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Old March 30th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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HV20 real battery times

I know that one of the things I'm going to miss from my A1U is the ability to have it munch on a huge battery that gave me a good 300 minutes worth of juice. I've used it all day on just that one battery and sometimes two days.

Anyway, what should I expect from the HV20 and does *anyone* make a bigger battery than the 2L14?
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Old March 30th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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Anyway, what should I expect from the HV20 and does *anyone* make a bigger battery than the 2L14?
I'm sure they can make it bigger, but how are you going
to use the viewfinder? :)

For what it's worth, I got roughly 80 minutes of nonstop
recording.(using the flip-out LCD at bright setting)
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Old March 30th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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You can also get a pocket full of 2L14's. They are small and light. Only $14 a pop here:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/user_sal...lot_id=3220693
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Old March 30th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #4
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You can also get a pocket full of 2L14's. They are small and light. Only $14 a pop here:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/user_sal...lot_id=3220693
I would never use a "3rd party" for any camera/camcorder that I own... :) The genuine Canon 2L14s are only $50 each....
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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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I must admit....most of the "3rd party" batteries I've bought have been crap. Now I just buy OEM batteries.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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I have had good results using Lenmar brand on my Sony VX2000 and my FX1. I actual had a couple of Sony oems go bad on me.. We will see with my coming HV20.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #7
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I must admit....most of the "3rd party" batteries I've bought have been crap. Now I just buy OEM batteries.
I've had some good, some not so good. FWIW - I ordered a genuine Canon 2L14 with my HV20.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:03 AM   #8
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For the HV10 I grabbed some BP-315 on ebay for liek $8 each... they work... they don't work as long as the Impact brand (Was like $40) but they work longer than the stock battery... probably 1.5 hours... I have 2 of those and the impact (Impact maybe does 2 hours)... stock battery might get 1...

So I got about 6 hours for my batterys which is enough...
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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:27 AM   #9
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Thank you guys. I had already written off using the viewfinder. The nice thing about the HC1/A1U was that the viewfinder tilted up so that it could be used even if there was a huge battery.

6 hours on one battery is great Joe!!! Too bad that the HV10 batteries are not compatible with the HV20.

thanks again,
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Old April 1st, 2007, 11:59 AM   #10
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Has anyone used the Impact 2L14s yet?

BH has em for only $35.

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Old April 2nd, 2007, 08:21 AM   #11
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6 hours on one battery is great Joe!!! Too bad that the HV10 batteries are not compatible with the HV20.
I think he meant he got 6 hours combined battery time. I think. Right?
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 08:57 AM   #12
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Has anyone used the Impact 2L14s yet?
i got one impact 2l14 and it works great. i've been fairly impressed with the battery life even with the stock battery. i've been getting about 90min rec time out of the 2l13 and a little more than 2 hrs out of the impact 2l14. and thats putting the cam on the tripod hitting record and walking away. as soon as payday comes round i'll be picking up a couple more of those too. as a side note i've been using the battery charger that came with my rebel xt(uses NB-2Lh's), and it appears to work fine for charging these bats
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FYI, I stopped at a Fry's here in Dallas and they have the Canon Optura/Elura accessory kit on the clearance rack....normally $99 now $9....it includes a soft carrying case, BP-2L14 battery, and one DVM-E60 DV tape. The battery is the 'genuine' Canon...so it says on the packaging.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #14
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C.S. Michael,

By 'crap' you mean they don't last as long as expected or did you have other problems? B&H were out of Impact batteries so I ordered the original Canon model. I'm looking at Ebay/Amazon and I see a couple with the same specs but higher mAh rating. Incidentally, my ZR200 and HV20 have the same kind of power adapter. Only the capacity appears to be different between batteries. You can tell by the size of the pack, which helps to not mix them up.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 09:59 AM   #15
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Incidentally, my ZR200 and HV20 have the same kind of power adapter. Only the capacity appears to be different between batteries. You can tell by the size of the pack, which helps to not mix them up.
BTW - All us Rebel XT owners can also use that battery charger with the HV20 batteries.
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