These are rechargeable, but don't lose their charge when stored, unlike normal NiMH. Even when the mAh rating appears slightly lower, they can still give excellent results..
I got mine from Wilko, though I use a good quality charger from Maplin electronics.Regards,Peter..
You have a choice between the nimh type and the low selfdischarge type. the nimh are available to about 2700-2800mah while the lowselfdischarge type are topping out at 2100mah. the nimh are stronger but only if you use them right after a charge if they sit a week and you pickup the camera to shoot you may not have enough power left to take a picture. the lowSD type retain 85% of their power for 1yr after charge..
I have been using nimh 2700mah powerex from maha, just switched to imedion from maha which are lowSD of 2100mah also from maha. I bought my imedions from thomas distributing. maha also says that their imedions can be charged by any charger maha makes. I bought 4 sets of imedions...
I like my duracell HR6...those pre-charged ones. Only rated at 1500ma but they last longer for me than my other 2800 ma ones. I don't do many pictures, but pick up the camers and turn it on most every day...Havn't had to re-charge for a month now. Walgreens...
You have a choice between the nimh type and the low selfdischargetype..
They are both NiMh but one is low discharge..
There are many makes now available (but probably only a handful of mfrs. Sanyo Eneloops were the first..
They still hold about 75% of their charge after one year of storage..
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Supplied batteries with my Fuji s8000fd nearly dead, so thought itwas wise to buy some rechargeable ones with a charger. Anyone knowwhich is best? Assume Energizer or Duracell with a high a mAH ratingas possible (2500+). Best place to buy from?.
I've been using both Energizer and Duracell 2500mAH batteries, and I've been terribly disappointed, especially with the Energizers. I found they both self-discharged within days. It's not a big deal if you can charge the batteries nightly. But when travelling for days without access to battery charging, they're a pain..
I highly recommend the Sanyo Eneloop batteries, which are low discharge batteries. They are supposed to maintain 80% of their charge after 1 year. I haven't tested this claim, but I've been able to keep batteries in my camera for weeks without self-discharging. They're only rated at 2000mAH, but they tend to last much longer than my 2500mAH batteries when usage is spread out over a period of a week or so...
The Eneloops are a little difficult to find and tend to be a little pricey. Rayovac Hybrids are getting difficult to find right now..
Right now a similar low-discharge version is "Kodak Pre-Charged" which could be the easiest to find at retail. But, be very careful to find "Pre-Charged" on the package and the battery itself...
Someone mentioned Uniross Hybrio, which I believe is what the Sanyo Eneloops are sold as in the UK.JonGive me something to shoot..