Assuming that you offload all your pics, pronto, and you have the same problem when you use your electrical adaptor, I would think this is a Warranty issue. Unfortunately, the manufacturers are over-loading these cameras with new functions, without properly testing them. Hewlett-Packards’ new 2006 line had to be re-called because some exploded when the electrical adaptor was used while batteries were still in the holder.
Swing out monitors require an extra 2 batteries; don’t bother with that gimmick.
512 Flash-plug and card supplements are more than enough for most users. At Max 5.2MG on my HP, my card allows 200 high quality pics. The HP Pic-Bridge starts off-loading in seconds.
Most systems shut down when exposed to 40F temperatures.
When batteries are dying the Flash capacity stops first, so that is a good test if you don’t have a Can Tire multi-meter.
I want to take a camping tour of Bella Coola’s Grizzly Bear country next June. Anyone done that?