I have picked up a cheep china Ebay camera model "SVP aqua wp6800" Surprisingly for $29 this is an expellant 18MP camera. I have not opened it up but I would expect that it has name brand internals made by Sony, Fuji, or something. Seems to be made out of name brand last year model overstock parts then cheapened.
Here is the problem this takes two AAA size alkaline batteries in series. Brand new alkaline batteries straight out of the package measure 1.7V so that makes 3.4V.
Brand new batteries when the camera is turned on measure 2/3 power left on the cameras screen and in only around 5 to 10 minutes it auto shuts down due to low voltage.
I have tried NiMh rechargeable batteries and fresh out of the charger the camera turns on only long enough to flash a red low batt. indicator and turn back off.
My guess is the internals were originally designed for a camera that would include a 3.7V LiPo battery pack, charger, and possibly a memory card. All of this was skipped in the repackaging to a no name brand.
Does anyone know of a part number for a LiPo battery pack that will fit inside a case made for 2 AAA's side by side with a 1800mah rating or better? Also for future reference the same question goes out for a side by side AA configuration also.
Before anyone replies with a comment like this can't be done, or LiPo's are dangerous, or 3.7v is too much for that and it will burn out the camera. At $29 I don't care I just want to try something so I can use it and if I break it then I break it.