# Use 1.5 V Lithium batteries instead of AA alkaline? [closed]

My PowerShot A720 IS digital camera (from 2008) permits AA-size 1.2 V NiMH or regular disposable AA alkaline batteries. Can I use AA-size 1.5 V Lithium batteries?

The manual (pdf) warns against nickel-cadmium, but doesn't mention Lithium:

This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. While it is possible to use a size nickel-cadmium batteries, performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.

Thoughts?

EDIT: Here are the proposed Lithium batteries.

• Primary Lithium cells, rather than rechargable? – Sean Houlihane Sep 9 '16 at 17:34

• Interesting. I was curious about AA lithium, but had never used them before. Looking at this datasheet: varta-microbattery.com/applications/mb_data/documents/… , I find that they seem to be rated for $1mA-10mA$ loads, which is quite different from what alkaline and NiMH batteries support. – jonk Sep 9 '16 at 17:47