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EAP
02-02-2005, 04:53 PM
What's the difference between NiMh batteries and nickel-cadmium batteries? Can I use NiCad batteries in a Canon PowerShot A95? :confused:

Newbie
02-03-2005, 10:40 AM
Yes you can, BUT I wouldn't really suggest it. First of all, because NiCD batteries are very damageable for the environnement... They suffer from memory effect a lot more than NiMH batteries and they have much less power than NiMH batteries.

You could go with NiMH batteries and they'd last much longer per use.

Rhys
02-04-2005, 11:13 AM
What's the difference between NiMh batteries and nickel-cadmium batteries? Can I use NiCad batteries in a Canon PowerShot A95? :confused:


I tried NiCads in my Nikon 3100. They lasted about 12 shots before they were flat. Now I use NiMh and they last about 180 shots per charge. If you have NiCads, dump them and get NiMh instead.

EAP
02-04-2005, 02:04 PM
Got it. Thanks. I just had access to some NiCads and was wondering what the difference was. Time for some NiMHs...

Newbie
02-04-2005, 02:40 PM
Don't forget to buy a good charger too... I recommend either the Maha C204W, the Maha C401FS or the Lightning Pack 4000N from Ripvan 100.

gary_hendricks
02-20-2005, 03:14 AM
Yes you can, BUT I wouldn't really suggest it. First of all, because NiCD batteries are very damageable for the environnement... They suffer from memory effect a lot more than NiMH batteries and they have much less power than NiMH batteries.

You could go with NiMH batteries and they'd last much longer per use.

Yes, NiCD batts are very environmentally unfriendly.