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15th of July 2002 (Mon), 13:08
I'm a relatively new S40 owner- one of the frustrations is that I never know when the battery is going to die until well, the "out of juice" icon flashes and a little bit later, my camera dies. I do have another battery, fortunately, but is there a way for me to check the battery life before it dies?
On a related note, is there a way to turn off the LCD so I can save my battery when I'm taking photos outside and can't use it anyway?
THANKS SO MUCH!
15th of July 2002 (Mon), 13:20
The only cameras that give you constant power updates (that I know of) are Sony cameras with InfoLithium batteries. These cameras tell you how much power is left right to the minute. Canons don't have that ability, so you've got to go on gut feeling. It gets easier to predict over time.
I assume you're asking how to power up the camera with the LCD off. If you turn off the LCD, then turn off the camera, it will remember that setting when you power it up next time.
15th of July 2002 (Mon), 13:30
I am a S40 owner. I have the same problem and am using a spare battery too.
You can turn off the LCD display at any time by pressing the display button until it switches off (Manual Page 30).
You don't need to turn the LCD on and off, in order to review your last shot. Enable the REVIEW function (2 or 12 seconds) in the menu. After you shoot, the LCD will turn on automatically and display the last shot from the buffer. Immediately press the SET button (Manual Page 46) to stay in review mode. You can perform any review function except access previous shots.
When you have finished, just half press the shutter. The camera turn soff the LCD and returns to shoot mode.
19th of July 2002 (Fri), 13:13
Try buying the bigger capacity NB2-L battery from BatteryBarn.com that way you can use it first and then switch to the lower capacity one afterwards..
It is 700mah. That is 40% more juice than the standard 570mah battery. The cost is $40.95 incl shipping.
When you have a camera worth around $600 the last thing you need is to be unable to take photos because you skimped on a backup battery.
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