AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
mrsfixit
mrsfixit Senior Member • Posts: 1,473
Re: Standardized rechargeable Li-Ion AA?

Sammy Yousef wrote:

T3 wrote:

dona2 wrote:

The SX40's "very expensive" battery is the NB-10L, which can be bought for under $20, measures a mere 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.5 inch, and weighs 1.3 oz (36.8 grams)

How much will it cost in 5 years? And why should he throw away the camera when he can no longer find that battery?

A bit OT, but- I am going through something similar with a cell phone battery.

I have a Motorola V325 which is at least 5 years old, and is 50X times better than all the cheaply made new garbage phones that Verizon wireless is foisting off on their customers.

I recently needed a new battery. I wound up with a used battery, as new ones are no longer available.

I wasn't happy about it, but at least I got a battery that gives me a few hours talk time as opposed to the 8 minutes I was getting from my worn out battery.

And when this battery dies- I'll be up the proverbial creek.

I hate proprietary batteries. I know they have to use them in cell phones, but they don't have to use them in cameras.

Candice in PA

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