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Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack

B&H # PAVWVBN260 Mfr # VW-VBN260
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You Pay: $109.99
Product Highlights
  • For HDC-TM900, HS900, SD900 & SD800
  • Upgrade over Standard Camcorder Battery
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • 2500 mAh Capacity

The Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack is an upgrade over the standard battery included with HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD900, and HDC-SD800 model camcorders. When the camcorder is recording to an SD card in HE mode and using the LCD screen, the rechargeable Li-ion battery (2500 mAh) is rated to provide a continuous recording time ranging from 2 h 35 min to 3 h 30 min, depending on the model and region (NTSC or PAL).

Chemistry Lithium ion
Capacity 2500 mAh
Output Voltage 7.2V
Watt Hours 18.0Wh
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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PanasonicVW-VBN260 Battery Pack
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Improves performance (18)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Well built / quality (16)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (20)
    • Home movies (15)
    • Upgrade (12)
    • Shooting outdoors (10)
    • Shooting indoors (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (18), Parent (7), Aspiring film maker (6), Film professional (4), Technically challenged (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A MUST have for any Panasonic TM 900.

    The beauty of the Panasonic TM900 camcorder is the LONG recording time afforded by either the hard drive, flash drive or SD card, depending on model and settings. However, the ORIGINAL included battery...Read complete review

    The beauty of the Panasonic TM900 camcorder is the LONG recording time afforded by either the hard drive, flash drive or SD card, depending on model and settings. However, the ORIGINAL included battery runs to nothing in about an hour and a half of recording. This battery is INCREDIBLE and has super long life (well over 2 hours, continuous). I now use THIS as my primary battery and keep the original charged as a "back up"...but have not needed it yet. Great battery and [...] great price from B & H. Who could ask for more?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Delivers as rated by Panasonic

    The VW-VBN260 is the newly designed extended life battery for the new 800/900 series HD camcorders from Panasonic. The good news is that it delivers the recording time of 2.5 hrs as promised...Read complete review

    The VW-VBN260 is the newly designed extended life battery for the new 800/900 series HD camcorders from Panasonic. The good news is that it delivers the recording time of 2.5 hrs as promised as I experienced shooting a wedding this weekend. Also, B&H had this new battery very fortunately, in stock. Note: With the release of Panny's new line of camcorders, the accessory batteries and stand alone chargers are very hard to come by. The bad news is this battery is in very short supply, and there are no aftermarket batteries with a lower price point. Had I been aware of this before purchasing this new model, I would have ordered a model that had been around a while with all its accessories available. The other bad news is I had to pay the full retail price for this...law of supply and demand. Recommendation is to wait to buy any of Panasonic's new line of camcorders until the aftermarket accessories are available. Shame on you Panasonic.

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    5.0

    This Battery worked great!

    By Ninja Rat

    from New Orleans, LA.

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

      I was able to shoot a whole wedding using this replacement battery and the original battery that came with the Camera. While I was using one of them I kept the other on the charger.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Battery works great!

      By Tony

      from South Jersey

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too High Priced

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

      So far the extra capacity battery works great!

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      • No

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      3.0

      Expensive considering capacity

      By Larry

      from Amherst NY

      About Me Film Professional, Photofilm Maker 50 Yrs, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Extra Recording Time
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

      • Expensive Given Capacity

      Best Uses

      • Double Record And Play
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

      Extra batteries for the Panny HC-X920 are very useful since this camcorder drains batteries quite heavily compared to my Vixia and Hanycam models. It delivers about twice the power of the standard battery, maybe 2hrs 25minutes total at best . The price is high and the recording time is disappointing but the only other choice is generic batteties which I personally avoid.

      Battery protrudes out making the viewfinder a bit less comfortable to use.

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      • No

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      4.0

      A must for Panasonic X920 camcorder

      By tigerose

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement
        • Travel

        Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

        Battery life is subject to many conditions, but on average I am seeing twice the recording time of the smaller battery that comes with the camcorder (X920) or roughly 2 and a half hours. Charging time is not bad either. It doesn't contribute significantly to camera weight and is easily connected and detached.

