NiMh 1.2 volts ?
This is a digital camera question, but I figured this is the place to ask about rechargeable batteries. If this needs to get moved to an off-topic forum, that would be fine...
Here goes. I've been using NiMh batteries in my digital camera for about a year. Fully charged, they test at 1.2 volts. When I put them in my camera, I get a low battery warning almost right away, but I can usually take several pictures (about 30). Recently, the batteries have been discharging very quickly, maybe 5 to 10 pics on fully charged batteries. If I charge them up and let them sit for two days, when I put them in the camera, it won't even turn on. I'm guessing my rechargeable batteries are shot. I plan to buy a new set.
Question is, since the NiMh batteries are only good for 1.2 volts, and the camera is really looking for 1.5 volt AA batteries, would I be better off getting NiCad instead? I'm pretty sure my charger will charge the NiCads as well, so it's just a case of buying some new batteries.