There's probably nothing anyone can do to help me, so this is mostly a *****, but I have a Nikon Coolpix 3100, which is a great camera except for the battery life. Now, I know most digital cameras have crappy battery life, but mine is rediculous. What makes me think something can be done about it is voltage: It says on the package for NiMH batteries that 1.2V is acceptable for AA batteries, but its apparently not true. My camera says the batteries are exhausted when they still read 1.28V, and my 8 hour charger only takes an hour to charge the batteries after they come out of the camera. So what the heck? Apparently, rechargeable alkalines have fallen out of favor, but are there any other rechargeable batteries with a nominal voltage of more like 1.5? Could I be getting hurt by memory effect?