Batteries for Cold Weather?


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matoriv

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going to michigan to study
and planning to bring me a70 and rechargeable batteries (sanyo ones)
but my senior told me to get NiCd batteries cuz e normal batteries wont work in e the colder periods of e season...

is dat true?
 

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matoriv said:
going to michigan to study
and planning to bring me a70 and rechargeable batteries (sanyo ones)
but my senior told me to get NiCd batteries cuz e normal batteries wont work in e the colder periods of e season...

is dat true?
Nope, not true. I have had no problems with NiMH for extended periods down in -15 to -20 deg C. No problems even at -34. Though it really saps the life out of it fast. But nothing too serious, for a A70 cam you still can easily pump 100 shots from it with LCD usage. NiMH is so much cheaper than NiCd, a 2100 sanyo costs only $3. Just buy 3 sets.
 

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thanks!
hmmm..based on e article
it says normal NiMH can also work but not as good as lithium..
didnt state how cold e NiMH can work..

but e other tips are useful man
 

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Nope, not true. I have had no problems with NiMH for extended periods down in -15 to -20 deg C. Though it really saps the life out of it fast. But nothing too serious, for a A70 cam you still can easily pump 100 shots from it with LCD usage. NiMH is so much cheaper than NiCd, a 2100 sanyo costs only $3. Just buy 3 sets.
ok thanks for e info!
 

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ok thanks for e info!
No problem.

I think you will be more concerned about how to take pics with a small digicam in gloves than battery life. :) Presuming that you it's your first trip to a winter country lar....
 

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yup yup
my 1st time taking pics in a winter area..

but thinking of upgrading to s1 is when i get there
 

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