Originally Posted by Bill Burk
Battery only required for Automatic aperture. Twist the aperture dial off A and you are full mechanical manual.
Granted, you get a 40mm f/1.7 Canon lens. 40 is an ideal backpacking lens to me. When I bring a 40, I can leave home the 35 and 50.
So I could use this camera without a battery - albeit full manual mode?