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The battery charger that comes with your camera indicates when the battery is fully charged. After this point is reached, it will stop charging the battery, so leaving the battery in the charger any longer than this will have no effect. My recommendation is to simply charge the battery until the charger indicates that it is fully charged before using it for ...


In general I'd recommend charging the battery fully before 'playing'. However this probably isn't necessary with modern lithium ion batteries, which don't suffer from memory effects. The idea of battery memory and long first charges is a hangover from the day's of NiCd batteries. When in doubt though read the manual.


The number quoted is usually the one achieved according the the CIPA standard. This is a procedure where the camera takes a few shots, is power cycled between every group of shots and flash is used 50% of the time. As you speculate, not all actions drain the camera equally. Based on experience of using hundreds of digital cameras of various brands, the main ...


LCD screen and any wireless features like Bluetooth, WiFi or GPS would be the heaviest drain. This would be followed by flash/focus-assist then auto-focus, image stabilization would probably be next. Just being on (or even off and providing enough power for the display counts) would be a minor drain. Keeping the camera on between shots won't do too much. ...


CR123 is a Lithium battery with a nominal value of 3.7 volts. If you were to measure the voltage it would be between 3 and 4. Being a battery the voltage will change as the battery is used. (It can even change based on temperature, age and many other factors.) There are tons of different names and numbers for the same battery… DL123a, CR123, EL123, K123 ...


You actually have all the information you need. CR123A is what you need to buy. They happen to be 3V, and up to 1500mAh, lithium chemistry but not rechargeable. You should be able to find them in a camera shop, a chemist, or even a large supermarket, but it's easy and cheap to order them online. There is a rechargeable in the same shape, with a slightly ...


Sorry, not an expert, just my two cents: 1) Warm/burning/overheating: this is a feeling, not something real. If you touch something and it feels warm, it's just well below your body temperature; if it feels like burning but you can keep touching it, it's at about the same temperature of your body. NiMH pessimistic limit is 60 °C, Li-ion limit is 40 °C In ...


My practical aproach. Try to get a white camera bag instead of a black one. Or put a white cover, like a raincoat on your bag. Put your bateries (on the plastic casing) inside a methalic mylar bag. This material is used to reflect thermal energy, in spaceships it reflects the sunlight keeping the equipment ...

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