AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Standardized rechargeable Li-Ion AA?

Darrell Spreen wrote:

Granted, some cameras are very very slim these days and the battery form factor helps.

But then there's also the Canon A1200, which is very small -- about the same as the 300HS, but it actually has a nice grip for your hand -- you don't have to add some third-party grip as an aftermarket item!

Not everyone likes that bulge in the body that comes with AA batteries. And at 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches, the A1200 is noticeably larger and thicker than a 300HS, which measures only 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 inches. In fact, it's about a quarter inch taller, quarter inch longer, and almost half an inch thicker than the 300HS! So it's really not the same size as a 300HS. Not good if you want a slim camera that slips easily into a slim pair of jeans. And given that these cameras are so compact, there really isn't much need for a molded grip. After all, it's not like you've got a big lens hanging off the front. A bit of texture, or a minimalist finger ridge like on the S100 is all you really need, not some prominent bulge or "some third-party grip as an aftermarket item" like you seem to imply is needed. So as you can see, that's one of the downsides of using AA batteries. It ultimately means you end up with a larger, thicker camera.

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