[Cdt-l] digital cameras and lithium batteries

Adam Bliss Abliss at vt.edu
Thu Mar 5 16:03:39 CST 2009

I carried a Canon digital elph on both of my thru hikes and it had a 
lithium. In the begining i carried a spare battery for it but soon ealized i 
didnt need it. the battery my camera used was great. Through the high 
sierras i shot well over a hundred photos over 12 days and mine didnt go 
dead. There are also ways of decreasing the amount of power your camera uses 
ie. turn the brightness of the LCD screen down, dont use the screen to shoot 
your pic, use the viewfinder if your camera has one. your best bet would 
probably be to try it out. The battery charger that came with my camera was 
so small and light i carried it in my pack, instead of bouncing it. i cant 
speak for all camera batteries but i have had good luck with lithiums.
aka Saltlick
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melanie Simmerman" <jennylind50 at yahoo.com>
To: "CDT Emaillist" <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 4:46 PM
Subject: [Cdt-l] digital cameras and lithium batteries

> For the first time ever, I have a new digital camera. I am trying to 
> figure this new amazing toy out (it's tiny, light, slim and RED- a Casio 
> EXLIM), but also am wondering how folks are dealing with re-charging 
> batteries on the trail. I was assuming that I'd put the charger in my 
> bounce box and re-charge in town. Then, a friend pointed out that the 
> battery doesn't last more than a day or so, depending how much you keep 
> the camera "on."
> So, what to do? Keep multiple batteries in the pack? They are small. What 
> do others do?
> I'm currently testing the camera to see how many days I can go shooting 
> about ten or so pictures per day before the battery runs down.
> Melanie
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