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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Battery Size - C100

After much debate, finally got the C100. It will be brought down south by a friend from the US later this week. Very excited.

Now I need to get a spare battery. Someone recommended getting the smaller size (PP-955/950) as the 970 sticks out of the back of the cam and makes it a bit unbalanced.

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Also, was thinking Wasabi. It'll be a backup
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: Battery Size - C100

I got an additional 'big brick' for my C100.

Yes, it does stick out a little bit, but it doesn't feel unbalanced. On the contrary, I imagine it to be a little less nose-heavy.

But then again, I'm used to the 'big booty' look from the BP-U60s for the Sony EX1s.

Very happy with the longevity of the bigger brick. Pretty much all day shooting, though yet to pull it through an 18 hour day.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Ive read that the BP-970 has issues with the C300 and curious if its the same case with the C100 and I mean electronically not cosmetically. I've been looking at the Swit battery that has an attachment to charge a light or power a monitor but I ended up buying a BP-955 for $155 brand new to be safe.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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Ive read that the BP-970 has issues with the C300 and curious if its the same case with the C100 and I mean electronically not cosmetically.
Perhaps I should point out I'm using the BP-975 at almost 10x the cost (ouch, ouch, ouch) of the BP-970 derivatives that pop up on a google search.

I heard that the bigger battery didn't provide 'minutes left', just the little battery icons, and I'm guessing that's for the 970. The 975 reports minutes left, and should tell jokes and make me a tea in the morning for what it cost.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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The 975 reports minutes left, and should tell jokes and make me a tea in the morning for what it cost.
ahahah that is a good 1. I found the BP-975 for $170 in a google search just now and I realized I should have done a bit more research before buying the 955 from B&H and the 970G for $90. I may just buy another battery so I can have a total of 3 and not have to worry about recharging until the end of the shoot.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #6
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Matt - the big battery doesn't make it uncomfortable to use the EVF (if pressed up against your face like people say you need to)? I'd quite happily get more bang for my buck if it doesn't interfere with shooting ... a fe more grams ain't a big deal I don't think.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #7
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The big battery poses absolutely no problem for me. Like many new owners, I've got used to cocking my head to one side to use the EVF, and my bag (ThinkTank Airport Acceleration) is squishy enough to adapt to the bigger 'booty' battery if it's fitted.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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Ive read that the BP-970 has issues with the C300 and curious if its the same case with the C100 and I mean electronically not cosmetically. I've been looking at the Swit battery that has an attachment to charge a light or power a monitor but I ended up buying a BP-955 for $155 brand new to be safe.
There are no issues regarding the BP-970 and the C300....

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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #9
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There are no issues regarding the BP-970 and the C300....

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Well I'll be damned for buying another BP-955. Probably gonna buy a 970 or 975 so I can have a full day of power
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Old January 10th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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Crap. I just got mine today, might send back the 2nd BP955 for the bigger one.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #11
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Re: Battery Size - C100

I thought hard about battery size on my C100 - yeah, I know, I should get a life!

In the end I went with 3 x Canon BP-955 as I wanted to keep things as small profile/compact and light as possible, after all that's one of the advantages of having this type of camera.

Sure, not the most economical way of powering but at least its one less variable with balance set-up if I use the C100 on my Steadicam if all my batteries are the same - not had time to try that yet!

I have also been amazed at how long the small batteries last!
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Old January 11th, 2013, 03:02 AM   #12
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In the end I went with 3 x Canon BP-955 as I wanted to keep things as small profile/compact and light as possible, after all that's one of the advantages of having this type of camera... I have also been amazed at how long the small batteries last!
I second that. 3 BP-955s for me, no regrets. They last for hours - I'd choose the same configuration again if I were starting over.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #13
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Careful with batteries that aren't the 955/975 for C100.

At least in my case, the C100 will not operate for more than 2 seconds with the 925/945 (more older batteries).

I'm using the 955 and 975 without any difficulty. I don't mind the protruding 975. I'd rather not have to worry about time running out.
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