Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Predive Preparations For Your Underwater Digital Camera Batteries

Whether you are using your underwater digital camera or not, all digital camera batteries have these same characteristics:

1)Using the LCD screen instead of the viewfinder will use up the battery life quicker.

2)Battery performance decreases and the battery life is shortened in lower temperatures.

3)Batteries are discharged even when not being used.

Since you will be using the LCD screen and not the viewfinder throughout the dive, the batteries will drain quicker. Also, if the water temperature is colder than the temperature outside the water, your battery life will be shortened. Both of these problems can not be avoided but having extra sets of batteries will keep you from missing that perfect underwater photo! When not being charged, batteries lose power every day in storage, so always charge batteries the night before the dive.