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Registered: ‎11-24-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

My camera works great with the center battery contact covered.  I keep 3 batteries available. I charge them with the tape on for about 2-3 hours, only the full indicator light does not come on. I have charged them overnight and no problem. Of course, the full light will work if the tape is removed.

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

@GON22, with the tape on the center contact, what happens in the camera when the battery runs flat?

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

The camera just stops operating until I put in one of my charged extra batteries. If I am using it a lot, I will just change the battery when I think it  needs it.

 

Hope this helps, let me know.

 

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

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Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@Balb0wa wrote:

well well well: powershot battery problems

 

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480e1c016


Thank you very much. So, Canon is finally admitting this camera is a potential lemon. I'm wondering if Canon will reimburse me for the postage I spent for sending my camera in for a "fix" a year ago? It came back to me not "fixed". Guess I'll try again because taping the terminal is really annoying and just maybe this time they will "fix" it.

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

So Canon can fix the problem now?!

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video


@QualityPictures wrote:

@GON22, with the tape on the center contact, what happens in the camera when the battery runs flat?


The camera may explode and the bomb squad should be called. Kidding! It just stops working like it would do with a depleted battery.

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Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

 


@LSousa wrote:

So Canon can fix the problem now?!


We will see.

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Registered: ‎05-14-2013

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

I have been on this string practically since the first day.  I have been hovering- hoping Canon would come through some day ! I enjoy my SX280 camera- and I live within it's limitations. BUT- I will be Happy to return mine and see what happens! I feel that it is worth a try!

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Registered: ‎10-22-2014

Re: SX280 - battery life shooting video

Frankly, after reading the past results of Canon "fixing" member's SX280 I'll keep what I have and work with it. Right now it is working after my velcro fix and chalk this up to "a lemon happens sometimes". I love my other Canon's and Panasonics. The SX80 is still useable altho I wonder every time I fire it up but I'll live with it rather than trust what I'd end up from the Canon Factory repair.

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