>I guess the capacity for captures is in the hundreds, so long >as I don't fiddle with Menus and preferences such as U1& >U2. I fiddle a lot. And upload shots to my computer.
Many of us are getting 1000 to 1500 shots per charge - even with menu fiddling. Uploading from the camera is probably the more significant draw on the battery. Give it a few recharge cycles and see if the battery performance settles in.