Medion 40820 Digital Camera

  HAPPYHIBEE 12:45 20 Mar 04
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I bought a MD 40820 Digital Camera the other week and it goes through batteries like nothing on earth. example= last night I put 2xduracell AAA in the only thing I did was delete about 10 photos then looked through the manual at the settings and went through each one individually on the camera, shut the camera down and opened it up 3 times, took 1 photo, left it overnight opened it this morning and it tells me the batteries are needing replacing. Surely this should not happen and the batteries should last a lot longer than that or am I missing something that should be done.

  Stuartli 12:53 20 Mar 04

You need to use NiMH rechargeable batteries of at least 1800MH capacity upwards.

You should be able to buy a "fast" charger (around two to two-and-a-half hours) with a set of four suitable batteries for around £12 to £15.

The very latest batteries are now up to 2300MH but they are not cheap - the price will fall as even better ones come out.

  Stuartli 12:54 20 Mar 04

Just noticed that you use AAA batteries - the same applies but, being smaller, they are unlikely to last as long as AAs.

  Totally-braindead 14:05 20 Mar 04

Try click here they do chargers and batteries very cheaply, as Stuartli said go for the biggest capacity you can. Having said that, although digital cameras go through batteries like water and you're camera is using AAA instead of the larger AA it still shouldn't use them that quick. Are you sure that the batteries were new? With my camera it takes 4 AA rechargables and lasts for about 50 shots. I just carry a spare set of batteries.

  Totally-braindead 14:40 20 Mar 04

Look at the 7dayshop webite and click on specials, they are doing a charger with 8 AA and 4 AAA for only £16.99 or of course you can buy them seperately.

  Stuartli 15:11 20 Mar 04

Re battery usage, my Minolta Dimage E203 takes two AA batteries (I use both 1600 and 1800MH NiMH rechargeables) and I can get at least 80-100 shots using medium (1.3MP) resolution, flash where needed and as necessary screen viewing.

But if I use AA akalines in an emergency, as you say, they are flattened in no time as you would expect...

  aviator2 16:24 20 Mar 04

i also bought medion 40820 used setting took 10 photos 2 with flash batteries dead .replaced batteries left for 15 hours switched off tried to use 2 photos dead .friend also bought one from same aldi same problem .rang medion hotline took 30 mins to talk to some one .he said it was faulty took it back new one same problem .i am now trying 750mah recharge aaa from maplin £12.50 for 12 cells highest mah for aaa i could find RESULTS 1 set of batteries on test 120 photos 90 with flash 30 without/ three 5 min vidios plus on/offs high resolution Reset internal memory 5 times over 3hours VERY SURPRISSED.Next 64mb card continous vidio new batteries keep you informed aviator2 PS photo prints very good i use hp1210 printer

  aviator2 19:18 20 Mar 04

update medion 40820 64mb card 15min video deleted memory 5 times total 75 video film also took 20 flash photos 1 set 750mah batteriers .next test sunday barton aerodrome over 8 hours will be using diferent settings and zoom keep you informed

  BRYNIT 22:33 20 Mar 04

Maplins click here you can get a charger 8 AA (2300mAh) & 4 AAA (800mAh) for £19.99

  Stuartli 09:02 21 Mar 04

..and there lies the reason for the short AAA batteries' useful life - approximately a third of the capacity of the AA type.

  aviator2 00:54 23 Mar 04

update md40620 -all day sunday took 63 photos all settings one set of 750mah batteries still with power Verdict camera £50 batteries £12.99 good photos good build good features i have talked to people who have paid £200+ with same problems or worse Negative points -medion helpline takes 20min+ to connect . tech help zero

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