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3rd of February 2002 (Sun), 05:24
Can the current users of the S30/40 pls share their comments on the battery life of this DC. I want to get it but am worried that the battery life may be limiting.
This may be a stupid question but is there any other way to power this camera at all using standard batteries.
12th of February 2002 (Tue), 00:45
I have a S30 and just bought a second battery. Both batteries last approximatley 100 pictures when using raw mode, LCD screen turned on and quite a bit a zooming. I usually turn the camera on, take 5 or 6 pictures and turn it off again. In raw mode the battery last long enough to fill a 256MB memory card.
I don't think you can use standard batteries.
7th of March 2002 (Thu), 22:55
I have thus far used my S30 with the LCD on and a lot of zooming in and out and I've found that I generally want to change the batteries between 75 and 100 pictures.
I, too, bought a second battery. I figure it will be a good thing when I'm out on vacation taking lots of pictures and don't have a place to charge the battery.
Sure do wish the folks at Canon would have been able to add a jack for an external power supply. That, and in-camera battery charging would have been nice.
2nd of April 2002 (Tue), 00:31
I have s30 also, for the size of batt, it's pretty good, I can fill a 128 with jpegs with ease.
26th of May 2002 (Sun), 02:25
From personal experience, I highly recommend buying the extremely expensive ($60+) backup battery. My first battery usually runs out after 50 pictures or so. I missed some good scenery on my first vacation with this camera because I didn't know about the poor battery life.
Nonetheless, I'm very happy with the camera thus far. I have taken about 2000 pictures since I bought it about a month ago and some of them can easily become postcards. The ability to see the picture instantly and take another shot has a convert from the SLR world to digital.
19th of June 2002 (Wed), 09:00
i absolutly love my s30 and the only real knock i had with it was the battery life. which wasn't terrible, but not great. fixed the problem by purchasing a second battery.
20th of June 2002 (Thu), 12:56
In retrospect, I wish that Canon had used the BP-511 battery pack from the G2, which is 7.2V and 1100mAh. It isn't much bigger, but has nearly double the capacity (the NB-2L is 7.4V/570mAh). The camera would have been a bit bigger, but the battery life would have been amazing!
I wonder what caused this decision...
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