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:

T3 wrote:

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.

Good grief! The 300HS dimensions aren't magic! Of course the A1200 is not the SAME size as the 300HS. The 300HS is the 300HS -- this isn't. Yet the A1200 is very slim and slips easily into a slim pair of jeans. So do other cameras that aren't the 300HS. Is your point compact size or something else?

No, the point is compact size. Those size differences make a big difference when shoppers compare cameras at the local Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Costco, etc.

And given that these cameras are so compact, there really isn't much need for a molded grip. A bit of texture, or a minimalist finger ridge like on the S100 is all you really need,

Reading the forums, you'll find that lots of people are looking to buy grips for their compact cameras -- they need them. It helps a lot when you have large hands. Probably not necessary for one-handed happy snapping though.

LOLOL! TOO funny. You show an interchangeble-lens, not-slim, practically non-pocketable camera that is much larger than a 300HS or S100 as evidence that people want or need grips on their slim, compact P&S cameras!?! Furthermore, that grip option is an option that most Nikon 1 customers wont be exercising anyways. And Nikon market research, experience, and expertise probably led them to that conclusion as well, resulting in the gripless or minimal-grip designs of their J1 and V1 bodies.

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