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Old 6th June 2008
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Re: AA batteries

I've now tried the Sony Stamina Platinum heavy duty alkalines and I get about the same kind of performance as the Duracell Ultra M3s. In other words, you take a few pictures - say 5-10 - and then the low battery warning comes on. But despite that, I am able to keep shooting, including using live view and continuous high speed shooting. Yesterday I got 50 shots out of a part used set of Duracell Ultra M3s and I only stopped because of lack of time.

Olympus Europe say that depending on the battery, 30-100 shots can be expected from a set of alkaline AAs, and this actually seems reasonable.

I'm still waiting for the special Panasonic batteries, but I'm now going to try a set of 'ordinary' alkalines (standard Duracells or own-bran alkalines).

So far the main points seem to be that the warning light comes on prematurely, but that it doesn't necessarily mean you can't take pictures any more. That's my experience of course and I know that some have had a much less useful experience, which does point to a particular hardware fault specific to them.

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