When my wife has retired later this year we intend to hit the road big time. We are aiming to travel light (single hand luggage bag) so I want a compact rather than my DSLR. I also insist on AA batteries as cannot guarantee access to recharge options. Having trouble finding almost anything that isn't rechargeable batteries. Is there anything decent? Or will I have to buy an older second hand model?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Voting to close as opinion based - "anything decent" isn't so personal to you that we can't give a useful answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 9:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Long ago in a galaxy far, far away... \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 10:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ My opinion is that you will actually make your life much easier by not wrestling against the trend of rechargeable batteries. If you wind up somewhere with a dead battery, so be it. Consider bringing an additional rechargeable battery. I'd love to know where you plan on going where they sell AA batteries but don't have electrical outlets ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 11:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Get a power inverter for your car. amazon.com/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 14:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also relevant: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/50178/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/42727/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 16:26

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Yes, there are still many compact cameras that use AA batteries.

Here is a camera search link that allows you to search only cameras with AA batteries: DP Review Camera Search (under "Physical" you can select AA batteries)

All these cameras use AA batteries

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