APT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3544 times:
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.
Siggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3509 times:
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.
Haskey From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3478 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
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3440 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!
SteveKempf From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 44 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3418 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...