While on vacation last month in Fl, my camera got some water droplets in its zoom lens(built in zoom-Nikon 8700) during a 9 mile kayaking trip, because the ziplock bag malfunctioned, so use of my camera ended on day 2. Then, after 5 days, my Mom flew down to start her 1 month long vacation(must be nice!), and brought her point and shoot digital camera along. She takes more pictures than I do, and wants pictures of me taken just about every where we go! Its annoying..........
But anyway, I had to start using her camera to take some of the pictures I wanted to take, since mine was down, and then have her email those pics to me later. Her camera runs on 2-AA batteries, and she brought standard alkalines with her. I noticed that the batteries were going dead somewhat frequently, seemingly once per every day if we took a fair amount of pics, but we werent taking that many though, and there were 2 times where there was a great sunset, and I go to take a picture of it, but the batteries are dead! That happened at this upscale tiki bar type restaurant we ate at one night too.
So when I got back from Fl, I decided to buy her a 4 pack of Sanyo 2000mah Eneloops with charger. She just got back from the '2nd' part of her vacation at the Outer Banks of NC, where she was renting a house near the beach in a nice community called "Duck", which is close to Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. So I gave them to her a few days ago.
When I had read about these and disposable lithium batteries, it was said that lithiums will last up to 8 times as long as standard alkalines in digital cameras, and that NiMh will also last longer. In other words, you can snap more pictures before the you need to change batteries vs alkalines.
So, I have a bit of a hard time believing that Energizer Ultimate litium disposables will last 8 times longer, and allow you camera to take 8 times more pictures before they go bad, vs alkalines, which is the claim Energizer makes. Is that really true and accurate?
How much longer will the Sanyo 2000mah Eneloops last in a small point-shoot camera vs standard alkalines, if at all?