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Amish Solanki March 19th, 2009 10:07 AM

Anyone know a good Canadian dealer to pickup these batteries from? I would prefer a 950 as the 970 is pretty heavy when it comes to using it on a glidecam.

Ayesha Khan March 26th, 2009 08:18 AM

American Batteries
hi there.

is it okay to buy batteries from the USA? They work out cheaper and i'll be going there in a couple of months.

Marc Theiler July 15th, 2009 12:20 AM

Battery Question - Very Important
I am leaving for a backcountry trip where I may be up to 30 days without being able to recharge any batteries. I have the Canon XH-A1 and I am looking for extra batteries.
I tried reading several pages on this thread and came away with nothing. So I would like a direct response and some advice. I sincerely appreciate it.

I am looking for roughly 4 additional 970 type batteries. I am leaning heavily toward brand X batteries because they are much cheaper. I've heard about the fitting problems, so I would like an off brand battery that fits properly and would work flawlessly in my XH-A1.

Also, will these batteries fit in the stock Canon charger or do I need to purchase a separate charter, if I need to buy a separate charger are they easy to obtain online?

Appreciate it guys!!!

Taky Cheung July 15th, 2009 11:04 PM

I have off brand BP970G batteries for sale and standard wallplug charger.

L.A. Color Shop | BP-970G Canon Compatible High Capacity Battery

I myself also use these batteries for my two XH-A1 and 6 of these batteries for a full day wedding shot. Each one last about 3 to 3.5 hours per charge continuous shooting with LCD on. It's been 2 years now and I can say the batteries are still holding charge very well. I'm very happy with the result. Best is, it's way cheaper than the original Canon brand.

Bill Busby July 15th, 2009 11:51 PM

I bought one of these from Taky about a year ago and I've had zero problems. I consistently get around 4 hrs per full charge, PLUS they fit like they should.

Marc Theiler July 16th, 2009 01:12 PM


I ordered 3 today.

Stephen F. Bodi August 19th, 2009 10:56 PM

my 2 cents
I just recently joined the forums here. I haven't read through the entire battery forum thread so I don't know if someone else mentioned this . I buy batteries from batteryvalues.com they have pretty good prices on high quality off brand batteries .

Colin McDonald September 22nd, 2009 10:08 AM

Original 2006 batteries still going strong?
Anyone who got their XH-A1 in 2006 care to comment on how the original Canon batteries are bearing up? I haven't noticed any dropoff in performance of mine yet (nearly two years) but I have a BP-970G in addition to the supplied one, and have a limited number of charge cycles. When do you think replacement will be required (and I'll fix a mortgage to get another Canon BP-970G).

Taky Cheung September 22nd, 2009 10:14 AM

I have been using the 4 third party BP-970G that I am selling since 2007 (using GL2). L.A. Color Shop | BP-970G Canon Compatible High Capacity Battery Consider I have about 30 to 40 weddings a year. They still hold charger very well. The Canon brand BP-970G is just way too expensive.

Bill Pryor September 22nd, 2009 10:25 AM

I got mine in 2006 and bought a second battery a few months later, same smaller one as the original. Both are still in perfect condition with no apparent dropoff in shelf life or service time.

Colin McDonald September 22nd, 2009 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by Taky Cheung (Post 1384564)
The Canon brand BP-970G is just way too expensive.

Nonsense, my boy. Just look at this great deal from Samuel King "Intelligent IT Solutions":


Manufacturer: Canon
Manufacturer Part # 0972B002AA

386.23 inc VAT
335.85 exc VAT
(335.85 British pounds sterling = 544.24 US dollars)


Hameed Aabid April 12th, 2010 01:15 AM

Yesterday I went to Michaels on Elizebeth street in Melbourne to get some pricing on batteries. They quote me some ridiculous amount for BP-950. Over 250.

Is there any problem with a replacement batteries? I found some for AU$50 or so on online shops.

Taky Cheung April 12th, 2010 08:51 AM

There're some generic brand batteries that are made with recycled cell. I have read some people also reported battery exploded or melted inside the camera. The BP-970G battery that we have are made with high quality battery cell. I myself am using them for my Xh-A1 for the last 3 years. They still hold charge and works well.

Hameed Aabid April 12th, 2010 06:14 PM

^ Postage to Australia for 1lbs is US$28.00 + the battery US$42.00. This totals to about AU$75.50.

I might order it from you, Takky. At least I know your staff is decent. There is no guarantee with these other online shops... the $28 shipping fee is the killer here... I think I can live with $10 difference... Besides, the one I can get here is only 6600mAh. I'd be glad if you manage to ship it asap once the order goes through. thanks

Edit: Just purchased one and chose "express international" shipping method $32. I have an engagement party to video on 25th. Last time I recharged my battery at dinner time... and used one camera only for about an hour....

Taky Cheung April 12th, 2010 07:12 PM

Thanks for ordering from us. We'll be shipping out the battery to you tmrw.

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