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Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack

B&H # PAVWVBN260 Mfr # VW-VBN260
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You Pay: $99.69
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 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Improves performance (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (20)
    • Home movies (15)
    • Upgrade (12)
    • Shooting outdoors (10)
    • Shooting indoors (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (17), Parent (7), Aspiring film maker (6), Technically challenged (4), Film professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    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

    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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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      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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                  • No

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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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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Good Battery

                                      By Phil

                                      from Tasmania, Aust

                                      About Me Pro Videographer

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Panasonic VW-VBN260 Battery Pack:

                                          I'm a professional event videographer and got a HS900 as a B camera to our Panasonic 152. The camera is sensational, but supplied battery only lasts half the time of a 32 gig card, let alone the hard drive. So we bought this battery, much better, had it a few weeks and it seems to last beyond the 2.5 hours suggested, seems like 3 hours plus if the screen is closed. It's not cheap, I'd like aftermarket suppliers to be offering alternatives at a cheaper price, but over the years I've found the Panasonic batteries ARE better quality than the aftermarket ones. It's supprisingly light for the time it gives. We'll be buying more of these.

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