When buying a digital camera you need to know not only about the camera, but the camera battery. The camera won’t be any good unless it has a camera battery to power it. Before you buy any camera (or buy one as a gift), be sure you know all about the camera battery.
What Kind Of Batteries Does The Camera Take?
You need to know what kind of camera batteries any camera takes. Does the camera take a brand-specific camera battery or does it take a general size of battery? For example, a lot of traditional automatic cameras run on AA or AAA batteries. They only need that size. They don’t need a specific brand. These kinds also can be disposable or rechargeable. These batteries are also incredibly common and are sold just about everywhere.
How Easy Is It To Find More Batteries?
Even though your camera might not be brand specific, you still need to take in mind how easy it will be to get replacement camera batteries. You might have to go to specific electronic stores if the camera battery size is rare of unusual. If this doesn’t bother you, then keep in mind whenever you go on a vacation, you need to bring spare camera batteries in case the stores where you are don’t carry your camera’s size.
How Expensive Are The Batteries?
Sometimes the camera battery costs more than a camera is worth. Keep in mind how often you are going to use this camera. The more use means more battery changes. You could opt for rechargeable batteries – but not all sizes of camera batteries will recharge. Most li-ion (lithium-ion) will, though. If you don’t use your camera all that much, then perhaps the camera battery cost will be a moot issue. You will always ask them as a birthday gift.
How Heavy Are the Batteries?
If you plan on doing a lot of travel or on location shooting, a heavy camera battery is a definite minus. You need as light a battery as possible. If you only plan on using the camera around your home or on special occasions and don’t need to pack and unpack it, then you don’t need to worry about how heavy it is.
How Long Can The Camera Go On One Set Of Batteries?
You never really seem to get an answer as to how long a camera lasts on one battery until you actually use it. For this reason, always see if you can get a warranty on your camera.