Last updated on 03/21/2014
Camera manufacturers think that they're doing consumers a favor by releasing, almost exclusively, digicams powered by proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Li-Ion batteries generally allow for more compact cameras, plus replacing AAs can get expensive. But despite dwindling numbers, AA-powered digital cameras remain very popular, especially among travelers or any avid photographer who might be miles away from an outlet for days at a time. Here are some of the best digital cameras that run on the swappable, buy-anywhere power provided by AA batteries.
For those on a smaller budget, the Pentax K-r is still a fantastic deal, too. With 12 megapixels, stabilization, 6fps burst mode, and AA batteries, it's no slouch in the entry-level market.