accurate due to the characteristics of these types of batteries.

  2. Do not mix new and used batteries. Doing so may greatly reduce the battery life.
  3. Battery life will decrease faster when used in low temperatures.

    IMPORTANT: The performance of alkaline batteries will decline dramatically when used in low temperatures - especially below 5° C (41° F). In this case, it is recommended to put the batteries in a pocket close to your body to warm them up and insert them in the camera right before you start shooting.

    NOTE: When using Alkaline or Oxy Nickel Primary batteries, there is a large difference between the available shooting and playback time. If the battery level is low, the camera may suddenly turn off with the lens portion extended when you switch between the shooting and playback mode. In this case, replace the batteries with new ones and then turn on the power again.