Spring has arrived and so have the huge plans for outing and picnics. Probably your next trip is to the Canadian Rockies, Swiss uplive recharge, or perhaps just the bright sunny beaches of Florida or California. You will go around and see something stunning, something funny, or something just typical of the locale. You want to capture that moment forever – so out comes your camera. Now you are in the midst of clicking or recording and poof your camera goes dead. Reason? The battery died. You lost the moment for sure but you may also have lost the fun for the rest of the trip. Fortunately, we have an answer – rechargeable camera batteries.

There are three common rechargeable camera battery types, depending on the chemicals they contain – Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium Ion. All these three basic types have their pros and cons – nickel cadmium ones are cost effective and last longer, but they are very toxic and have to be kept out of the reach of children. The second type, the nickel metal hydride are more expensive than the first type and discharge at a faster rate when they are not being used, but they have more storage capacity and last longer. The third type, the lithium ion, are the improvisation of the other two types and thus, have the rectifications for all the negative aspects mentioned in the above two categories. They store larger charge for a longer time.

With the advancements in technology, the digital still camera and the video camera are kind of merging into each other. We get video cameras to shoot stills and digital cameras taking videos. This puts a lot of demand on the batteries. For such cameras the Lithium Ion batteries are the best.

One important aspect that needs to be kept in mind is while recharging the batteries; an appropriate charger needs to be used. Although the above mentioned varieties are all rechargeable ones, the charger is different for each one of them, depending on which one you are using. Trying to charge one kind of battery using a non-compatible charger is not going to work and may result in damage. Hence, when you decide which rechargeable camera battery you want, pick the charger accordingly. Now-a-days purchasing the complete set of rechargeable camera batteries along with the charge is common and cost effective.

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