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Leica BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera

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Leica BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera

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The Leica BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery is a high-capacity rechargeable battery that features lithium technology, which ensures maximum battery life and maximum power. It also features no memory effect that lets you recharge partially drained batteries without reducing performance.

Leica BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera
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    BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (8)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to install (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (7)
    • Everyday (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Primary battery (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    If you have an X1 you MUST have this!

    The length of battery power in an X1 is only about 200-250 photos. It takes over 2 hours to charge this battery. If you're going to use an X1 while traveling or for...Read complete review

    The length of battery power in an X1 is only about 200-250 photos. It takes over 2 hours to charge this battery. If you're going to use an X1 while traveling or for a long period "in the field", you've got to get an extra battery.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's a battery.

    To power a Leica X1. Battery life is pretty short.

    To power a Leica X1. Battery life is pretty short.

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    5.0

    Original and No Compromises

    By tonysg

    from Quezon City, Philippines

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

      Even if the original battery costs twice the price of a replacement, you are in effect paying for the quality control that the OEM Battery undergoes that merits the placement of the Leica brand in the battery. In the D-Lux Leica and LX Panasonic equivalents, these batteries are interchangeable because of the identical models by these two prestigious manufacturers but with the Leica X range, it is best to get the Leica brand.

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      5.0

      When Three's Not a Crowd

      By Rural Publisher

      from Warrenton, VA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

        Okay. It's a battery. There are other versions of this battery for less money available. But this a Leica battery that can be used in several different Leica cameras. Like some folk, I have a thing about using the battery made for its proper function—check the warranty for yourself—but that's my own bias.

        Apart from that, this battery was purchased after discovering that having only one spare wasn't enough for a day's worth of shooting when I was traveling last fall. I missed quite a few photographs because the two batteries I had were spent, especially after shooting a little video of gypsy jazz musicians performing in a piazza in Rome.

        So now I think I shall have enough backup power for an upcoming trip into the Southwest. Thanks, B&H for your quick and fantastic service!

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        5.0

        A little bit expensive

        By Eric

        from San Jose,CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

        For Leica x2, good to use but a little bit expensive..

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        5.0

        Glad to have it

        By Rural publisher

        from Warrenton, VA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

          Bought as a spare for a Leica X Vario. It certainly comes in handy, even though I don't use an EVF (neither Leica's nor its Olympus counterpart), which apparently requires more power and reduces the specified 350 shots (by some 100, according to a number of reviewers). Still, it's good to have in those unforeseen instances when a deired photograph is missed because there's no power to deliver it—even my father's 1970s-era Nikon film camera requires a lithium battery, and it has failed on occasion.As this battery is the same as that of the Leica X1 and X2, one can only assume that its life between charges will be shorter because of the power to operate the X Vario, especially if the AF is on more often than not or the EVF is preferred. I highly recommend the purchase of a second battery for those "just-in-case" instances.Hats off to B&H for providing these at a fair price.

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          4.0

          Battery is also for the Leica X2

          By Mike

          from Richmond, BC, Canada

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

            Despite the lack of mention in it's description, this battery is also for the Leica X2.

            Unlike 3rd party batteries, i've never had an official Leica battery swell up and jam in the camera, or fail in any way. They also seem to hold their charge very well for months on end. My only complaint is perhaps with the price, they are a fair bit more pricey than similar original batteries for other camera brands - but that's not unexpected, it is a Leica after all.

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            4.0

            Original Leica X1 Battery

            By Jls

            from Dubai, UAE.

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

            I just bought this battery for my X1 as 2nd battery, and after days of deciding whether to buy the original or the third party which is 3 times cheaper. But at the end I just don't want to bother about risking by having battery that might having issue (or might not) while I am shooting on my trips. I have using it few times and so far the battery performance is great and I am satisfy.

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            5.0

            vital importance

            By Gregory

            from Russia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Pricey
            • Takes Too Long To Charge

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

            You just need it you are a real photographer

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            • No

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            5.0

            a must have for X1

            By Maria D.

            from Moscow, Russia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

                Leica X1's battery charge is enough only for about 100 pictures if you shoot in 100% Jpeg+Raw mode. Therefore having an additional battery at hand is crucial. I bought one together with my Leica X1 and this proved to be the right decision.

                NB: it takes about 2 hours to have it fully charged.

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                5.0

                Necessary Expense

                By donquixote

                from Kauai, HI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery

                  Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

                  I expect to be some time without electrical power so I need a supply of back-up batteries for my X1. There are cheaper batteries, but I do not dare put one in my Leica!

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                  3.0

                  It's a battery.

                  By Chip

                  from East Coast, USA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short life

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery

                  Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

                  To power a Leica X1. Battery life is pretty short.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Leica x1 Battery

                  By JTori

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery

                  Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

                  An essential accessory for the x1, whose battery performance -- especially when shooting DNG + JPEG -- is decidedly compromised.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  If you have an X1 you MUST have this!

                  By garyabq

                  from Albuquerque New Mexico

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Takes Too Long To Charge

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Primary Battery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about BP-DC8 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica X1 Digital Camera:

                  The length of battery power in an X1 is only about 200-250 photos. It takes over 2 hours to charge this battery. If you're going to use an X1 while traveling or for a long period "in the field", you've got to get an extra battery.

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