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Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

B&H # PACGRD54 Mfr # CGAD54S/1H
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Product Highlights
  • For Select Panasonic Mini DV Camcorders

Panasonic's CGA-D54 is a battery designed to work with select Panasonic MiniDV digital Palmcorders. Its lithium-ion technology can power your camera for up to 9 hours. This battery is immune from "memory" effect; so you can fully recharge it any time you like and there's no need to wait for it to drain completely.

Chemistry Lithium-ion
Output Voltage 7.2 V
Capacity 5400 mAh
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Warranty Not specified by manufacturer

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PanasonicCGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
 
4.7

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (45)
  • Reliable (45)
  • Fast charge (42)
  • Easy to install (31)
  • Solid construction (31)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (15)
  • Pricey (6)

Best Uses

  • Professional (26)
  • Back-up (16)
  • Travel (13)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Digital photography (10)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      50% 

      (3 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (14), Tech savvy (14), Film professional (13), Aspiring film maker (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid choice

When I purchased my HVX-200 it came with a CGR-D54 LI battery, I was convinced that I would not even use it since I have a bunch of Anton Bauer Dionic 90's....Read complete review

When I purchased my HVX-200 it came with a CGR-D54 LI battery, I was convinced that I would not even use it since I have a bunch of Anton Bauer Dionic 90's. My thought was that I would just buy an adapter and use them to save money.
The more that I used the Panasonic battery that came with the camera, the more I realized that it was pro quality, it charged quickly and often could power my camera for the whole shoot. Panasonic was also really thinking when they designed the P2 store to use the same battery as well- I now have two and they are all that I need for 90% of my shoots.
I used the Dionics as back-up!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I've Only Tried This Battery

I have a Panasonic HVX200 and so I bought this as an extra battery.

So far, I have only used my camera with MiniDV tapes and the battery life seems to...Read complete review

I have a Panasonic HVX200 and so I bought this as an extra battery.

So far, I have only used my camera with MiniDV tapes and the battery life seems to be about 4-5hours.

Hopefully using P2 cards will extend the life of the battery.

It's a small and stylish battery that fits nicely in a camera bag.

Very simple to use.

Charging this takes a couple of hours.

Have not used any other brands yet, so I can't compare this with others, but so far it seems to be a pretty solid battery.

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5.0

GREAT FOR THE PRICE

By TJ

from CALIFORNIA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

LAST LONG

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5.0

very good product

By Manolete

from San antonio tx

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

      I use this battery for recording weddings.
      it last the whole weddding

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      • No

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      5.0

      Long lasting as always!

      By Rick

      from Allentown, PA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Recharge
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

          I found that when using camera batteries for my panasonic video cameras... the only ones that last are the Panasonic L-ION variety. I tried 3rd party batteries in the past and have always been disapointed. These work great and last long!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Rock solid steady performance.

          By timtya2go

          from riverside, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up

            Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

            I use this battery for my Panasonic AG-AC90 camera. The charge lasts for many many hours. Sure, the fact there is no tape drive mechanism involved, but the OIS is motorized. This battery charges and runs cool, and once charged, it just seems to go on forever. The rating says up to nine hours, but I wonder if it'll go longer without OIS on?
            I am happy to have two of these batteries for my camera, I don't see any reason to ever run out of juice with two batteries. Unless I buy another camera.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Solid autonomy.

            By Derek

            from Sao Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Back Up

            Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

            4 stars because the price is to high. The brand make the most difference for such a high price. Anyway, the quality is very good.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Big Dog Media TV

            from Marine City, Michigan

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Slow Recharge

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

              Batteries last a long time - better than the aftermarket ones. Big enough to last long but small enough to handle. Highly recommend.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I Recommend This Battery

              By epop

              from Florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Fast Recharge
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                  This is a genuine Panasonic battery, designed to work with Panasonic's MiniDV camcorders. I use it to power my AG-HVX200 and it provides about 7 hours of operation. Sure, you can find cheaper battery replacements, but I trust Panasonic and I won't use substitutes.

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                  5.0

                  Felt more comfortable buying OEM

                  By wavereflections

                  from New Hampshire

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                  Although there are less expensive compatible versions out there, I somehow felt more comfortable going with the OEM product with the recent purchase of my HPX250. Perhaps next time I'll try a compatible version.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  long shooting hours

                  By JTVideo

                  from Durham, NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up
                    • Digital Photography
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                    very good

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    The right battery

                    By Stryker

                    from Zebulon, NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Field Monitor
                      • Video

                      Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                      Holds a charge very well. I use it in my AC90 and in my Small HD AC7 field monitor. Works like a champ!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      And Another...

                      By Nine20

                      from Portland, OR.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up

                        Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                        Simply just bought another battery for my Panasonic camera.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Product

                        By dk

                        from tx

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography

                          Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                          Second of these that I've purchased and the reliability is solid. product used to power HD Video camera on remote assignments.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Bad batch - not covered under warranty!!

                          By Disappointed

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                Purchased 5 of these from B&H five months ago (12.23.11). 1 of the 5 doesn't work at all anymore. 2 of the 5 batteries will not work anymore on any of the 3 Panasonic cameras we have (DVX100, HVX200, HPX170). Nor will they charge on the Panasonic chargers. They will charge on a Dolgin charger though and they work just fine on our Marshall monitor that has a Panasonic battery back. I thought I was avoiding these types of problems by paying top dollar for genuine Panasonic product, but maybe it's not worth it and I'll have to reconsider buying Pearstone or similar. Anybody else have similar issues?

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                                5.0

                                its avery usefull product

                                By Jeremy the photo boy

                                from Bogota, Colombia

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back Up
                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                  this a very usefull product
                                  this product cover all my expectations

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Wroks great

                                  By Video Guy

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                      Name brand is the way to go.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      OEM Best

                                      By Trent

                                      from Cayucos CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Solid Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Videography

                                        Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                        Professional Videographer.
                                        Replacing generic third party batteries.
                                        Generic battery cases cracked after a year and a half.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent battery!

                                        By Nasher

                                        from Hollywood, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Fast Recharge
                                        • Long-Lasting
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photography

                                          Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                          Panasonic products are the best!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Long run time

                                          By Steve

                                          from Cleveland Ohio

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Recharge
                                          • Long-Lasting
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Solid Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                            Use this with my Panasonic HVX 200. I shoot live events, weddings, and cooperate video. Can last me a whole day on most shoots.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Good battery

                                            By Gouldvideo

                                            from Long Beach, CA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Install
                                            • Fast Recharge
                                            • Long-Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Back Up
                                              • Digital Photography
                                              • Portrait Photography

                                              Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                              Fits well, last all day, charges real quick.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • Yes

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                                              5.0

                                              Great battery

                                              By Marcos Rocha

                                              from SJCampos, Brazil

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Panasonic CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

                                                    Excelent battery ! For long use, verry good !

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • Yes

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