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Old May 26th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anybody uses more than one extra battery? Besides the stock, i bought a BP2L14 but thought if i would need another one. Ebay has many on sale for pretty good prices for third party battery, so is it worth it to buy one there with a charger too.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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Be careful with third party batteries. The pins were moved on my HV-10 due to an alignment problem. I am sticking with Canon for my HV-10


I purchased a CANON battery for my HV-20 as well.

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I was wondering if anybody uses more than one extra battery? Besides the stock, i bought a BP2L14 but thought if i would need another one. Ebay has many on sale for pretty good prices for third party battery, so is it worth it to buy one there with a charger too.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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I got a 3rd party BP-2L14 battery (cheapest option in Pricegrabber). Seems to work OK.
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Old May 27th, 2007, 07:32 AM   #4
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I'm using extra batteries from SterlingTek, they work great and are available at a good price. I've had no problems using them in a variety of digital cameras and camcorders. They're mentioned frequently here and on other discussion groups with positive feedback.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #5
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Do you think that having two batteries are enough to use on a regular basis? I have the stock and the BP2L14 batteries, but not sure if that would be sufficient. I haven't used the camcorder enough to know whether two batteries would be sufficient.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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It depends on how long you are going to shoot before recharging them. For me most of the time having the stock and one BP-2L14 is enough. But I am probably going to get one more BP-2L14 just to be safe.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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I get about 55min shooting time with the standard battery and about 85 min with the Canon BP 2L14. I'm using the LCD on the extra-bright setting and zoom often.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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The 3rd party on ebay get about 60 minutes (the BP-315 I think it is) for the HV10... whereas the Impact $40 one I bought gets 90 minutes...

One of the 3rd party is a little touchy and sometimes it doesn't charge... other one is perfect.

regardless I think I paid $18 for 2 of them... vs. $40 for the impact and like $80 for an "official" canon one...

I'd just grab a bunch of the cheap 3rd party ones to be honest... unless you have the spare funds...
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