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Can I charge a Canon SX 700 battery using a mobile powerbank?

I have a Canon sx700 hs camera. Its charger's output is 4.2V & 0.7A. Can I charge its NB-6LH battery (3.7V & 1060mAh) using a 5V/1A 10400mAh mobile powerbank? I thought to buy two such ...
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What solar battery charger is compatible with the Canon LP-E6 Li-ion battery

I am looking at possibly buying a solar charger for my LP-E6 Li-ion batteries that I use with my Canon DSLRs. I have never seen a solar recharger since there are no stores that sell them within a 5 ...
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Is it normal for the left pin on the Nikon SB-910’s 3-pin external power source terminal to be deeply recessed?

I’m examining the external power source terminal of my newly purchased Nikon SB-910 speedlight. (The terminal is for connecting an external battery pack. It is located on the front side of the ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Day long video on GoPro 4 Silver [migrated]

I was disappointed with the short duration of the standard battery in my GoPro. I would like to be able to shoot for a full day, without interruption. I researched external battery power banks, but ...
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external power source for canon s120 or software solution

I am an owner of an amateur point and shoot camera (a Canon S120) that has a 'Star' mode (time-lapse with a minimum interval between shots of 60s). It's a nice thing and I enjoy using it, but I have a ...
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Should I buy an original manufacturer battery, or is a generic brand OK?

I need another LP-E5 type battery for my Canon 450D. Should I buy an original Canon battery or one of the many generic brands available? There are loads of cheapos on eBay, for example. I should add ...
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Generic battery advice for Sony's NP-FW50 [duplicate]

I bought a new battery for my camera assuming that it would be enough to be compatible, in Sony terms "NP-FW50". Though I think the generic is better than the original: Generic: 7.4V, 1950mAh, ...
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Nikon D5100: should I avoid the firmware update if I want to use 3rd party batteries?

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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Is there a special term for cameras that use standard, replaceable batteries?

Either what I'm looking for doesn't exist, or it's called something different than what I'm currently searching for. I'd like to buy a camera for a friend of mine who spends a lot of time ...
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Does a flash work well with regular alkaline batteries?

In doing research prior to purchasing my first flash for my DSLR system I have come across a wealth of information, including this post that outlined many great points in selecting the best ...
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What can I expect for battery life from my Nikon D5100?

Recently I have purchased a Nikon d5100. In every shot I use live view (using the LCD), so basically live view is on when my camera is on. How many photos can I expect to snap in single full battery ...
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How are compact system (mirrorless) cameras typically charged?

I'm looking into buying what is described as a 'compact system camera' which is like a point and shoot, only a little larger. This will be my first experience with cameras of any variety, so I know ...
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How can I fix a “Cannot communicate with battery” error on Canon 7D?

If I see the "cannot communicate with battery" error message on a Canon 7D, is there any way to fix it without sending it back to Canon?
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How can I take an extended timelapse with my GoPro given the short battery life?

I have a GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to take a continuous timelapse for extended period of time (more than 4 hours) since the battery seems to deplete ...
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What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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Charging similar battery packs in a charger intended for only one of them appears to work; Are there non-obvious reasons for not doing this?

My new Olympus compact uses their LI-90B type battery, and didn't include a charger. I have a number of LI-50B batteries from previous cameras, as well as a couple of chargers for them. Aside from a ...
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External power for compact camera?

I would like to experiment with time lapses using compact cameras (like Coolpix S6300), as I don't want to put an extreme number of clicks on my DSLR for the moment. Are there any solutions for ...
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Why is my Metz 58 AF-1 flash showing low battery when fresh batteries are being used?

I have a Metz 58 AF-1 flash. I got it new in 2010 and it has worked great. Over the last 6 months, the recycling time has gotten consistently worse and worse. Before this issue, I could usually shoot ...
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How to drain Nikon DSLR battery?

I am trying to drain the battery of a Nikon D7000. A general technique is to leave it on slideshow mode for several hours, but unfortunately the display turns off automatically after just a few ...
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What is the effect of repeated sensor cleaning on the battery?

I have configured my Canon EOS600D to auto shut-down after 3 minutes do a sensor cleaning when manually switching off Now I wonder what is prefereable behaviour (especially, battery-wise) when ...
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What does CHA mean on Nikon D-90?

I have a Nikon D90 camera body and today I started getting a CHA error on the display on the top of the body that shows f-stop and other settings. Looking around, I do not find a definition for ...
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Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?

I have a Sony DSC HX100V camera, but its charger is not working. Should I use a duplicate battery charger to charge it or not?
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Do I need to leave my Nikon camera on for three days to recharge the backup battery?

I have a Nikon D5100, which I bought in 2010. Whenever I turn on the camera, it says that the clock has been reset. I read in the manual that the backup battery needs to get recharged for three days ...
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Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
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Will longer interval during NightLapse mode on GoPro hero4 increase battery life?

I'm using 10 sec exposure on hero4 silver Usually with no interval The battery runs off after about 2.5 hours If I'll increase the interval time, will it give me longer shooting time?
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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Why is the battery on my Panasonic dmc tz8 draining in a few hours even though it's off?

