Digital Camera Two Questions

  blackbob 11:14 30 Dec 03

Got a Traveler DC 5300 from the local "Aldis" for Xmas,with 128mb SD card And Lithium Ion battery.
Q1 Is the battery prone to battery memory?
when should I re-charge
Q2 Card info shows 122mb where is the other 6mb?

  Diemmess 11:20 30 Dec 03

-far as I know Lithium Ion batteries do not suffer memory problems. Y

Yours should last ages without recharge, but you should carry a backup set and stay with the battery until the camera tell you it's time. Thats when to swop for the backup set.

  Diemmess 11:24 30 Dec 03

Q2........ I don't know, but maybe one of these arithmetical things "1024Kb = 1Mb"........In 5 years the standard 4Mb memory card is now reaching 125MB, that has to be riches indeed.

  blackbob 11:43 30 Dec 03

Thanks Diemmess
went into "my computer" removable disk it shows as 128,352,256 bytes 122mb
I think your right arithmetical

  adviseclive 11:50 30 Dec 03

Also some memory is used up when disc is formatted

  josie mayhem 13:26 30 Dec 03

If you find yourself caught short and have used all recharable batteries up, and have to use standard camera batteries, when the camera tells you that you haven't enough power left to run the camera. Don't throw them away, as they still have plenty of power left in them, use them in something esle.

On holiday this happened to me, and the so called dud batteries went on and powered my sons gameboy for hours, I do this with my recharge batteries as well, so I avoid the memory problen if there is one!

  Jester2K 13:31 30 Dec 03

£20 will get you a Uniross Charger and 4 AA Ni-Mh batteries. get the HI-Drain or Photo ones with mAh of 1700 or above.

No battery memory.

Last ages (200+ flash photos on my Fuji S304)

  blackbob 13:58 30 Dec 03

Thanks for to all who responded
The battery pack is approx. 2"x1.25"x0.25" so I Can,t use AA's

  Jester2K 14:14 30 Dec 03

Sorry, i misunderstood about the Li-Ion.

  Stuartli 16:09 30 Dec 03

Although data storage capacity is generally expressed in binary code, many hard drive manufacturers (and some newer BIOSs) use a decimal system to express capacity:

Old Standard
1 bit (b)
1 byte (B) = 8 bits
1 Kilobyte (K / KB) = 10^3 bytes = 1,000 bytes
1 Megabyte (M / MB) = 10^6 bytes = 1,000,000 bytes
1 Gigabyte (G / GB) = 10^9 bytes = 1,000,000,000 bytes
1 Terabyte (T / TB) = 10^12 bytes = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

Note: A third definition of a megabyte is that used in formatting floppy disks: One megabyte = 1,024,000 bytes.

A somewhat dubious marketing con that manufacturers have been allowed to get away with for far too long.

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