Canon PowerShot SD300: The Best Ultra-Compact in its Class?by Stephen Caston on February 23, 2005 4:00 PM EST
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Battery PerformanceOur general method for battery testing is to reset the camera to its default settings and 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 the Pentax Optio S40 and the Nikon Coolpix 4100, we used our pair of NiMH Power2000 2500mAh batteries. For the other cameras, we used the included battery packs. All batteries were fully drained before charging for the test.
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The Canon SD300 comes with a NB-4L Li-ion battery pack (3.7V 760 mAh). In our test, it took a very impressive 1,028 frames on a single charge. Although the SD300 does not last as long as some of the competition, you can certainly count on it lasting throughout a day or two of heavy shooting. An extra battery pack can be found for ~$40.