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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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Best High Capacity Battery for the HVX200

I saw the Panasonic CGA-D54s with a price of 139 on one English website and yet when I googled this model of battery I seen it for 22-25 on other sites.

What is the best Battery and what is the best price anyone on the net in UK/Ireland??
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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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i bought generic 5600 battereis from ebay for $80AUD and they outlast my panas by about an hour..
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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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These guys ship worldwide, I have six of them and they work great. They are around $30US...They are also rated 6000mah, but who knows there....

http://cgi.ebay.com/FOR-PANASONIC-CR...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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These guys ship worldwide, I have six of them and they work great. They are around $30US...They are also rated 6000mah, but who knows there....

http://cgi.ebay.com/FOR-PANASONIC-CR...QQcmdZViewItem
Their claimed capacity is way higher than actual. We bought a number of them, they test about 2/3 of their sticker number.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #5
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Their claimed capacity is way higher than actual. We bought a number of them, they test about 2/3 of their sticker number.
Why would you buy some of them if you sell your own?

http://www.dolgin.net/battery.htm

Seems like these generic batteries may bite into your business. For the money I think they are a deal.

I did a basic load test on the generics I have (cost $30) and they lasted 240 and 260 minutes respectively. I did the same load test on my Panasonic battery and it lasted 280, better. I did the test multiple times. All batteries are similar in age and workload.

Panasonic better ? I would hope so. Worth the difference ($70 or $90 vs $30) - No. They LOOK identical, my questions is - are they ? Does Specialized Communications make they own batteries ? In their back room ? Come on, we all know Specialized, DVXUSER, etc, all are just purchased generically somewhere and relabled with their label. ALL of these batteries, including the generics, have a ONE year warranty...

My experience is that I can buy three generics for almost the same price as one Specialized or Panasonic and get almost the same usage. . ..
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Old April 12th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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Ha Ha The reason is when we bought them we did not look for high capacity, but consistency; needed a lot of them to test the chargers that we make. Each charger needs 4 batteries, we test several at the same time. About 20% of them were sent back immediately as they did not test even to 50% of their label claim. 2 or 3 died early death after about 10 - 20 cycles. A few Sony style disintegrated within a week as their round shape contact pins got loose and popped out.
As far as the other brands, they are not the same. Lenmar has 3 years warranty for example, and while they cost more than the "EBAY" ones, they are much less expansive than the Panasonics.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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You can say what you will since you sell batteries but buying these things are like buying a pig in a poke. I dont believe -with respect to these type batteries - you always 'get what you pay for' - based on my experience.
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thing with battery life is that it all dependson yoru recording cariables.. LCD vs EVF, Auto vs Manual, OIS on or off, 25/24p or interlaced (yes this DOES effect perfromance... ie, CPU grunt)
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Old April 12th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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I have 4 of these and they work GREAT!

http://www.spec-comm.com/store/index...products_id=80
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