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Choosing The Right Battery For Your Digital Photographic Needs

The type of battery you use in your camera and the way you use it directly affects how long the battery will last. And of course, the way you use your camera can be quite different from the way your friends and family use theirs.

Use this table to select the correct battery for your KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Camera when the following conditions occur.

For a detailed list of approved batteries for all Kodak Digital Cameras go to:Choosing the Right Battery for Your Kodak Digital Camera.

NOTE: FOR ANY TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
If you use a Kodak Li-Ion rechargeable battery for your digital camera, use the Kodak Li-Ion Rapid Charger or the camera dock to keep batteries continually charged. Kodak recommends storing the camera on its dock when not in use.

If keeping the camera on the dock is inconvenient or impractical (i.e. Real Estate or Insurance environment), we recommend the purchase of a Kodak Li-Ion rapid charger and a spare Li-Ion rechargeable battery.




Type of Photography
(with some examples)

How often you use the camera

How many pictures you take each time

Locations where you take pictures

Recommended Battery Type

Comments & Tips
Commercial/Business
(Real Estate / Insurance)
Daily 50 or More On location at client sites, almost never at the office NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)

CRV-3 Lithium battery pack (non-rechargeable)
Store the camera on the Dock when not in use to keep the NiMH battery pack always charged.

If you plan to be away from the office for days at a time, the Travel Kit Charger is a compact way to recharge the battery pack when you don't have the dock with you.

The CRV-3 Lithium battery pack is a good spare battery to have on hand just in case. Their 10-year shelf life makes them an ideal back-up.
Graphics/Catalogs/Industrial(Website Imagery/Product Shots) Weekly/Monthly Projects 2 To 3 Dozen, Maybe More Depending On Project In the office, lab or studio, occasionally in the field NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)

CRV-3 Lithium battery pack (non-rechargeable)
Store the camera on the Dock when not in use to keep the NiMH battery pack always charged.

If you will be in the field for extended periods, the Travel Kit Charger is a compact way to recharge the battery pack when you don't have the dock with you.

Also, you may want to consider having one or two CRV-3 Lithium batteries as a back up in case you can't conveniently recharge the battery pack.
Photography as a Hobby(Perfect Pictures Everytime) Several Times Per Month, Especially When Travelling 2 Or 3 Dozen Pictures Or More. At home, outdoors, sporting events - anywhere the pictures are. NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)

CRV-3 Lithium battery pack (non-rechargeable)
Your choice here depends very much on how often you have access to your computer.

With the rechargeable NiMH battery pack, storing the camera on the dock when not in use is the best way to keep the pack fresh and ready to go.

If you're going to be away from your computer for some time, consider getting the Travel Kit Charger. It's a compact way to recharge the battery pack when you don't have the dock with you.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to have a spare CRV-3 Lithium pack with you, just in case you're out roughing it (No AC outlets in sight) Their 10-year shelf life makes them an ideal back-up.
Capture the Memories(Growing Families/Vacations) Every Birthday, All School Events - Probably About 4 Or 5 Times Almost Every Month 15 To 25 Pictures For Every Event Home, School, Relatives and Friends houses and on vacations. NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)

CRV-3 Lithium battery pack (non-rechargeable)
When you're around home, or returning home daily, with the rechargeable NiMH battery pack, storing the camera on the dock when not in use is the best way to keep the pack fresh and ready to go.

When you're away from home or on vacation, consider getting the Travel Kit Charger. It's a compact way to recharge the battery pack when you don't have the dock with you.
Family Events(Birthdays/Holidays/Weddings) 8 To 10 Times Per Year, Maybe More 10 To 15 Or So Home, Church, Relatives CRV-3 Lithium battery pack (non-rechargeable)

NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)
If you consider yourself an occasional user of your camera, taking pictures maybe once a month or less, you may find it more convenient to use the CRV-3 Lithium battery pack vs. the NiMH rechargeable battery pack (KAA2HR)

The CRV-3 has a shelf life of about 10 years and if you find that you're only taking about a hundred pictures a year, this is probably your best way to go.

If you do decide to use the optional EasyShare Camera Dock with the NiMH battery pack, storing the camera on the dock when not in use is the best way to keep the pack fresh and ready to go.