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Experience With Generic Battery Packs For The 300D  
User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Hello,
I was wondering if you could help me with my decision about a new battery pack for my 300D.
I have only one BP-511 so far and when I'll be in the US in September I'm sure that I will take a lot of photos and because of that I need some more battery power for my camera.
I was wondering if it is worth it to buy the original Canon BP-511 which would cost me around 70€ or if a generic BP-511 for around 15-20€ is good enough.

Have you made any experiences. What can you recommend.
Every answer is appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Alex


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

No, In my opinion it's not worth it. I use generics in my 10d and they last longer then the OEM. But, YMMV. Do you think your 300d can tell the difference?

 Big grin


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

I recently purchased two generics for my 300D, and they work great. I paid about $24.00 for both of them shipped.

Goto www.pricegrabber.com, search for bp511, and look for the store called SterlingTek. That is where I bought from, and recieved the batteries quickly.



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User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Hi.

I've been using a 1250 mAh battery from Soligor along with the BP-511 that came with my 300D. I find that the Soligor battery is an excellent battery at almost half the price of the Canon BP-511 (at least here in Iceland).

There is now available a new 1400 mAh battery from Soligor which is comparable to the new BP-511A from Canon. .

In my opinion the Soligor is a good value for the money.

Siggi Ben  Smile


User currently offlineHaskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

I have the original Canon BP-511 battery that came with the 300D camera. I also have two non original BP-511 batteries bought brand new (Still sealed) from E Bay and as regards life etc of the charge I cannot notice any difference between them.

Do a search on www.ebay.co.uk for 'BP-511' there are plenty on there for sale some selling for as little as £3

Hope this helps

Ian


User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 359 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

I use a couple of generic 511's from 7dayshop and they work a treat. I'd previously also bought a Canon original and honestly wished i handn't bothered at all.

I use 2 generics in the 300D grip and they give me a good couple of sessions shooting and LCD review before giving up.




James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

I use the Battery Grip for my 300D, with a pair of non-OEM batteries I bought on E-Bay. To date, I've never seen a low battery warning, and I've gone on some really long trips without my charger. The generic batteries do outlast the Canon battery, and are definately available for MUCH better prices. I paid $19.95 USD for a pair of non-OEM BP-511's. I'd highly reccommend them!

Drew



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User currently offlineSteveKempf From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 44 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Check out a Ebay seller called EverydaySource. I bought two of their off-brand BP-511s and had them shipped to me for $16. I keep my Canon BP-511 in my bag and I have not had to put it in the camera since I bought the cheap replacements. Yesterday I took 207 shots, using IS on all of them, checking the histogram on most of them, and the battery indicator never went below full. Im using the grip also btw...

SteveK


User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Hello,
thanks for all your replies.
I did it like you and ordered a generic on the German ebay.
It should arrive the next few days and then I'll see.

Cheers
Alex


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