The battery of my Panasonic dmc tz8 is empty after a few hours or 1 day without using the camera. It is off. I tried several new batteries no success. Does someone know what the possible problem is?
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Canon T5i (lp-e8) high capacity battery grip/battery bank?

I have two Canon lp-e8 batteries that I use for my T5i but they run out of battery pretty quickly (only 1,120 mAh each) and then I'm left with nothing. I have a 15,000 mAh battery bank that I use ...
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Can I charge the battery inside a Nikon D90 through the camera's USB port?

I have to take some pictures, and brought my camera along. But the battery is empty, and it turns I have neither a second battery nor a charger. I have a USB cable and access to a computer. If I ...
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Nikon D200 battery woes

We were given a D200 that is in otherwise spotless shape, but the battery won't stay connected. It will work perfectly at home, but as soon as you get into the field it stops. I can get it to work ...
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Camera stops by itself while shooting, or shows no battery, then ok again?

Here is what happen to me lately. I was shooting inside a home, doing some HDR photos with my Canon 7D (settings were : timer 2 sec + high speed shooting + ExpoComboAEB) so basically the camera ...
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Are third party battery grips good enough?

I have a Nikon D5200, problem is the body of the cam is very small to my hands. I want to purchase a battery grip, that i suppose will give me more space to grip properly.Nikon does not produce grips ...
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Is it okay to store a battery in its (unplugged) charger?

Following the unhappy end of my Nikon D3100, I have upgraded to a new D5200, as a result of which I now have an extra EN-EL14 Li-ion battery and MH-24 battery charger. It would be nice if I could save ...
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How to recharge camera battery in the wild [closed]

I was wondering if there is any decent power pack option, suited for travel photography, that I could use for recharging my camera batteries, especially when I'm in a location where there's no ...
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Why my Uniross Ni-Cd batteries are not getting charged?

I tried charging my Uniross 1000mAh NI-Cd batteries on my Energizer Battery Charger for 5 hours (as mentioned on the charger) but it is not getting charged. I also tried charging for various other ...
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Does the K1000 need a battery to trigger the flash?

The Pentax K1000 is a classic, all-manual film camera, and just about the only annoying flaw is that the meter doesn't turn off, depleting the battery over time. Even if you put the lens cap on, it's ...
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How long can Contax T2 work with a brand new CR123 battery?

New to Contax T2, I'm going to Europe for about 20 days and I'm wondering if I should bring extra batteries (CR123) with me. Any suggestions?
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Can I trick the Pentax K1000's meter to “turn off”?

The Pentax K1000 has a meter that is always on. The manual says the only way to keep the meter from draining the battery when not in use is to put a lens cap on it. However, the needle does not move ...
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Are batteries for the Canon XXXD Rebel series interchangeable?

A friend from online recently found out he has an extra battery for an 400D XTi that he can no longer use because he sold the camera. I have a 450D XSi and I was wondering if I could use this battery. ...
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Composite battery adapter

Two of my cameras, a Canon A-1 and an original EOS Elan use batteries which are composites of multiple batteries. While this is no problem on the A-1, seeing as it uses very little power and the ...
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Is there an extended-life battery for the Sony NEX-6?

I'm really enjoying my Sony NEX-6, especially the time-lapse application. However, I'm often finding that the camera's battery dies before I can create a long time-lapse (say, 4-5 hours). Is there a ...
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AC to DC Adapter for Digital Camera. How many Amps or mAh should I get?

I have this Kodak C663 Camera which has a DC Input, that can take power from an AC to DC Adapter. I'm thinking of getting an AC to DC Adapter since most of my photography is done indoors, and even ...
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Using a battery grip as a back up battery

Do you think that using a battery grip as a backup battery is a good idea? I just bought a used 50d and I need another source of power. Battery grips and normal batteries are similar in price (within ...
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Is it safe to store rechargeable lithium ion batteries and SD memory in a zip lock bag?

My camera uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an SD memory card. When I'm out shooting and at home, I normally keep an extra of each in a zip lock type of plastic storage bag (the card is ...
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

My beloved Nikon D40 has an issue where the battery drains ridiculously fast. New OEM batteries and changers don't help, so I think I need to replace the body. Since almost all non-DSLR cameras out ...
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Portable battery charger [closed]

I want to buy a portable mobile battery charger.But confused which one I should buy.Please suggest me a Portable mobile charger for my camera 'Canon eos kiss X7i' with LP-E8 battery. Sarah
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Why do cameras use proprietary batteries?

Looking at the battery for my Fuji x100s: $35 for an 1800 mAhr battery. Two AA (Eneloop, or any equivalent) rechargeable batteries would cost a total of about $5, have more capacity, wouldn't make the ...
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What to do when Canon PowerShot A470 shows fully charged batteries as empty?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot A470 for around 3 years. Lately afer switching the camera on, it turns off after a few seconds and a message shows up "replace batteries", even if they new and fully ...
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Is it necessary to fully drain Ni-MH batteries before recharging them?

Is it really necessary to fully drain the Ni-MH batteries before recharging them? As a rule, I always want my speedlite batteries to be fully charged. At the end of each day when I use my flashgun, I ...