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    I read from DP-Review that the Olympus SP-350 operates optimal with the CR-V3 Lith Ion battery.

    I do not think this battery is included with the camera and other users have been commenting that the camera is useless with normal AA batteries.

    My question here is where could I get such batteries (CR-V3) and at what cost?

    Further question here is shouldn't Olympus be supplying the battery having full knowledge that this camera works best with the specific battery??..

    Cheers...


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    Default Re: Olympus SP-350 Battery (CR-V3)

    The batteries CR-V3 is easily available... they even come in rechargeable form (RCR-V3) too. I have seen them on sale at many camera shops, and even in NTUC stores!

    You should be able to get the chargers easily too. I have 2 such chargers bought from camera shops.
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    I'm using Snayo 2700Amh AA batteries and they last pretty long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinsclee View Post
    The batteries CR-V3 is easily available... they even come in rechargeable form (RCR-V3) too. I have seen them on sale at many camera shops, and even in NTUC stores!

    You should be able to get the chargers easily too. I have 2 such chargers bought from camera shops.
    Thanks...will look them up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycsk View Post
    I'm using Snayo 2700Amh AA batteries and they last pretty long.
    thanks..
    will consider that too..

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    Default Re: Olympus SP-350 Battery (CR-V3)

    I use Sanyo 2700mAh batteries too. I learnt recently that Sanyo Eneloop batteries are even better... in that these do not self-discharge easily.
    Last edited by alvinsclee; 17th January 2007 at 09:40 AM.
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    Hi anybody know how to charge the CR-V3 included in the SP350 package? i dunno how to charge there are no direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiuszero1 View Post
    Hi anybody know how to charge the CR-V3 included in the SP350 package? i dunno how to charge there are no direction.
    You mean u are selling it as a package? or u are charging the battery?

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    Default Re: Olympus SP-350 Battery (CR-V3)

    The CR-V3 battery that comes with the camera is NOT rechargeable. It is a one-time use battery. You need to buy the rechargeable type RCR-V3 and a special charger for it.

    Easier to use AA form-factor rechargeable batteries and charger.
    Last edited by alvinsclee; 16th January 2007 at 11:06 AM.
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    Default Re: Olympus SP-350 Battery (CR-V3)

    By the way, please upgrade the firmware for Olympus SP-350 before using rechargeable batteries on it. This will eliminate false low-battery indication when using recharegeable batteries. IMPORTANT: During firmware upgrading process, ensure you are using brand new batteries on full charge, or use AC power... a sudden camera power out during the process may damage the firmware storage chip.

    Here is how to upgrade...
    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...ssoftware7.cfm

    The latest firmware version as at 20 Dec 2006 is version 1.4
    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...p350/index.cfm
    Last edited by alvinsclee; 16th January 2007 at 07:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinsclee View Post
    By the way, please upgrade the firmware for Olympus SP-350 before using rechargeable batteries on it. This will eliminate false low-battery indication when using recharegeable batteries. IMPORTANT: During firmware upgrading process, ensure you are using brand new batteries on full charge, or use AC power... a sudden camera power out during the process may damage the firmware storage chip.

    Here is how to upgrade...
    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...ssoftware7.cfm

    The latest firmware version as at 20 Dec 2006 is version 1.4
    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...p350/index.cfm
    Thanks for the head-up..will check on it when I get the camera..

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    Check these out... hope the cameras are still available and the seller who withdrew may change mind about it...

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=191468
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=248951
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    thanks alvin..

    one thread has expired and the other has been withdrawn..

    probably will get a new one....unless someone selling off theirs..

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    Default Re: Olympus SP-350 Battery (CR-V3)

    Been using the Eveready lithium ones... the blue-grey label. Last pretty long! Not tried rechargeables yet...

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    Hi Spazm, if u dun mind. I thinkin of sellin off mine cos i got 2 other cameras. So i didnt take more than 20 shots? lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alvinsclee View Post
    The batteries CR-V3 is easily available... they even come in rechargeable form (RCR-V3) too. I have seen them on sale at many camera shops, and even in NTUC stores!

    You should be able to get the chargers easily too. I have 2 such chargers bought from camera shops.
    Mind sharing how much u paid for the RCR-V3 and charger? Any particular brand/model to look for?

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    I an using a UNIROSS RCR-V3 battery. It cost around RM 140 (aprx SGD 60). Would last for around 300 shots..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazm View Post
    I an using a UNIROSS RCR-V3 battery. It cost around RM 140 (aprx SGD 60). Would last for around 300 shots..
    thanks! how about the charger?

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    The charger and battery comes in a package..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazm View Post
    The charger and battery comes in a package..
    woah that's not very expensive then. can share where in malaysia you bought it from?

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