Had to buy a new battery pack for my Canon Powershot SD1200 IS.
$39.95 at Amazon (was more at the Canon Web site). This is a ****
of money, compared to cameras that use "regular" batteries.**
This is by no means a high-end model; ISTR that with warranty, card &
all, it cost just over $200.00. Meaning that the replacement battery
pack comes in at 1/5 of the original price. I bought it in Oct 2009,
and used it a LOT on vacation, but very little at home. Recharged it
as needed, but lately it will not hold a charge very long, so had to
get a new battery pack.
*or is it? I never kept stats on "regular" batteries for previous
cameras, so don't know whether I would have spent $40 on them for the
same period of time and type of usage.
Curious about the relative costs, for future camera purchases (not
high end; just about this level).
Also curious whether this type of battery pack is programmed to take
only so many recharges.
Any experience appreciated.