Best NiMH batteries ?


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Can anyone recommend a good brand and place to buy the high capacity NiMH AA batteries ?

I have tried GP 1600mAh but it performs very much poorer than the MemPro 1700mAh. The worse I tried was Quest 1600mAh which really flats out incredibly fast. Since I use the D7, I need really good batteries and performance of similarly rated batteries varys a lot depending on manufacturer.

Is the GP 1800mAh really as good as it is rated ? Does anyone has experience with Sony batteries ? And where to buy your recommendation at a good price, since I have seen great variance in prices even in the same area.

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I've used quite a number of 1600mAH batteries over the past year....

Here's my ranking of them based on the battery life:

1. Olympus 1600mAH that comes with the Olympus Charger
2. Sony 1600mAH (you could get 4 in a case type for $20 or less)
3. Sanyo 1600mAH (actually almost as good as the Sony ones but the cheaper, $3.50 a piece)
3. Mitsubishi 1600mAH (they last significantly shorter than those above. ~$11 for 4 pieces)
4. GP 1600mAH (perform worst of the lot)

The batteries have all gone through many recharge cycles and are properly conditioned. The charger used also charged them up to full capacities.
 

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Get the Ray-o-Vac.... highly reccomended by websites such as DP review... not exactly cheap tho...

I personally uses GP... 2sets of 1600 and 2 sets of 1800... another set of 1300 for my flash... Hee Hee.....
 

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that wld be the maha batteries i guess. muz get from internet tho....... else, i recommend sanyo 1700! Dun know abt the rest cos never try b4.
 

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Anyone tried the new Energizer 1600mAh NiMH batts yet? Are they available at Mustafa?
 

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I have the same experience & sentiments as you.

Originally posted by ckiang
My experience is that the GP ones are apparently no good. And they leak. :(

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Hi,
anyone using Sanyo 1700mAh?
How's their performance?
I don't have other brand to compare...
I got from AP for $3.50 a piece.
I remenber someone got at $3 per piece.
 

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Originally posted by savvy
I have the same experience & sentiments as you.

That leak cost me $260 in repair bills for my flash. I still can't get over it. :(

And interestingly, my Sanyo 1500 and 1600mAH batteries seem to last longer than my GP 1800 ones....

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i'm using the sanyo 1700mAh. Seems to last more than 100 shots easily. incl occasional flash and i use alot of the lcd. Havent compare with the sony 1700 cos my sony only got 2..... Also got for 3.50 per piece.
 

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I think the Sanyo ones seems to last longer compared the the other Sony that I have.
 

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kodos

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Excuse the newbie question... all these rechargable batteries u're talking about.. is this just for cameras that don't come with their own battery & charger?
 

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Is the lasting of GP, Sony, Sanyo...etc. got anything to do with the charger use? When you guys make comparison, are you charging them all with the same intelligent charger? I heard (not sure if it is true) GP Power Bank II doesn't charge till very full even after 16 hours compare to intelligent charger...

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Sanyo NiMH batteries. I've said this many times, if you've any amount of experience in serious electrical RC vehicle sport, you'll find that Sanyo is a big name in that area. And if you think your camera or flash needs power, you should see the vehicles..
 

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Which GP batteries were those?

Originally posted by ckiang


That leak cost me $260 in repair bills for my flash. I still can't get over it. :(

And interestingly, my Sanyo 1500 and 1600mAH batteries seem to last longer than my GP 1800 ones....

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Originally posted by Prime
Hi,
anyone using Sanyo 1700mAh?
How's their performance?
I don't have other brand to compare...
I got from AP for $3.50 a piece.
I remenber someone got at $3 per piece.
Where to buy at S$3 per piece? Now, since so many praising Sanyo...I think I should get some of it too. Btw, what charger should I go with it? Price please...
 

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