AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: AA batteries no longer the trend?

tak44 wrote:

Li-Ion batteries, as mentioned elsewhere on dpreview, only last 3-4 years at best. Most are proprietory designs and many are chipped, so once the camera's manufacturer has lost interest in the product and ceases to produce the specific battery required, the camera is well on its way to becoming useless junk, no matter how well designed or built it otherwise is.

This type of built-in obsolescece does not affect AA-powered products.

That's not quite true, because third-parties such as Energizer, Hahnel etc continue to produce long-obsolete Li-ion batteries. By the time they stop making a battery it is likely the camera will be so old that even if it still actually works, few would still be interested in using it.

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