Powershot S3 battery drains too fast + wrong metering

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Powershot S3 battery drains too fast + wrong metering
Sep 1, 2010

Does anyone have the same problem? When the camera used outdoor in hot weather, even a new set of batteries completely gone after a few shots.

I don't know whether it's the characteristic of such battery (I use Sanyo Eneloop), or the fault of the camera.

What I recognised as the fault of the camera is that sometimes in such hot weather it gave me a wrong exposure metering, saying EV 0 while actually shooting in EV -1, even in manual mode.

The last time I tried, shooting RAW (I used CHDK firmware), it took me only around 28 shots to get 90% charge to 50%.

Yeah it's an old camera, I know... But I have to try to find the solution for it as a repay, since it has done a lot for me

Thx, anyone...

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