AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
Erick L Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
Re: No to AA's

T3 wrote:

Sorry, pal, but the market has spoken. Small electronic devices (mp3 players, cameras, cell phones, tablets, etc.) all tend to sell better when they have compact proprietary batteries. No one is screaming for cell phones or mp3 players that use AA batteries. And quite frankly, fewer people prefer to buy cameras that use AA batteries, too, even though they sit on store shelves right next to the ones that use proprietary batteries.

Yeah right, the "market". It's not like consumers even had much choice. Of course, this has nothing to do with manufacturers being able to sell more expensive accessories (a D5100 batt here is around 100$, no kidding) or detect 3rd party batteries.

BTW, there are AA-size Li-ion batteries on the market so there's no reason why manufacturers couldn't use standard size batteries. One 7$ 3.6v 18500 Li-ion battery is no bigger than the 28$ panasonic battery in my P&S. The charger isn't any bigger either and it can charge two batteries.

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