The Camera uses 2 AA Alkaline Batteries that you can buy at any store. I have 2 of these camera's and i love them ..very easy to use ,compact,and picture quality is excellant. No need to always be charging internal batteries. Its a fairly new model of camera ..i also had one of the older models and it work for many years with no problems
I don't know how new but it uses AA and I have have a few digital cameras and this one is really good on the batteries. For the first time, I don't have to use new batteries every few hours. They last for a long time.