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JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh)

B&H # JVBNVG138 Mfr # BNVG138US
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Product Highlights
  • Powers HD & SD Everio Camcorders
  • High-Capacity Battery
  • Displays Remaining Battery Life on LCD

The JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh) is designed as a spare or replacement battery for HD and standard-definition Everio camcorders. This battery provides remaining battery power on your Everio's LCD screen so you're never caught off guard by a loss of power. The high-capacity BN-VG138 can power Everio cameras for up to 250 minutes of recording time, depending on model.

Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 3750mAh
Output Voltage 3.6V
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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JVCBN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh)
 
4.9

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (44)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Fast charge (19)
  • Good value (9)
  • Reliable (9)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (9)
  • Charges slowly (3)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (23)
  • Birthdays (19)
  • Parties (18)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Professional (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (22), Parent (10), Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (6), Technically challenged (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (50)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Small on size, Big on reliability

I'm using this battery in my JVC Everio GZ-HM870 video camera, and it's a marked step up on the standard battery supplied with this camera. The standard battery is a very small unit,...Read complete review

I'm using this battery in my JVC Everio GZ-HM870 video camera, and it's a marked step up on the standard battery supplied with this camera. The standard battery is a very small unit, providing only ~60mins of operational life before needing recharging for another 60 minutes. This new battery, however, provides over 3x the normal battery's life and is just over twice the size.

Compared to other upgraded batteries this one is overpowered and undersized for the job it does, which is provide the camera's very energy-hungry needs mostly via it's high-powered HD recording capabilities, large LCD screen, enormous zoom through the GT lens, widescreen performance, etc.

I've found this battery performs well doing it's designated tasks and takes a modest recharge time when it finally does get exhausted.

I'd definitely take this product over a cheaper, undecoded version, requiring an external DC plug connector to operate. This JVC version will undoubtedly last longer than the cheaper ones will and there's a decent warranty to go with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lasts Long enough

Lasts much longer than the battery supplied with the camera. Has lasted long enough for any sessions I have used the camera for.

The large size does interfere with the finger...Read complete review

Lasts much longer than the battery supplied with the camera. Has lasted long enough for any sessions I have used the camera for.

The large size does interfere with the finger placement for the record button. Sticks way out the back of the camera.

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5.0

Excellent.

By Raibeart

from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Upgrade

Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

Upgraded battery for longer camera use.

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  • No

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5.0

Fantastic

By J-sizzle

from Houston

About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Upgrade

    Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

    This has increased my shooting time significantly! It's a great product that very durable. You will be very happy you got it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great experience!!

    By Erik T.

    from Lexington, Ky

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

    I ordered a bigger battery for my camera, it was exactly what I ordered and was even delivered early!!

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    5.0

    Lot of extra juice

    By Chilly Willy

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Birthdays
      • Home Movies
      • Parties

      Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

      I got this extra battery as backup when I travel and have no time to recharge one battery. I like the long lasting power provided.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Should have bought it long time ago

      By Jose Ramirez

      from Eureka, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

          I should have bought this when I first got my camera. It's a must need item!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Functions Well

          By Haemony

          from Pullman, WA

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

            Used with my JVC Everio GZ-E10. Takes several hours to recharge, but it's a big battery. Lightweight, doesn't interfere with the camera's use despite its bulk (relative to the camera itself). No problems thus far.

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            • No

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            5.0

            More Power to Go

            By Wayne

            from WV

            About Me Tech Savvy

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Super Compact Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Birthdays
              • Home Movies
              • Parties
              • Professional
              • Weddings

              Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

              I ordered the BN-VG121U for my camcorder. I was so impressed with it that I then ordered the BN-VG138. Now I never have to worry about running out of power when I take my camcorder out for an extended shoot! I am amazed at how far the technololy has come in reducing the size of batteries and camcorders. What used to require a suitcase can now be carried in a very small camera bag.

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              • No

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              5.0

              What a jewel!

