I'm really surprised you say that about the S5500's battery life. It has one of the best in its class. I use it as my second camera and it never fails to surprise me how long it keeps going on one set. I think you will have difficulty finding any camera with much better battery life, especially because you want one that runs on AAs. DSLRs have very good battery life but use Li-ion, and of course aren't p+s like you want. Other than that I think you'll really struggle. Good luck, and have you checked out www.dpreview.com? Has brilliant reviews.
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