In happy times (taking holiday photos) and sad (enduring winter storms), you want a battery you can trust.
Improved tests as shown the main uses of AA batteries: to power digital cameras and flashlights. They also tested 10 alkaline and two lithium batteries. Neither type is rechargeable. (In past tests, They've found that rechargeables of 2,350 milliamp-hours or more are best for often-used toys like game controllers.)
This test mimics everyday use, zooming, flashing, shooting, and resting until batteries...
die. Energizer Ultimate lithium took 682 shots in our tough test; Eveready Gold alkaline, just 52.
This test involves the equivalent of turning on a flashlight for 4
minutes every hour for 8 hours, letting it sit for 16 hours, and
repeating the cycle until batteries die.
Battery life ranged from about 7.5 hours, for the Energizer Ultimate
lithium, down to about 5.2, for the Eveready Gold alkaline. The best
alkaline, Duracell Ultra Power, lasted about 6.7 hours.
Energizer Ultimate lithium lasted longest in both tests. Lithiums are
good in high-drain devices like cameras. Alkalines have shorter lives
but cost less, and some perform almost as well in low-drain devices like
flashlights and remotes.
Most alkalines have a shelf life of about seven years, but some claim
up to 10 years. Energizer Ultimate lithium claims 15 years; Energizer Advanced, 10.
For info about tossing or recycling batteries, go to call2recycle.org or earth911.com.
ChiboyChuks Opinion: So, everyone who wants the best of durability on Camera shots.. do stick with "AA Batteries"