>>Open and shutting the lid of battery compartment too >much >>could cause damage and collecting dust too. > >While that's probably true, it's pretty unlikely. The forums >don't reveal many (any?) reports of failures from overuse of >the battery door. I have cameras whose battery door has been >opened on an almost daily basis for years with no ill effects. >It's not something I would even consider when deciding how to >manage my batteries. > Totally agree with that.