The Ideal Battery Type for the Digital Camera

Batteries have been able to hold their own as a truly reliable inventionthat helps us to provide power to our electronic devices. Whether it’s a power outage inside your home or simply if you are somewhere outside, they provide us with the opportunityto operate all our portable gadgets in an easy, efficient way. It is important to keep extra batteries in your home, as you never know when you might need them to be used in your devices, when electricity is not available. The ‘Digital Camera’ is a very popular one among these devices, and a wide range of battery types, sizes and capacities can be used to power it, as stated below.


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Alkaline Disposable Battery

This battery is known so, because of the potassium hydroxide made, alkaline electrolyte that can be found withinthe battery. This is the more common, traditional battery that we are familiar with and comes in sizes such as AA and AAA.


Alkaline Rechargeable Battery

The rechargeable alkaline battery, can keep its charge for a couple of years as opposed to its non-rechargeable counterpart. Its varieties includetypes such as AA, AAA, 9-volt, C and D.


Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Battery

When you don’t use this type of rechargeable battery,it has the ability to keep its charge intact so it can be used for a long lasting period of time. However its lifespan is short and prior to rechargingneeds to be discharged fully.


Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery

The NiMH differs from the NiCd mainly because it tends to lose its charge when it is not being used. If it was not used for a while, it is recommended to recharge it before using it again. Popular rechargeable brands like energizer batteries, can provide you a battery with longer lifespan, for a very reasonable price.


Lithium Battery

This is also a rechargeable battery type that is known to work well even in cold weather. But you must make sure that your digital camera is compatible with this battery, before you go ahead and buy it. It also has a longer lifespan than alkaline AAs but can bemore costly than them.

Even though there are several types of batteries that can be used in a digital camera as stated above, you should ultimately clarify the compatibility of those batteries with your camera in order to buy the right one. The instruction manual of the camera will also help you regarding this matter. Currently, leading brands like Duracell, Kodak, Energizer, Rayovac, Sanyo, Panasonic, etc. offer good quality alkaline and rechargeable batteries on the market that can be used in your camera. Although, when using these batteries, you have to make sure that you keep them in a dry, cool place after removing them from the camera (when not in use). The right storing method will result in these batteries to provide a consistent power for yourcamera and will allow you to capture your life moments like a pro, for a long, long time.

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