I Love This Camera, But... I'm new to digital and love this camera. I have taken night, firework, action, etc. shots and they all look great. The only problem is that it's eating up my rechargeable batteries like crazy. I have taken 149 pictures and have had to replace dead dead batteries 3 times. I am using a Quanteray charger with Ni-MH batteries. The manual says to use a Cannon charger & batteries, but my photo shop says it doesn't matter. Many comments on this forum about good battery performance. I must be doing something wrong. Any ideas?
I'm not an expert but just offering a suggestion which is to try some other batteries, even alkaline for a start and see if there's any difference. Maybe the batteries you bought are not holding a charge for some reason. I'm using Sony NiMh which i got with the Sony charger that i purchased here and although using a different Canon have not experienced this problem at all.
rechargeable batteries come in different strengths which determine how long they can hold a charge and how many times they can be recharged. 2500 seems to be about the strongest and they go all the way down to 600. try getting some 2300-2500 and see if they last longer. the number is listed on the side of the battery and somewhere on the package label but in very small letters. 4 AA batteries of 2300 mamp rating are under $10 at Walmart.