Quest, a British manufacturer, is slashing the cost of
batteries for the digital photographer with potential savings of up to 10,000
over the life of a single camera.
The Peterborough based company
has developed a rechargeable digital camera battery product which according to
them has proved in tests to outlast, in its life-time, at least 2,500 sets of
the most powerful disposable AA batteries on the market. The environmentally friendly
Nickel Metal Hydride based product also powers the camera for up to ten times
longer than 1800mAh AA batteries on a single charge.
The Quest Ultra-power
pack, at under 60 inclusive for the Economy model, is claimed to be the
perfect battery solution for today's power hungry digital cameras: "This
particular rechargeable battery system is hugely popular," says Quest spokesman,
former professional photographer, Alan Ainger, "because it allows one to
stop worrying about batteries and get on with the photography. Even with the camera's
display permanently running and all automatic functions switched on and a microdrive
attached, the Ultra-power pack will provide power at least all day before needing
This impressive product is the highest capacity Nickel
Metal Hydride external camera power solution on the market and suitable for virtually
all digital cameras. In addition to its competitive price, it is compact, lightweight
and can be charged equally effectively from a mains source, lighter socket in
a car or boat, or from Quest's Field Power Pack, which facilitates recharging
in the remotest locations: "Rechargeable camera batteries rechargeable anywhere"
boasts the company web-site, www.QuestUK.net,
"Using lightweight add-on packs and accessories, you recharge on the move
and enjoy extended shooting sessions without interruption -- wherever you are!"
having now sold to more than 50 countries around the globe, is putting greater
battery power into the hands of more and more photographers. The company is setting
new standards of endurance and ground-breaking levels of economy and portability
for amateurs and professionals alike.