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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 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (48)
  • Reliable (48)
  • Fast charge (44)
  • Easy to install (34)
  • Solid construction (34)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (16)
  • Pricey (6)

Best Uses

  • Professional (26)
  • Back-up (16)
  • Travel (13)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Digital photography (12)
    • 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 (35), Semi-pro photographer (16), Tech savvy (14), Film professional (13), Aspiring film maker (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

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 batteries!

By Jon the producer

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Photography

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

    These batteries hold a great charge and matched the description. I always love to put authentic panasonic batteries in my camera.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Reliable and Dependable

    By Run & Gun Shooter

    from Abilene, Texas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slow Recharge

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery

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

    I was watching my expenses when I made the transition from Panasonic HVX 200 to the AJ PX270, so buying another battery seemed costly until I found this battery. The price was perfect and saved me quite a bit, giving me much needed peace of mind while out in the field that I won't run out of battery power in the middle of a shoot. I work in horrible conditions and this battery is holding up perfectly. It's already been subjected to intense cold, wet snow, dust and rain... and I got plenty of footage to prove it ! You'll be happy with this battery !

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    • No

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    5.0

    Best price for a great product

    By Jenna

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography

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

      We didn't want to cheap out and get an off-brand battery pack for our camera, and B&H had the best price by far for the Panasonic brand.

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      • No

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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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              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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                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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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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                        • 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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