I have an Olympus Camedia D-535 camera and thought I'd buy high quality batteries so I bought some Panasonic Digital Xtreme Power batteries. The first set only lasted for about 20-30 shots. The second set lasted about 10 shots and 6 short videos. I contacted Panasonic about this and they sent a very nice reply stating 'The actual performance of the batteries is very much dependent upon the drainage characteristics of the appliance'. They even offered me a replacement pack. I'm still waiting to hear back from Olympus.
My question is...has anyone else had a problem with this camera and the way it obviously drained the batteries so fast..........in effect the batteries lasted one short mornings' usage.
My Canon uses 4xAA. I bought a set of Energizer NH when I got the camera. That was 8 months ago. I have taken hundreds and hundreds of pics, many with the flash. They are still going strong despite the fact that sometimes they are charged when flat and sometimes after only a little use.