I bought a Canon IXUS 255 HS eight years ago. The picture quality is quite sufficient for my needs, but the problem is that the battery lasts a ridiculously short time.
Even if I charge it fully, I feel extremely stressed whenever I have it powered on to take photos. Especially if I'm recording video. Within half an hour, it's basically drained. If I'm lucky, it might last a couple of hours. It's hard to tell because I use it so little.
If I were to finally go on vacation somewhere, I would obviously bring my camera with me. But it would have to be charged constantly and I would (hopefully) not constantly be inside my cheap hotel room. I'd want it to last for many hours on a charge.
I know that the battery has probably become worse over the years, and that there are replacement batteries to buy. But aren't those just going to be the same kind?
Maybe nothing spectacular has happened in the last 8 years, but I'm wondering if there is perhaps some sort of much physically larger thing that fits into the battery slot but also extends way beyond it, to enable a full 24 hours of video recording and photo-taking, for example. Does such a thing exist for my camera? Does it exist for any camera?
It feels like I just bought this thing. I've barely used it. Perhaps the real issue is that I've barely lived... But I don't want to just throw it away and buy a new camera. And even if I do, all affordable ones will most likely have similarly bad batteries, no?