AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
Sammy Yousef
Sammy Yousef Veteran Member • Posts: 4,655
Re: some people will never get it.

mrsfixit wrote:

Why can't they use rechargeable 9V batteries?

9V rechargables are expensive and not used often primarily because to get the high voltage you have to sacrifice mAh. Whereas a AA rechargable can be 2700mAh or more typically 9V is 200-300mAh with the higher mAh being expensive to say the least.

We really do need a "standard" Lithium battery. Not just the size, but also the chargers and the availability to purchase.

Meanwhile there is no reason cameras can't be designed to last on 2 or 4 AA batteries. If they could do it 8 years ago up to 2 years ago, they can do it now. Frankly I hate that "pocketable" cameras generally don't even sit well on a table (they topple because they're too thin).

I'm stockpiling AA cameras with P mode. Wish I could go back in time and make myself buy 2 or 3 more A590IS.

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