What causes short battery life?
Sony DSC-H2 S/N 4419046 purchased 12/30/2006 indicates a low battery voltage after 10 flash pictures or 25 non-flash pictures. I have new batteries (Sanyo Ni-MH HR-3U 2700mAh. Lithium and Alkaline types have the same symptom. The problem does not seem to be specific to any function such as flash or using rear display rather than the viewfinder. I am a competent electronic repair technician. I can measure and do modern PCB repair. I'm not intimidated by the complexity. I expect a leaky capacitor, but don't know where to order unique parts for this camera . Thank You for reading ! Bob
Reformatted the internal memory, and memory card, reset the settings to factory initial (normal backlight brightness, turned off continuous focus mode). Installed Sanyo 2700mAH. Running well now. Battery indicator does show battery voltage dropping after 20 photos, but the camera has operated for hundreds of shots including flash and LCD display running. Love this camera !