do the batteries run out fast? does this camera have to be charged
I agree with the preceding comments that normal alkaline batteries last for seemingly a long time: I would estimate 200+ pictures and ~10 videos over a 2 month period (only 1 set so far). However, I was surprised when they finally did run out because the battery icon remained at "full", so I would recommend being prepared with replacements. As CBM notes, the standard AA size is much more convenient than custom batteries.