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        • No

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        5.0

        About 2 hours 45 mins of bat

        By 2drumstix

        from Berryville Va

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Decent Bat Life
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Long Shoots

        Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

        This battery is about 2 hours 45 mins fully charged when used on HC-X920. I can get about 5-6 hours of camera usage from it on a wedding shoot. I've two and it does its job.

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        • No

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        4.0

        WORKS GOOD BUT PRICE IS HIGH.

        By Sung

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

          Tried generic brand batteries before but it didn't work.
          Panasonic V@-VBN260 works good on Panasonic X900H camcorder.
          Only downside is price is too high.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Recommended

          By Mr. C

          from Yukon, OK

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                Recommend over the battery provided with the camcorder I bought.

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                • No

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                5.0

                You can't go wrong

                By jtdooney

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Replacement
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                  I have only ever used batteries from the manufacturer. Absolutely recommend this bat6tery.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Enough!

                  By CP

                  from Utica, MI

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                    It is a great battery but the reason I give it 4 stars is because I just wish it has more battery life.
                    It last only about 2.5 hours on my Panasonic HC-X900M.

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                    5.0

                    Good performance

                    By Gembira2

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Replacement
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                      Produced expected power.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By joe

                      from Jerusalem, Israel

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                      It is a great companion to the X900 which on one charging allows it to run for around 4 hours.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Necessity for HC-X900M

                      By RedSnapper

                      from Illinois

                      About Me None of the above

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors
                        • Travel
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                        Bought this with my camcorder. It does not charge quickly, but it sure gives more operational time than the battery supplied with the HC-X900M. I consider it a necessity for this camcorder.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for TM900

                        By Edward the Nth

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                            You get what you pay for. This is a fine, reliable battery for my TM900. Long-lasting.

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                            4.0

                            Decent Battery

                            By Vico

                            from Sydney, Australia

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                            • Double duration

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                            This product is used for Panasonic HDC-HS900 camcorder. The battery is pretty much double the stock battery. It gives around 2-3 hours of recording which is hardly anything. Takes around 4 hours to charge. I do wish Panasonic made a battery that would last even longer.

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                            5.0

                            Excelent for Recording Wedding

                            By Keith

                            from Brisbane, Australia

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Replacement
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                              I have a Panasonic HDC-TM900 Camcorder. The supplied VW-VBN130 battery while good has a recording time of approx 45mins to 75mins depending of filming features used. I decided not to risk it on my sons wedding. The VW-VBN260 battery gave me over 2hours of recording. Fantastic!

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                              5.0

                              I'll buy this next time

                              By walthsu

                              from Richardson, Texas

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                              It's long lasting

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent battery

                              By thedvsmonkey

                              from Lake Zurich, IL

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Travel
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                                I'm really impressed with this battery. Once you charge it up it takes a very long time to drain it. It has lasted through anything I've done with it including recording and watching what was recorded. I have done all of that and went through all of the menus to play with various settings and I've never depleted it. I only carry the smaller battery as a just in case for emergencies.

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                                5.0

                                A great accessory

                                By Matt

                                from Tulsa, OK

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                                    Significantly increases usage time; worth the $

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Large, but worth the extra power

                                    By John the architect

                                    from St. Petersburg, FL

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Travel
                                      • Upgrade

                                      Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                                      Purchased the higher capacity battery for use with the HDC-HS900 camcorder for family and travel video use. The two hour recording time seems to be realistic. The battery does project from the rear of the camera and is flush with the viewfinder when it is extended. If the view screen is your primary method of shooting, then no problem. However, using the viewfinder with this battery means that the battery will be against your cheek. I have not found this to be a problem, but it is not as comfortable as using the standard battery. The battery is not heavy, so it does not affect balance.

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                                      4.0

                                      long time battery,expensive.

                                      By buky

                                      from israel, beer sheva

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Replacement
                                        • Shooting Indoors
                                        • Shooting Outdoors
                                        • Travel
                                        • Upgrade

                                        Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                                        light,long time work.

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