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What battery does the Canon AE-1 camera use? 

 September 26, 2021

By  Phil Borges

Do you own a Canon AE-1 camera? If so, you're maybe one of those who would ask what battery does the Canon AE-1 camera use and where you can get them. If you are, then this article is for you. Continue reading to explore more about the battery in this camera model.

What battery does the Canon AE-1 camera use?

The Canon AE-1 camera is one of the most popular and classic cameras ever made. It was first released in 1976 and has been a favorite among photographers for years. Like many other devices, this camera uses a battery to power the flash and control the overall other functions. The other Canon camera requires two silver oxide or alkaline batteries, whereas the AE-1 needs just one of these batteries. This is due to newer technology that allows for more features on fewer components than were available in 1976 when it was first released.

The Canon AE-1 camera uses a 4LR44 or 28A modern Alkaline or 4SR44 or PX28-S modern Silver-Oxide 6V battery.

The best place to look for these batteries would be online, where you can have access to many different websites that sell batteries as well as accessories for your camera model. Amazon, for example, has a variety of great deals offer for this type of battery. There are different brands to choose from. You can even get this battery shipped for free if you have an Amazon Prime account.

If you are not into online shopping and would prefer to visit a physical store, don't worry as this type of battery is pretty common, and you can find this at a convenience store, local pharmacy, and some retailers like Walmart or Target. Just be sure to purchase and use a 6volt battery to prevent any damage to your camera.

If you do not have any luck at these places, then call your local camera store, and they may be able to help you get a battery for your specific model of Canon AE-1 Camera.

How long is the battery life of a Canon AE-1 Camera?

The battery life in a camera will depend on how much you use it. Cameras that are used more on a regular basis will have shorter battery life than cameras that are not used frequently.

The battery life in a camera is also dependent on what type of features are being used while you are taking pictures. For example, if you use the LCD screen more often, then this drains your battery faster than just using the viewfinder mode.

With the Canon AE-1 camera, the average life span of its battery is at least one year on normal moderate use. You'll never know when you will need your camera, so it's important to make sure the battery is charged and good. To do this, just press down the battery check button on top of the device to see and find out how much juice is left in it.

How to replace the battery in Canon AE-1 Camera?

Battery replacement for the Canon AE-1 camera can be really challenging, especially for those who are not familiar with the do-it-yourself equipment. Replacing a battery in this model is no different than replacing one of any other type of battery on other devices.

It's quite simple to change the battery in this camera. All you need is a penny or a key that can assist you in loosening the screw of the action grip, which you can find on the front side of the camera near the lens. Once you have taken out the action grip, it will expose the battery chamber. You can then simply pull out the old battery gently and load the new one. Just make sure you follow the correct battery pattern and use the correct type of battery. Otherwise, you might damage your camera. Once you have inserted the new battery, close the battery chamber and retighten the screw.

You can check if you have successfully loaded the battery by pressing the check button to see if it works or look for an LED indicator light up inside the viewfinder after pressing the shutter or exposure check button.

In conclusion, the Canon AE-1 camera uses a unique battery that can be found in other cameras or other devices. The good news is, there are a variety of brands of these batteries available in the market, which shouldn't be a problem or trouble finding one to use with your camera. To best take care of your Canon AE-1 camera, you should replace the battery regularly and avoid leaving the battery in the camera for long periods of time when it is not being used. You should also check the battery chamber if it's free from moisture and corrosion, as this can lead to damaging the battery's life span. By following these tips, you will be able to use your camera for many years without worrying much about battery life.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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