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Sony DSC-W7 battery problem

After 2 years and long lasting original Sony Stamina Ni-MH rechargeble battery now I have a problem.
When I put the charged battery into camera, the icon shows full battery. After 10-20 shots with flash the icon of low battery occurs and the camera turned off. Then I switch on the camera and on 'Playback' I can run slide show with the same battery for hours. Switching back to 'Auto' causes immediately turn off.

If I put the fully charged battery into the camera next day after charging, the icon of low battery warning appears and after 2 shots the camera turned off.

The same problem is with another pair of batteries.

Does anybody know the solution for this problem?

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Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:32:20 +0000

I have the exact same problem after about 2 years! I am now trying with the Energizer e2 rechargable battery pack and crossing my fingers....I am begining to think it's a camera problem but not battery.

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 22:58:15 +0000

The charge indicator on Cam. Work on the principle of voltage sensing, in play mode the current required to operate the cam is less so the battery voltage doesn�t drop and works fine, but while shooting current is required for CCD, LCD, processor and Flash( hungry) . The batty voltage drops fast and the sensing mechanism shows battery low and stops working if it falls bellow certain voltage.

Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:42:11 +0000

I have this with my DSc-~P92

Any fix....I can take a few pics then bang low battery comes on. I'm thinking about a new DSLR but it will not be Sony after this one!

Stewart Robertson
Wed, 07 May 2008 20:59:46 +0000

I'm having the same exact problem with my Mom's camera (W7). We try new batteries and can run fine in playback, but will not even extend lens in picture mode. A couple of times it stayed on in one of the alternative modes (snowman), but then powered off after snapping a picture.

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:41:38 +0000

I am committed to my little Sony DSC-W7 because I have the matching water proof case for it. It actually makes pretty good pictures for it age but any standard alkaline battery just will barely work. My problem is completely solved by using the AA2 Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries. These lithium batteries have a higher voltage output and can provide higher levels of current which this little camera requires.They are not cheap, they are not rechargeable and they don't last forever but they do allow my underwater camera setup to work properly for a decent amount of time.

David Beard
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:27:28 -0700

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