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    I have a Q.....

    Wonder If you do not use your DSLR for a few days or may be weeks....
    Do u remove the battery inside the DSLR or just leave it inside.???

    If remove the battery for may be weeks the setting of the DSLR example :
    like time or date and setting will reset?

    Or just leave the battery inside the DSLR will the battery affect the DSLR?

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    I left my battery out for a few days. The timing still intact. If for few days, I just leave it in. For "cold storage" for a few weeks, best to take them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    If remove the battery for may be weeks the setting of the DSLR example :
    like time or date and setting will reset?
    Your camera manual will help you.
    Usually all cameras have a second small non-rechargeable battery to keep data like time, date and settings. Otherwise a simple battery change would reset these data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    If remove the battery for may be weeks the setting of the DSLR example :
    like time or date and setting will reset?
    Many (most? all?) DSLRs have a lithium button cell to back up clock, calendar, and settings.

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    hi all, i'm also interested to know.. Is it better to remove the battery when not in use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammie View Post
    I left my battery out for a few days. The timing still intact. If for few days, I just leave it in. For "cold storage" for a few weeks, best to take them out.
    Sorry.. what u mean by "cold storage"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    Many (most? all?) DSLRs have a lithium button cell to back up clock, calendar, and settings.
    oh... But I read the manual they didnt mention abt the button cell battery....
    May be for 450D dont have it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    Sorry.. what u mean by "cold storage"???
    Means chunk it in the cabinet and left it to "freeze" or long term storage.
    My bad. I think I gave a bad analogy to storing meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammie View Post
    Means chunk it in the cabinet and left it to "freeze" or long term storage.
    My bad. I think I gave a bad analogy to storing meat.
    OIC... got it..... So meaning is still best to remove it and freeze it....

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    Best to remove and keep the camera is dry cabinet.

    **** we say 'freeze', later people go put in fridge ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    Many (most? all?) DSLRs have a lithium button cell to back up clock, calendar, and settings.
    New camera should not have such thing anymore, user setting should be stored in flash memory, and clock powered by some kind of "energy retention device" similar to that of rechargeable battery but will drain off in days or weeks, depends on it's capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaobsession View Post
    Best to remove and keep the camera is dry cabinet.

    **** we say 'freeze', later people go put in fridge ****
    That is what I tot.. in the 1st place... but now I understand what that mean now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by splim View Post
    New camera should not have such thing anymore
    In an extensive study on cameras (sample size: 2) bought over the last 6 months, 100% of cameras were found to have a lithium battery ...

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    All batteries should be taken out of their devices when not in use for a long time (weeks-months), esp hp batts too.

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    I leave the batteries in...

    Just check it every few days to check the battery level. I personally prefer to shoot with a full batt, so I will swap the battery when it's below 65%.
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    450D uses flash memory to store the date/time info. So, the info might get reset if the camera battery becomes exhausted during a long storage.

    Please refer to you manual (P. 29) Setting the Date and Time.

    For other camera that use button battery to store date and time, this battery will need to be taken out if you plan to store the camera for a very very long time (ex. years) as the spent battery might leaks and damage the camera.

    EDIT: for 450D owners, you might want to take a look at this instructional video from Canon Canada. It will help you to get to know your new camera better.

    http://events.startcast.com/events/85/B0007/
    Last edited by CS TAN; 30th May 2008 at 07:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    450D uses flash memory to store the date/time info. So, the info might get reset if the camera battery becomes exhausted during a long storage.

    Please refer to you manual (P. 29) Setting the Date and Time.

    For other camera that use button battery to store date and time, this battery will need to be taken out if you plan to store the camera for a very very long time (ex. years) as the spent battery might leaks and damage the camera.

    EDIT: for 450D owners, you might want to take a look at this instructional video from Canon Canada. It will help you to get to know your new camera better.

    http://events.startcast.com/events/85/B0007/
    WOW... this video clip is really interesting...!!!
    Thanks..!!!

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