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Subject: [Leica] $99 Samsung
From: dlr at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Thu Jun 7 22:47:31 2007
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That sounds odd.

We have an S800 (Samsung) lying around the house as a pick-up 
snap-shooter and yes, the alkalines don't last long, but the rechargable 
batteries last a lot longer than just 3 times longer.

Battery life hasn't been an issue. I don't know if it gets good mileage 
or bad ... it just doesn't draw attention to itself ... if you use 

You can't get much use out of Duracell AA's (Alkalines) with anything 


Ric Carter wrote:
> Phil Swango wrote a few weeks ago about a $99 Samsung 6 megapixel camera 
> he picked up.
> What was the model, Phil?
> I just got a S630 ($99 at Circuit City) for my youngest. It killed a 
> pair of Duracell AAs in less than 10 frames. A cheaper pair of AAs 
> wouldn't even boot the camera. Called support and they said that 10 to 
> 15 frames was normal for Alkaline AA., but they could sell me NiMH 
> rechargables that would get maybe 3 times that life. That tells me that 
> this is NOT the camera I want.
> Suggestions for a decent $100 digital for a kid who takes snapshots of 
> friends?
> Thanks
> Ric
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