Is it OK to use Li-ion rechargeable batteries in the F80 its just that for some reason they are 3.7v although I am guessing they are designed to replace standard CR123a batteries that are mainly used for cameras?
#1. "RE: F80 Li-Ion CR123a" | In response to Reply # 0amateurphotog Registered since 22nd Aug 2007Mon 10-Nov-08 11:48 PM | edited Mon 10-Nov-08 11:51 PM by amateurphotog
November 10, 2008
I would like to recommend that you contact Nikon either on their website or via their toll free phone number before you consider putting this type of battery in your Nikon N80 camera.
I do know that Nikon makes a battery pack that lets the user run the camera off of 4AA type of alkaline or Lithium batteries, and that this may be a worthwhile alternative to using rechargeable batteries.
(The battery pack/grip certainlly helps the camera balance long lenses better and from a cosmetic stand point the camera looks better with the optional battery pack/grip.)
Keep in mind that rechargeable batteries provide only the 3.7 volts of power that you need and the camera normally requires 6 volts from two CR-123 or DL-123 batteries to work correctly.
Of course 4 AA batteries in the battery pack that screws into the bottom of the camera, and you must remove the battery compartment cover by pulling it off at a 45degree angle, and place in into the slot on the new battery grip. 4AA batteries will deliver the same 6 volt voltage as two CR-123 batteries.
Keep in mind that the alkalines will probably not last as long as the lithiums but at least the alkalines can be purchased for as little as $1.25 to $2.00 for four alkaline batteries versus the $10.00 to $15.00 that 2 lithium 123 batteries cost plus the tax.
Personally, I would not risk damaging the camera by using batteries that were NOT designed for usage in the N80. The N80 is the same camera as the F80 which is sold outside of the US. The battery pack/grip would also accept 4 Energizer E2 lithium batteries since they are also in the AA battery size, and they provide 1.5 volts per battery or the 6 volts for the four batteries which you will need to run the camera.
I hope that my comments have helped you.