Sony DSC-S90 can't use lithium AA's?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mrsgator88, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. mrsgator88

    mrsgator88 Guest


    I was very happy with the performance of lithium AA's in my previous camera,
    and I still have a lot of them left. I just purchased a Sony dsc-s90, and
    the instructions specifically say not to use lithium AA batteries. I'm
    wondering why not and what the harm would be. Thanks!

    mrsgator88, Jan 3, 2006
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    Well, that's a drag. Lithium AA's have slightly higher voltage than
    alkalines or NiMH, so it could be that the Sony camera isn't built to
    handle it. It could also be that the instruction manual writer got
    asked about lithium AA's and didn't know the answer, so chose a
    cautious one without checking with the engineers.
    Paul Rubin, Jan 3, 2006
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    mrsgator88 Guest

    On re-reading the manual, it mentions the risk that the lithium batteries
    could suffer a "brownout", but I don't know what that means or if it would
    affect the camera. I'd still prefer to use them if possible.
    mrsgator88, Jan 3, 2006
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    I don't know what it means either. I'd say use NiMH if you can.
    Paul Rubin, Jan 3, 2006
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    imbsysop Guest

    getting brown by overheating ..
    imbsysop, Jan 3, 2006
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    My canon A40 also said don't use. My A95 doesn't say anything on the
    subject. I use NiMH anyway and carry spares. Never had a problem.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Jan 3, 2006
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