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Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh)

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  • For EOS-1D, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II & 1D Mark II Digital Cameras

The Canon NP-E3 Rechargeable NiMH Battery works for Canon EOS-1D, 1DS & 1D Mark II digital cameras. It features no memory effect that lets you recharge partially drained batteries without reducing performance.

Chemistry Nickel-Metal Hydride
Output Voltage 12v
Capacity 1650 mAh
Dimensions 5.0 x 1.4 x 2.7"
Weight 10.5 oz (300g)
Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh)
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    CanonNP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh)
     
    4.8

    (based on 137 reviews)

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      (22)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (108)
    • Durable (87)
    • Easy to use (72)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Long-lasting (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (18)
    • Not durable (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (78)
    • Travel (51)
    • Landscape photography (43)
    • Portraits (42)
    • Studio (42)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (69), Semi-professional (43), Enthusiast (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best of the Best (probably)

    The thing to understand about this battery is that the internal Ni-MH cells are NOT the new (Low Self Discharge) cells. So, when it arrives "out of the...Read complete review

    The thing to understand about this battery is that the internal Ni-MH cells are NOT the new (Low Self Discharge) cells. So, when it arrives "out of the box," it is NOT charged up. Oh, there is a small "latent" charge in the battery (it is actually a Ni-MH battery pack), but not much.So, what I did was attach it to the Canon NC-E2 charger and, rather than hit the "Charge" button, I hit the "Refresh" button (amber light). Then, the NC-E2 charger "bottoms out" the "latent" charge, takes it down to (some un-defined) low voltage, and then AUTOMATICALLY switches over to "Charge" (red light), and charges up the battery (pack).I've only shot about 200 images with it (RAW + Small JPEG) on an EOS-1Ds (11.1), but it is going strong. I've also been using the battery (pack) quite a bit looking at images, updating firmware, etc. So, the battery (pack) is getting lots of use.Also, as an OEM Canon product, the dual locking mechanism works flawlessly, complete with moisture seal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tight fit. Beware.

    If you want a reliable battery for your Canon camera, look no further than the NP-E3. There is no reliable substitute. However, due to the tightness of the battery fit and subsequent need...Read complete review

    If you want a reliable battery for your Canon camera, look no further than the NP-E3. There is no reliable substitute. However, due to the tightness of the battery fit and subsequent need to use a little more force than what should be necessary to install the battery in your camera, be careful not break off the locking tab. This happened with my previous Canon NP-E3 battery. It wasn't the end of the world as I was able to still lock the battery in place using the detached tab. It just meant that I had to use sticky tape over the tab to prevent from losing it.

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    2.0

    Battery somewhat disappointing

    By Skeeter Flash

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Charge Hold

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

        As a professional - My original Canon battery lasted thousands of shots over many years. I was happy to see they were still being offered when my original battery finally failed. When my new battery arrived I followed the directions super carefully. After using for only a month I find that it dies rather quickly. I tried everything. I still use it, however I can't depend on it for very long. I may have just got a bad one, so my advice is to check it out carefully when purchased so you can return it within the proper time table if you receive a bad one.

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        5.0

        Great lasting battery

        By Chrispphotog

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

        I've had two of these since 2005 and I Just barely had to buy a 3rd one. I photograph skateboarding so that's a lot of frames. 2005-2014... That tells me reliability!

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        5.0

        Superior to Aftermarket

        By DPLLC

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Professional

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        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

          I tried an aftermarket brand costing about on-third the price and got one-third the life and occasional intermittent connects. Have shot over 700 RAW images with the Canon NP-E3 and it still shows a full charge. If I get the same life out of this battery as my original batteries it is well worth the investment.

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          5.0

          Definitely a quality product

          By Mediaball

          from North Dakota

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Sports Photography

            Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

            I have been fighting with copycat batteries for my Mark II for nearly a year before I decided to look for a quality product. The first place I looked was B&H because of positive experiences in the past. I wasn't disappointed, I charged up the battery and was up and running again in no time. I do sports photography for the local paper and wanted something that would take vigorous use and I found it.

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            5.0

            Only one

            By macdawg

            from Prescott, AZ

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            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                I've purchased the off-brand NP-E3 batteries hoping to save a buck. They didn't hold charges and were "sloppy" in the battery compartment. The off-brands now sit on the shelf and wait recycling. My recommendation is to spend the money upfront and don't by the cheap imitations.

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                5.0

                Spare Battery

                By Dr. Photographer

                from Lexington, KY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                  It is priceless to have a spare battery. Had a generic one and it failed, I'm glad to have another genuine Canon back-up battery.

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                  5.0

                  Canon NP-E3 Battery

                  By Jimmy T

                  from New York

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                    Lasts a long time on a full charge.

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                    5.0

                    Canon Bset By Test!

