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05-16-2009, 08:57 PM   #16
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Ditto.

The lithium's I got with the camera lasted for over 1,000 shots. I bought NIMH rechargeables and was very disappointed. Enloops are the real deal if you want to go rechargeable.

05-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by res3567 Quote
What is a hybrid NiMH BTW?
It's what people are using to refer to low-self-discharge batteries. There were two major forms originally: Rayovac branded theirs with the Hybrid name, and the AAs are rated for 2100mAh; Sanyo branded theirs Eneloop and rate AAs at 2000mAh. Most other brands seem to be one of those two rebadged.

Both companies probably hold the fundamental patents at this point, but I'd expect others to come up with their own versions eventually.

EDIT: wikipedia suggests I'm wrong about Rayovac actually creating the tech, so they may just be another rebadge. Regardless, that's where the Hybrid name comes from.

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05-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rage Quote
No, I don't think they rebrand eneloops, although it feels like the ones I purchased might have some sort of LSD tech. It still hasn't dropped a single battery bar!
Well, the Duracell DX1500's are definitely rebranded Eneloops - just peel off the Duracell label and it says Sanyo Eneloop underneath!
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Since getting a good charger, I can no longer blame the charger for the poor performance of all NiMH's in the K200d.

One good thing about the charger is that it shows capacity. The few I have investigated, even 'very good' Imation Maha batteries (came with the Maha C9000 charger), only recharge about 400mAh after being émpty' in the Pentax and are then full again, indeed supporting the claim the Pentax only uses a small portion of the available energy. I'd say around 20%...

Little more off topic:
Still kicking myself in the head for not buying a (camera-)lifetime supply of Lithium Energizers when coming across them for 2$ per 2, as they indeed seem the single best solution for the camera and have a >10 years shelflife... (Normally they are, on rare occasions, 12$/4 of regular price >20$/4).

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