              By Mike

              from St. Joseph, MO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Slow Recharge

              Best Uses

                Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                This battery last and last! So thankful I found this! Takes longer to charge but worth it!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product, even better price!

                By Archie

                from NSW Australia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Recording Holidays

                Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                Well worth purchasing if you own a JVC camcorder.

                Pity that the supplied battery that came with the camcorder only provided 30 minutes recording time!

                This battery runs forever - 5.5 hours worth of recording time!

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                5.0

                More power, More time

                By Vidiot

                from Lake Worth, FL

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Home Movies
                  • Parties
                  • Professional
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                  Lasts many hours longer than the bettery that came with my JVC GV-E200BU camcorder. Since it is longer than the original battery, I find that the extra length actually helps to guide my thumb to the record/stop button better than without it. I have larger hands and find this useful with such a small camera. The battery fits nicely with no play or loose connections at all. I do find that I must remove the battery to store it in the case I have, otherwise it is just a bit too long for a comfortable fit. This is probably just as well as I understand that the battery should not be connected when stored for any length of time, anyway. The charge time is a bit long, but considering how long the battery powers the unit, I have no complaint with that. It is a bit pricy, but well worth the cost for the extra power and time for recording.

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                  5.0

                  bnvg138 high capacity battery

                  By the greatest grandpa

                  from chatsworth georgia

                  About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • A little heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Home Movies
                  • Parties

                  Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                  I ordered this extra capacity battery so I could video my granddaughter's ball-games and birthday parties. The original battery just did not have enough time to finish what I was doing. I love this battery because I can video anything with-out having to recharge. The only thing I do not like is the large size of the battery.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Coach G

                  from Portsmouth VA

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                    I used this to record my basketball games and I had 4 in one day and it recorded 3 full games and over 3 quarters of the 4th one.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Big Al

                    from Australia

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recharge

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                      great battery last all day

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great value

                      By imatjen

                      from SF Bay Area, CA

                      About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Birthdays
                        • Home Movies
                        • Parties
                        • Sports

                        Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                        Works great with my new JVC Everio 250.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great JVC Camcorder Battery

                        By Mr. B

                        from Gluckstadt, MS

                        About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recharge

                        Best Uses

                        • Birthdays
                        • Home Movies
                        • Parties
                        • Professional
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                        Great little battery. This battery will help anyone, from a novice like me to the professional camera operator, make their camcorder work to its full potential.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product.....worth the cost!

                        By Jimbo from Down Under

                        from Adelaide, Australia.

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recharge

                        Best Uses

                        • Birthdays
                        • Home Movies
                        • Parties
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                        Excellent runtime with this battery.This original manufacturer part is far superior than generic one, and well worth the extra cost. Even the larger size of the battery helps guide your thumb to the "record" button. The additional weight is not noticeable.

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                        5.0

                        great second battery

                        By golfertom1

                        from upper marlboro,md

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Birthdays
                          • Home Movies
                          • Parties

                          Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                          The battery that came with my camcorder was to short of taping this helps me out alot.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          best battery for the Job

                          By Corsair

                          from Elk Grove

                          About Me Tech And Graphic Artist, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Long Lasting

                          Cons

                          • Take Wile To Charge

                          Best Uses

                          • Parties
                          • Professional

                          Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                          This Battery is working great for my JVC camera.. getting good amount of time per charge for my work.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Battery

                          By Les the mommy

                          from louisiana

                          About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies

                            Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                            When I bought the camera it had the smallest battery with it but I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of battery life for the delivery of my 3rd baby! (my first GIRL!) So glad I purchased this battery with longer life! and they got it to me just in time!
                            Thanks B&H

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Product received in excellent condition

                            By GT President

                            from Prairieville LA

                            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Record 5 Hrs Of Football

                              Comments about JVC BN-VG138 Data Battery (3.6V, 3750mAh):

                              Product received and works great.

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                              • No

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