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  1. #11
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    Do the new +30 bodies take the same batteries as the a200-700? (I think a900 as well)
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  2. #12
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    No, they take the same weaker, smaller, lighter battery as the new DSC-H20. I think it's the NFP-50 or something.

    Bad move IMO.
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    best thing they ever did in the nikon grip was make it compatible with AA's...just in case. and yes, i've had a "just in case" scenario where i was stupid enuf to leave home without a battery in the grip. so nikon must know its customer base well by making them idiot proof. lol
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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    best thing they ever did in the nikon grip was make it compatible with AA's...just in case. and yes, i've had a "just in case" scenario where i was stupid enuf to leave home without a battery in the grip. so nikon must know its customer base well by making them idiot proof. lol
    I don't think I would ever use AA's, but for just in case is a neat feature. How many shots off of one set?

    I have 3 batteries so I have all I need. 1 can more than last me a day of full shooting. I would run out of CF space first before I went through all my batts.
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  5. #15
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    You know Sony 'gives' it's users the bonus memory slot for the MS beside the CF so I wonder if they could make like a plastic cartridge that ypu put batteries in and slide in the batter slot as 'emergency power source' what about in the VG i haven't handled one is there room for 2 camera batteries and then a slot for what would it take 4 AA's to power the 700 for a short period of time?
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    Sean ... that may not be possible with the "power monitoring" program they built into the A700. I suspect the camera will shut down when it cannot get the proper signal from the batteries. Of course, I suppose they could build that monitor detail into the adapter you are suggesting.
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  7. #17
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    Just thinking out loud, well sort of typing out loud I guess. If they build it into the adapter then it will most likely be to large, and knowing Sony would be a $50.00 optional item!! From what I see and hear the power monitoring system and battery life for the a700 is VERY good against like models, but doesnt do you nay good if the batteries are at home in the charger! Which I have NOT done...............yet.
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    Bought a battery (new one) on eBay for 14. Seems OK.

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