I just wanted to pass along a brief word of advice regarding digital camera batteries: stick with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)! I have a Canon D-SLR, and I purchased along with it an extra Impact-branded 7.4 volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Fast forward to 1.5 years later – when I’m in the middle of an assignment – and I load up my fully-charged spare Impact battery only to discover that it has failed: dead! It held no charge and the camera was non-responsive. The Canon-branded battery – bought at the same time and used roughly the same – is still perfectly fine.
As you can see over at B&H’s reviews of this battery, I’m just one of many to experience early failure with this battery. Pay the extra $20-22 (at B&H) and get the Canon brand.
Paying less can actually cost you more in the long run 😉
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