How long are batteries supposed to last in your camera? Last summer I bought a Canon PowerShot A490 and it hates me! I believe it hates me because I can not for the life of me figure the darn thing out. Granted I don't dig to far into the directions for anything but this time I did and still am having a really hard time. One, the batteries last only a couple of hours. Today I took 120 pictures, used it for maybe 2 hours and then poof, dead lens! It aggravates me more because getting a setting, any setting is way to complicated for a point and shoot camera. I should have taken it back when I couldn't find out how to reach the micro setting. Right then and there when I went back to the store I should of asked for my money back when it took the guy 10 minutes to find it in front of me. I looked online for basic directions and nothing, I did find tutorials on the basics of cameras and that helps if only I knew how to get to the settings. I even just sat and played with it (knowing the batteries would go dead) and tried really hard to wrap my brain around the different functions and once I learn it, and then try to apply it, the camera won't go back to where I originally thought I knew how to work it................uuuggggg!!! For years I had a Kodak Point and Shoot and LOVED it, I'm thinking of throwing this one against the wall and getting another. Oh, and the batteries, how long are camera batteries supposed to last? Help me before I hurt the camera!