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Leica Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • 3.7V, 1860 mAh
  • 575 Exposures on a Charge
  • 200 Minutes to Charge
  • For M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P, Monochrom

The powerful Leica Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras has the capacity for about 575 exposures (as per CIPA test conditions) and only takes 200 minutes to charge in the Leica battery charger. It is for the Leica M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P and M Monochrom cameras.

Compatibility
Compatible with the M8, M8.2, M9, M9-P, Monochrom Digital Cameras
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Capacity 1860mAh
Output Voltage 3.7v
Dimensions 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.4"
Weight 1.2 oz
Leica Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras
     
    4.6

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (43)
    • Solid construction (37)
    • Easy to install (35)
    • Fast charge (34)
    • Long-lasting (27)

    Cons

    • Loses charge quickly (7)
    • Slow recharge (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (32)
    • Digital photography (32)
    • Travel (22)
    • Photography (12)
    • Portrait photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does the job

    Purchased a spare battery for my M9. I have three Leica M batteries, all work as advertised. I would like for Leica to figure out a way to squeeze longer life out of...Read complete review

    Purchased a spare battery for my M9. I have three Leica M batteries, all work as advertised. I would like for Leica to figure out a way to squeeze longer life out of the batteries. They are about twice the cost of a battery for my 5D Mark II, and about half the life. Other than that quibble, the batteries have been reliable and decent performers. Definitely recommend these over the generic/third party M batteries.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not powerful enough!

    While small and convenient there is not enough power in these compared to Canon and Nikon batteries. I need a battery that lasts a few days. The Leica battery is dead in a day...Read complete review

    While small and convenient there is not enough power in these compared to Canon and Nikon batteries. I need a battery that lasts a few days. The Leica battery is dead in a day of heavy shooting and LCD viewing. I would have hoped that with the new M9 a more powerful battery would have come too. There is no other option for the M8 & M9 but these batteries and you will still need to buy them but I hope Leica gets the message and makes a more powerful battery.

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    5.0

    No Substitute for the Real Thing

    By Ed

    from Mundelein, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Fast Recharge
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Runs Down Quickly In Use

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

    The Leica M-9 is notoriously for discharging batteries quickly. I get between 150 and 300 shots before a fresh battery is needed, even if I turn the camera off between uses. There are inexpensive clones, but none have the life of the genuine Leica battery, and some fail after a few charges. Why take a chance on missing the shot? I carry two spares, and will probably increase that number in the near future.

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    5.0

    Necessary for M-E

    By Dan in Vancouver

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography

      Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

      Necessary for M-E as 2nd battery. Reliable

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      • No

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      3.0

      Expensive Backup

      By Jim

      from texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Travel

          Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

          As a backup for travel

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          • No

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          5.0

          No choice for Leica owners

          By SingSangSung

          from New York

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Fast Recharge
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Loses Charge Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

          I own M8 and I used to have bunch of bulk batteries from random places.
          I can say this is the best of all the batteries for M8, but as other Leica products it is pricy.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Strong Performer!

          By Robert

          from Campbell, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Photography
            • Portrait Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

            Strong performing battery from Leica! I believe this is improved over the first gen Leica batteries that were released just based on my casual observance of the battery life. Buy an extra battery now while Leica is still supplying these!

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            5.0

            Excellent!!!

            By Robert

            from Campbell, CA

            Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

            Holds a good reliable charge!!! A must for Leica M8 & M9 users! I have 4 of these for long vacations.

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            5.0

            Works as advertised - great recharger

            By Jean

            from San Francisco

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Digital Photography
              • Photography
              • Portrait Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

              Quick and powerful battery and recharger

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lightweight and Long Lasting

              By PWH

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography

                Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                Rather expensive battery (but is is a Leica) but it charges fast and lasts on all day shoots.

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                • No

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                5.0

                long life battery

                By nancy

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                  I have 2 of these batteries and they last so long I never am caught without power. Very compact and tough.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  It is what it is

                  By ChrisHal4D

                  from Fort Lee NJ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                  Leica M batteries aren't the best in the industry, and they seem too expensive for the performance, but they work and are reliable.
                  Necessary evil.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Spare!

                  By M

                  from Aliso Viejo, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up
                    • Digital Photography
                    • Photography
                    • Portrait Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                    Flawless performance

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Trust Leica

                    By j0rdane

                    from New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                      Leica battery pack for M8 and M9. It works as Leica does.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Replace your batteries

                      By Ruben

                      from Mexico City

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                            I had 3 batteries for my M8, recently I read something about replacing old batteries for newer. I just did, and the difference is remarkable.
                            If your batteries are 2 or more years old I totally recommend doing so. Specially on 2006 to 2009. They are much better.
                            Dispose the old ones properly.

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                            5.0

                            a must have

                            By halfmoonray

                            from Orange County, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                an extra battery for the m9 is a must have

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Carry a spare

                                By Hal

                                from Ottawa

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install

                                Cons

                                • Slow Recharge

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                  The battery capacity is relatively small and one can run out of it very fast. Also, the recharge time is excessively long. Therefore, I definitely believe that one needs at least two of these batteries in spare. But, they are bit pricey.

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have for Leica M8 and M9

                                  By Loco Baka

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back Up
                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Photography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                    This battery lasts through several shooting sessions with the M8, even if the LCD screen is used intermittently. The battery is small and easy to carry as a second backup battery, although I have yet to need it when out shooting.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Battery!

                                    By el

                                    from Alberta, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Recharge
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back Up
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                      This battery is great for a few different reasons.
                                      It's small, long lasting and light. It's not long lasting when we compare it to a camera using a CMOS sensor, but the M's are CCD and use a lot more power. Hence why we need a spare battery...or two.

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                                      5.0

                                      Quick charging battery

                                      By Nicktheclick

                                      from Philadelphia

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Install
                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Solid Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Back Up
                                        • Digital Photography

                                        Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                        Leica M9 is hard on batteries. @nd battery is a must.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Value

                                        By dougberryimages

                                        from Sedona Arizona

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Digital Photography

                                          Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                          Compared to third party Batteries the Leica dedicated Battery last 20% longer from my experience

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                                          3.0

                                          Works fine, but drains pretty quickly

                                          By DAE

                                          from Seattle, WA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Loses Charge Quickly

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for Select Leica Digital Cameras:

                                              Clearly underpowered for the camera. With my 5dII I could go days without recharging, but with this camera and battery and relatively light use I basically need to recharge every day.

                                              I'd love to see a third party battery with more capacity.

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