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How long should a lithium battery last?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by finwood, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. finwood

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    I bought an Olympus c-770 Ultra Zoom in December, 2004. It uses a rechargeable li-ion battery. I bought another one for backup. Lately, both batteries seem to need recharging after no more that 10 pictures. I rarely use the lcd, but I do use the zoom quite a bit. Is it time to buy some new batteries? What is the expected life for one of these batteries?
     
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    I don't know that much about batteries but I know that 10 pictures is way to low.

    I have a Z710 too and I use lithium batteries too but finwoods camera accepts only Power Supply Li-10B Li-ion rechargeable batteries, which I think are proprietary.
     
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    These are little rectangular batteries (I/4"x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4) They lasted alot longer when they were newer. I was just wondering if two years was normally the batteries life expectancy. The first one came with the camera, but I bought the second one after market for about $20, if I remember correctly.
     
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    But they may still have Lithium Photo Batteries in the right shape.
    I know on my camera the battery that came with it was like the Energizer AA Lithium Photo Batteries where it is all like one battery. But I can put in rechargerables, AA where you put two of them in. But no way am I using anything else but the Energizer AA Lithium Photo Batteries after seeing how great they are and how many pictures I took and how long it lasted.

    Is this the camera?
    Olympus Camedia C-770 Zoom
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C770/C77A.HTM

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C770/C77A12.HTM

    Battery Life: Somewhat limited battery life, plan on buying a second battery. With a worst-case run time of only 79 minutes, the C-770's battery life is well on the short side of average. - And, because it's an EVF-based camera, you can't save very much power by turning off the rear-panel LCD. I always recommend purchasing a second battery, but with the C-770, would call it almost a necessity.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C770/C77DAT.HTM

    Power
    Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-10B
    Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
    Batteries Included: Proprietary LI-10B Lithium Ion rechargeable
    Battery Charger Included: Yes

    Nothing worse then Proprietary and a not so good Proprietary battery is even worse.
     
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