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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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Battery life & alternatives?

Maybe it's too early to be asking this, but can anyone speculate on how long these cameras will run using the stock Canon batteries? What battery options will work if you want longer run times?
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Canon USA told me to expect about seven hours from a BP-970G, the most powerful battery they currently have. Either camera ships with a BP-950G, good for about five hours. Based on that info, power consumption seems to be about the same as the XL H1.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #3
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:09 AM   #5
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Forgive me for being blind, but where will be battery connect to the cameras? The rear views show a covered backend, is that a door or something?

Edit: just noticed the "hidden battery" feature in the press release.

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Old July 27th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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Old July 27th, 2006, 06:50 PM   #8
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Battery?

I looked at the pictures and seached for an answer but I just don't see where the battery goes or is they nuclear powered.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #9
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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #10
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Thanks Chris. I missed that part where the battery in on the inside of the camera via a battery door on the back.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:41 AM   #11
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Batteries stored internally?

Love the ideat that the batteries on the A1/G1 are stored internally, especially during bitter cold NY winter days. But, does this affect the ability to make longer lasting batteries? For example, the higher capacity BP-945 for the XL-H1 is physically a much larger battery.

I see Canon has two new battery offerings for the XH series: the BP-950G and BP-970G, but, there are no details yet.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #12
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Hi Michael,

Actually the BP-950G and 970G were introduced last year with the XL H1. So they're nothing new for the XH series. The 950G is the same size as the older BP-930, and the 970G is the same size as the older 945. The internal battery well in the XH A1 and G1 will accomodate the larger BP-970G. That battery provides about seven hours of recording time. I seriously doubt that Canon will ever make a larger form factor batt than the 970G. The XH cams ship with a BP-950G. That's about five hours of recording time right out of the box. Hope this helps,
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Old September 8th, 2006, 08:27 PM   #13
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Battery compartment revealed

Here's what's behind the battery compartment door. The BP-950G has been pulled halfway out. The larger BP-970G fits easily. Note the SD card slot just above.
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