Shhhhh! (stuckonyou78) wrote in digicams,
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Troubles with batteries on Kodak EasyShare

Hi there, I was recently given a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS for Christmas. I admittedly know very little about photography and cameras in general. Before this, I had an "ancient" digital camera. Anyway, I've been playing with the Kodak, and I noticed it's battery life is incredibly short. The batteries I was using were not the lithium batteries, but the plain ol' Energizer AA's. I got a few shots (maybe 15?) and tried a few of the different features. The batteries then died.

I went online and realized that the EasyShare has poor ratings for battery life. But 15 shots?! I'll be taking a trip to Ireland very soon and I'm a little concerned that I'll be unable to take advantage of my camera because I'll be at the store buying AA's every ten minutes. What type of batteries do you suggest?

Also, are there certain settings that use less battery power than others? I think I'm going to use the viewfinder more often. But what about the manual setting? Will that use less power than "smart"mode?

PS- If this is not an acceptable post for this community, please let me know and I'll take it down ASAP.
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