My old Canon PowerShot is doing good enough pictures by good weather and good conditions, but otherwise the picture quality is disappointing, especially when I compare it to the pictures done by newer compacts.
I've read some tests and I've found something that would be good for me: Canon PowerShot SX280, but there's one problem: battery life.
According to the Chip test (warning: link in German) there should be possible to made from 130 to 470 photos with that camera and a single battery. But in the opinion in Amazon shop (German once again, I hope you'll forgive me) the battery was discharged after doing 60 shots and 3 minutes of movie :(
Such battery life is not acceptable for me, because I'd want to take a lot of pictures on the trip, when the access to electricity would be rare. I'd like to be able to do 500-1000 photos, I'm considering buying 1 spare battery and mobile charger (if applicable). When I limit resolution, switch off flash, display and GPS, would it be viable with that camera? Or I should look for something that is using much less energy?