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Some answers about camcorder batteries

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

Batteries are one of the elements which people worries the most regarding camcorders. Due to the fact that batteries are indispensable for the camcorder functioning, camcorder users usually pay special attention to them and to how much recording time they would have left. There are some basic tips, very easy to follow, that can help camcorder users to stop worrying about the batteries and how much recording time they have left.

There are several different factors which might affect the amount of recording time that a camcorder could have left at a given situation. It is not possible to tell how much time left it has without considering many things which would actually determine how much more recording time would the camcorder user count on.

It is important to know that there are some camcorder features which consume much more power than others. Using the picture stabilization and the zoom would consume an important amount of batteries charge and therefore of the recording time you could have left. Also, LCD viewfinders tend to consume an important amount of battery charge as well and therefore you should avoid using it while it is not necessary.

You should also be aware of the fact that there are a wide range of high capacity batteries available at many camcorder accessories stores which would endure much longer than regular ones. This way, if this is an important factor to you and you must make sure not to run out of battery power, you should seriously consider these type of batteries.

Another way in which you can make sure not to run out of battery's power is by carrying a spare one. This way, you can always use one of them while the other is charging and therefore you would never find an obstacle created by the lack of power. It is important to have in mind that before charging nickel-cadmium camcorder batteries, you should make sure they are completely discharged first. You should not charge your camcorder's batteries before they are completely discharged or they could endure less the next times you use them.

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