                    By Danpbphoto

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                      This was another OEM replacement for a 1st place NON-OEM battery for my 1DsMKII as a backup.
                      I still have and my original Canon battery is working excellant after 9 years. The "back-up" non Canon was 3 years old and completely died. Would not hold any charge. So I bit the bullet and bought another OEM battery.

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                      5.0

                      NP-E3 NiMH Battery

                      By steveg

                      from Los Gatos, CA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                        This battery when new, really holds a charge! I can shoot for several days, without reaching for a replacement. I especially like the fact that there's no longer a memory effect with this battery, so if you want to get a full charge, and you still have 2/3 charge left, you don't have to worry about reducing it's long term battery life. I've had several of these batteries, and have always been pleased with their durability, and reliability.

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                        5.0

                        Real deal worth the money

                        By Greg

                        from Lampooned, Maine

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                          I have tried the generic replacement batteries for my 1ds with out much luck. Though they cost allot less and held a charge, it only took a couple of weeks for the cases to separate and the connection to the charger to lose the connection.
                          The NP-E3 is worth the money. It is made by Canon for Canon, is durable and well constructed.

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                          4.0

                          sticking with Canon parts

                          By Alex

                          from Bakersfield, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Photojournalism

                          Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                          I am a working freelance photojournalist and I was thinking of cutting corners and purchasing a of brand battery replacement. B&H representative advised against it and I am glad I took his advice.

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                          5.0

                          Canon Reliability

                          By George

                          from New York City

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                            Since I am a Professional photographer my equipment has to function perfectly. I have tried other batteries but they never last as long or perform as well as the Canon versions. Sure they cost more but that reliability is what is so important. Worst thing is to have a battery fail when it is most needed. I shoot Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, I can't afford to loose any shots. Spend the extra money it is worth it.

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                            5.0

                            Forget the replacement, go for Canon!!!

                            By Jrayporter

                            from Cushing, ok

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                            Was trying to save money, so went with the replacement brand only to be plauged with problems. Returned it and paid the difference for the real brand. With this style battery, stick with Canon, it's worth the price.

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                            4.0

                            Canon NP-E3 battery

                            By jd1538

                            from Baltimore

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                Purchased this to have a back-up for my 1dsMKii. Product fits securely in camera and maintains the OE weatherproofing. Can't compare battery life to aftermarket versions as I only have OE Canon batteries for this camera. Charges within times indicated in owners manual and performs as well if not better than run times listed in specifications. Had to knock off a star for the price (it's the same everywhere so not an issue with B&H or any other retailer). Kind of dated battery technology to still command such a premium from Canon.

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                                5.0

                                Works as it should

                                By Brad

                                from New Mexico

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                  I bought a used camera awhile back that came with a used battery. It was getting a little frustrating how poorly it held its charge so I ordered a brand new one. It works great (as it should) and I swear the camera actually works better with it.

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                                  5.0

                                  No surprise, it works.

                                  By Chris

                                  from Montreal

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                      I put it on the charger for a couple of hours, slid it into the camera, then went into my studio to get some work done. 'Nuf said.

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                                      3.0

                                      Tight fit. Beware.

                                      By lt424

                                      from San Francisco

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Use
                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                      If you want a reliable battery for your Canon camera, look no further than the NP-E3. There is no reliable substitute. However, due to the tightness of the battery fit and subsequent need to use a little more force than what should be necessary to install the battery in your camera, be careful not break off the locking tab. This happened with my previous Canon NP-E3 battery. It wasn't the end of the world as I was able to still lock the battery in place using the detached tab. It just meant that I had to use sticky tape over the tab to prevent from losing it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Consider rebuilding you old pack

                                      By Paul M. Walsh

                                      from Duluth MN

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                          There is nothing like the Original Canon Battery pack. Consider that there are many Generic substitutes out there also. Many of the Generic battery packs have 2000mAh or 2200mAh compared to the Factory 1650mAh battery packs. The thing to consider is that the hardware that attaches the battery to your camera is often cheaply made. But you can exchange this piece from your Factory Canon Battery. The other option is that you can also take the battery to a battery store and you can get it rebuilt with 2400mAh or 2700mAh batteries The battery pack contains 10 1.2V cells, and they can be replaced. Don't get stuck with dead batteries...they are a life saver...

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                                          5.0

                                          Buy from the manufacturer

                                          By OldSchoolCharlie

                                          from Michigan

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                                                Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                                I use this for my 1Ds Mark II. You don't want to go generic on batteries. Spend the extra bucks (you bought the camera, right?) and get the battery that sits in the cradle properly and holds a great charge.That is, if you want the weather sealing to serve its purpose (up here in the Great North we sure need it).

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                                                5.0

                                                Canon as advertised

                                                By upswhales

                                                from Louisville, KY

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use

                                                  Comments about Canon NP-E3 NiMH Battery (12v 1650mAh):

                                                  As usual Canon delivers a great product. Perfect fit in my MK IIn.

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