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Monday, April 29, 2013

Ways to Make That Digital Camera Battery Last Longer

Digital cameras have plenty of features that it then becomes difficult for us to make its battery last longer. Today, I’m going to share with you the things you can do to improve the length of time that your batteries stay charged.

There are three biggest sources of power drain to your digital camera battery: the LCD screen, the flash, and the zoom. The LCD screen uses up the most power. So, turn this feature off unless you really feel the need to use it. You can use the camera’s viewfinder instead to conserve power. The flash is another big power drainer. Use natural lighting to take your photos and use only the camera flash when you absolutely need it. Now, constantly using your zoom will likewise drain your battery. Find a setting you like and stick with it as much as possible because it takes up more power when you zoom in and out than when you keep your zoom at a steady place.

Of course there are other things you can do to make your digital camera battery last longer.

- Switch power saving mode on or switch off your camera when you’re not using it.
- During cold weather, keep your camera and batteries warm inside your jacket since the cold drains batteries very quickly.
- Store batteries away from sunlight and other heat sources.
- Avoid unnecessary reviewing of taken images and wait until the pictures are downloaded to your computer.

If you follow these tips and use it as a precaution then perhaps you won’t need to buy more or recharge your battery as often as you should.