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    point and shoot

    Point and Shoot

    I have an Olympus Stylus 80, fine little camera that I can carry with me in my pocket. when not using my regular cameras.. However lithium batteries leave something to be desired, One they are not cheap even from Radio Shack. And rated life of 10 rolls of film (on average) doesn’t take into consideration the lag time increases as the batteries age. Nothing more frustrating than seeing a shot and waiting for the camera to finally decide to fire! .Anybody have suggestion on a good sharp zoom 35mm that uses regular batteries or even rechargeables.

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    Hi, check out ebay for much cheaper battery prices.

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    I had the same question a long while back. I was preparing for an extended camping trip and I wanted to standardize on AA batteries. But every zoom P&S I could find used lithiums.

    There are a number of online sources for inexpensive lithium batteries if you buy in quantities. With or without eBay.

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    The early P&S cameras from the 1980s tended to use either AA or AAA batteries. At some point, the industry switched over to the lithium batteries. You should check out a thrift shop for some older P&S cameras that use the AA/AAA batteries. The tend not be zooms, however. Win some / lose some, I think.

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    I don't know if it qualifies as a P&S but the Olympus XA is a fine pocket 35mm camera. No shutter lag, use 2 LR44's but last a long time as it's not used for motorized or flash.

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    The Olympus XA IS THE ALL TIME P&S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    The Olympus XA IS THE ALL TIME P&S
    AMEN
    Except ya still gotta focus it.

    Rick

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    Anyone tried the rechargeable CR123's?

    I've got 2 Stylus Epics, a Stylus Infinity and 2 Leica C1's that use those little buggers and at $10 a pop I'm just wondering if the rechargeables are a realistic replacement for the lithium cells.

    Thanks, Bill L.

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    Cheap lithium batteries can be found on eBay. Much better prices than Radio
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    The Olympus XA IS THE ALL TIME P&S
    Olympus XA; I've bid on a few, but never won. However my point and shoot camera is a FED2 with an Orion-15 and the collapsible Industar in the bag. Keep it loaded with Tri-X (or Freestyle's Arista Premium 400) and use Fred Parker's Ultimate Exposure Meter. It's a little big, but it works for me.

    No built in flash, so you have to get over that hump. But the Olympus XA has no built in flash either.
    Michael Batchelor
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    The camera catches light. The photographer catches life.

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