NLee, I have been reading many of your reviews lately. Thank you, I am now purchasing the Rayovac charger (that big mother with 4 channels, etc.), and 2 packs of Sanyo Eneloop AA's. It's all for my girlfriends Nikon point-and-shoot camera that I got her a year and a half ago. I have since been using the Sony rechargables (2500 mAh i think, in the yellow/white package) with that travel charger, but we've misplaced the charger... also... I really seem to notice a big hit to the amount of time it takes the flash to re-load when those rechargeable Sony's get to the low end of their charge... In fact it's almost TOO long. It's too expensive for me to want to buy these batteries listed on this review. But can you tell me if the Eneloops will do the same thing as the Sony's? Should I just give up and go back to disposables until I get her a nicer camera that uses a proprietary Lion battery? Not expecting anything personal. The main question is this:
Do all (reasonably priced) rechargeable AA' NiMhs tend to suffer from extending the flash recharge time on point-and-shoot Digital Cameras when they get below a certain charge?