Battery PerformanceOur general method for battery testing is to reset each camera to its default settings and to change the recording mode to the highest quality option. Then, we take 5 pictures without the flash and 2 pictures with the flash until the battery is dead. For more information on our battery test, please refer to our Testing Procedures page. For this test, we used 2-AA NiMH Power2000 2500mAh batteries charged overnight in a Power2000 wall charger. The batteries were fully drained before charging for the test.
|Number of shots taken in one battery charge|
|Fuji FinePix A330||1,781|
In our battery test, the Fuji A330 showed the best performance by taking 1,781 images on a single battery charge. Both the Kodak CX7330 and Olympus D-540 showed fairly decent performances at 886 and 781 pictures respectively. Since all three of these cameras use AA, you have the benefit of picking up some cheap backup batteries. This means that you shouldn't have to worry about down time with any of these cameras as long as you have two fresh batteries ready to go while you are shooting. However, at 1,781 pictures, the Fuji FinePix A330 is the clear winner here.