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Camera batteries

Sansthing

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Camino(s) past & future
French Camino (2009), French Camino (2011), Via de la Plata (2012), Camino Inglês (2014),
I´m wondering if any camera experts can help me. I have a Sony digital camera, and I have been round their website in circles trying to find out if I can use ordinary duracell alkaline AA batteries instead of Sony´s rechargeable AA ones while on the Camino, but I haven´t managed to find an answer :( . I am thinking of saving the weight of carrying a charger and two sets of batteries, and also a plug adapter, but obviously do not want to risk losing all my photos or damaging my camera. Any tips or advice would be most welcome.
Sandra
 

KiwiNomad06

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
If your camera takes AA batteries, it is likely you can use any AA batteries. I have a Sony digital camera, but it uses a special-sized Sony lithium battery that you recharge. I didn't want to take a charger etc, and decided to buy a cheap Canon digital camera that took AA batteries. Then I followed some advice of sil's and carried lithium AA batteries, which last an incredibly long time, for more than 600 shots easily! I was able to buy a replacement pair in Spain (but not in France where they are forbidden, perhaps for environmental reasons that I never quite sussed out.)
Margaret
 

sillydoll

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Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Sandra, the Lithium batteries (non-rechargeable) cost a little more than the normal AA batteries but will last your whole camino. I carried 4 with me and was able to take 600 photographs on high resolution.
Give them a try - you won't regret it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2008, half Via del Plata 2011, Camino Fisterra 2011, Camino Aragones 2013.
Thumbs up for Lithium AA for a digital camera. One pair lasted the whole Camino and more
 

Sansthing

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Camino(s) past & future
French Camino (2009), French Camino (2011), Via de la Plata (2012), Camino Inglês (2014),
Many thanks for your help, is there any special brand which you'd recommend :?:
 

vinotinto

Active Member
Sansthing said:
Many thanks for your help, is there any special brand which you'd recommend :?:

I used the Energizer Lithiums for my Canon camera. I brought an 8-pack with me. After 30 days of use, I changed them even though they were still working fine. I gave 2 away to another pilgrim whose batteries died, and never used the last 2. :arrow:
 

notion900

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Can i remind everyone to recycle batteries on the camino to save the precious environment and resources: this is very easy in spain. Any shop selling batteries and any camera or photo printing shop will have a container marked PILAS which is spanish for Batteries. Also a lot of the village recycling areas have a little slot in one of the big bottle banks marked PILAS. Buen Camino :D
 

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