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Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

B&H # OLBLN1B MFR # V620061XU000
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Product Highlights

  • For Select Olympus Cameras
  • 1220 mAh
  • Uses BCN-1 Battery Charger
  • Charging Time 3 Hours

You Pay: $54.79

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The BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery from Olympus features 1220 mAh and is designed for the following cameras: E-M5
E-P5 E-M1

UPC: 050332182868
Chemistry Li-ion
Capacity 1220 mAh
Battery Charger BCN-1
Recharge Time 3 hours
Compatible Cameras E-M5
E-P5
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.7"

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OlympusBLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
 
4.6

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (25)
  • Fast charge (13)
  • Solid construction (12)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Good battery life (7)

Cons

  • Pricey (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (10)
  • Travel (10)
  • Digital photography (8)
  • Photography (7)
  • High-end equipment (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (12), Quality oriented (9), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good battery beware of counterfeits

First off, my warning. Buy this battery here or a reputable retailer and avoid all others. I was cheap and tried purchasing one elsewhere and it was 100% counterfeit (confirmed by Olympus)....Read complete review

First off, my warning. Buy this battery here or a reputable retailer and avoid all others. I was cheap and tried purchasing one elsewhere and it was 100% counterfeit (confirmed by Olympus). I have added photos here showing the difference between the counterfeit and a genuine battery. View the end of my review for a summary as well.

The battery itself there is not much to say it is identical to the one that came with the camera if you have an OM-D or Pen E-P5 and will work better than any of the aftermarket batteries out there. I chose to buy a genuine battery because most of the aftermarket ones apparently do not work with the on camera battery gauge and I like to know how much battery life is left. The one I purchased here at B&H is genuine and can be seen in the photos I have attached.

Now, for a summary of how to know if you got a counterfeit:

1. Counterfeits have the word Japan spelled with a lowercase "j" on the battery label
2. Counterfeits are the wrong weight. Real batteries are 50 grams, the counterfeit I received are 38 grams.
3. The battery terminals are an off color on the counterfeit.
4. The packaging on the counterfeit has a matte finish and the coloration is all faded. Packaging on the real batteries will be glossy and have rich coloration.
5. Genuine packages typically have a seal on top.
6. Genuine packages will include the battery inside of a zip-loc type bag while the counterfeits come in flimsy plastic bags.
7. The tabs on the bottom of the counterfeit batteries are rectangular and not square as they should be.
8. Both genuine and counterfeits batteries processed in Vietnam will have the misspelling "explose" on the label. Do not assume it is counterfeit just because of this misspelling.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive and not long lasting.

The BLN-1 is the original equipment manufacturer battery for the Olympus OMD EM-5. The 1220 mAh provides sufficient power for a full day's shooting but after two years, the battery no longer...Read complete review

The BLN-1 is the original equipment manufacturer battery for the Olympus OMD EM-5. The 1220 mAh provides sufficient power for a full day's shooting but after two years, the battery no longer holds a full charge and needs to be replaced. It is way too expensive and, unfortunately, the cheaper, knock off batteries are even worse. I love my camera but hate the batteries.

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3.0

Not bad for a small battery

By Steve

from San Rafael, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

      I bought this to go along with my new toy, an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Naturally, I'd like a lot more life out of it, but it's working well so far.

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      • No

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      5.0

      does it's job.

      By Great Granny

      from Bloomington, Il.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography

        Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

        lasts same as most in it's class, recharging time is average also. Don't like that recharger is not all one piece for easy storage and carrying, have to attach it's long cord. Recommend having more than one if planning on a long photo shoot.

