Take the Scenic Route

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Man...

Ha. I just acquire a digital camera (thanks to Jessie for the link), via the ubiquitous trademe...

Portait of the Scientist as a Young Man

And on a semi-related note... the beast takes four AAs.... but what the hell has happened to rechargeable batteries. Like cellphone batteries certainly are smaller and charge faster these days. But varta have gone a step further. I have 15 minute charge AA batteries. It'll be interesting to see how the go in the long run (and the charge is not so cheap, but 15 minutes aint long to wait... (available from a Dickies near you)

5 Comments:

At Thu Jul 07, 11:21:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger Jessie said...

Mine takes 4xAA too... but my charger takes about 5 hours! 15 minutes is waay fast.

 
At Thu Jul 07, 11:30:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger limegreen said...

Pity that they're twice the price of 5 hour ones (although not too much more than 1 hour NiMH). Also, the charger is quite noisy, as it has a fan(!) to dissipate heat.

 
At Thu Jul 07, 05:21:00 PM GMT+12, Anonymous Cleanie said...

my electrical buddy says that rechargeables don't have the grunt to power digital cameras for a decent amount of time. well, that's at the moment, until they release a lithium rechargeable onto the consumer market.

though that could all be a big electrical conspriracy.

 
At Thu Jul 07, 06:40:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger limegreen said...

The model that replaces mine has a lithium battery. However, they haven't packaged Lithium into an AA yet. Either way, mine still recharge in 15 minutes, which still rules. More photos soon!

 
At Fri Jul 08, 01:13:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

Though 4 AA's should give you a reasonable amount of time.
The issue would come if you were on the road I'd suspect as you may need to lug the charger with you.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home