My Kodak digital camera V530 gets only 15 shots before the battery goes
dead. The camera takes excellent pictures, but has no battery life. Any
In this excerpt from
Answercast #29, I look at a camera with a battery that won’t hold a
Unfortunately, only one – dead battery, bad battery.
Replace the battery
- I recommend that you see if you can replace the battery on that model.
A quick check shows that this camera does have a replaceable lithium ion battery. The very first thing I would do would be to replace that battery and see if that makes the problem go away.
Check camera settings
- The other thing to check for would be any kind of settings that impact battery life.
Now unfortunately, on any specific camera, that could mean any number of different things. I don’t have a specific suggestion for things to look at in the camera. It would be worthwhile spending a few minutes in the user’s manual and see if they give you any tips for battery life there.
I agree. 15 shots is horrible. It’s worse than horrible; it’s unacceptable.
So, I would begin by looking to see if there’s some battery saving tips and tricks. But this is so bad that I think you’ve (hopefully) got a battery problem that will get resolved when you replace the battery.
If not, it could, in fact, boil down to a problem with the camera itself.
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