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        5.0

        Accept Only The Genuine Article (with English on the back)

        By Bone Daddy

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • In An Om--d Camera

          Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

          I have four of these "genuine" BLN-1s now -- one that came with the OM-1, two I bought from B&H and one I ordered through another supplier. The latter one showed up partially charged and has just Asian typography in the bottom "recycling" back panel. The other three batteries are all labeled in English. The other defining characteristics of the Asian-labeled BLN-1 are the relatively hollow sound a finger makes when tapping the wide gray side of the battery ... and the weight. The Asian-labeled battery is about a half-ounce lighter than the others. This might be why the charge doesn't last as long on that one. So buyer beware, but I've never gotten a bad battery from B&H.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Brand name battery

          By JC

          from Mountain View, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography
            • Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

            I have always had good results with using batteries made specifically for my cameras by the manufacturer. This is no exception. I have recently started using a mirrorless camera in addition to my DSLR. This battery seems to hold a charge well.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Always Pack a Spare Battery

            By Art

            from NYC area

            Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

            Definitely a good idea to have a charged spare when headed out in the field. This OEM battery has a slightly higher capacity than the bundled battery.

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            4.0

            Pretty Simple and Straight Forward

            By Patrick

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Fast Recharge

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Up

              Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

              Decent battery and I can get around a good 300+ shots out of one charge. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because the reading can be a little wonky at times.

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              5.0

              It's a battery

              By bob

              from atlanta

              Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

              It's a battery; it works; and holds a charge for a reasonable length of time...

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              5.0

              Olympus Batteries are worth the price

              By Steve

              from Mesa, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                I have purchased at least two different brands of batteries for my E-M1 and neither of them have remained serviceable. On the other hand, the original BLN-1 is still working and does not appear to have lost any of it power. The other batteries did continue to work but both brands within several months swelled so that they would not slip comfortably into the battery slot. Not wanting to risk having a battery jammed in the camera, I tossed them and went back to OEM Olympus. The cheap batteries, while they do work, do not offer any peace of mind, cheap or not.

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                4.0

                It is original!

                By morbec

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                  8 months ago I bought a pair of third-party batteries and a couple of weeks ago the batteries started to swell. One of the batteries don't fit the E-M1 anymore. So I decided to buy the original.

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                  5.0

                  Extend you shooting time

                  By Tom MUSCH

                  from Chicago

                  Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                  Extra batteries allow you to double the number of images you can take

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                  4.0

                  BLN-1 Just Fine

                  By A-PeeR

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Costs more

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                  Excellent battery a bit more than the generics. So far so good and it seems to have a slgihty longer charge than the no-name..

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                  5.0

                  I wouldn't use anything else

                  By Michael LeBlanc

                  from Covington, Louisiana

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                      I've been very happy with the output of these batteries over the last two years.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Prefiero originales

                      By dano

                      from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography

                        Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                        Siempre uso accesorios originales porque es frecuente que fotografíe en condiciones extremas y nunca estaría seguro de que las pequeñas diferencias de rendimiento no afectasen mi desempeño.Una batería original es más cara pero la diseñó el fabricante para dar cuenta apropiadamente del consumo adecuado

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                        4.0

                        Woks fine.

                        By Brad

                        from Birmingham, AL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                            Charges quickly. Decent battery life.

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this again and again

                            By Chris

                            from Oswego, New York

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                              I've had four Olympus cameras and tried off name brands before and they already died and did not preform like the Olympus battery. You get what you pay for. Just got the OM-1 camera and got extra Olympus battery. I've got over thousand pictures(on one charge) with one battery in a four hour time span in 0 degree weather and have second battery ready. Still using all the Olympus batteries and none of them has died.

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                              5.0

                              OEM is the way to go!

                              By Srg

                              from Elk Grove, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                                    Genuine Olympus is always recommended. There are less expensive batteries out there, but they are not as reliable or hold a re-charge as long. You may need more than one for backup depending on your application.

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                                    5.0

                                    Product works great

                                    By Elyshoe

                                    from SL, NJ

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                                      Use the battery all the time. Basically have 2 and I go back and forth between them.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good clean power

                                      By Rocky

                                      from Montana

                                      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
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                                        Good to have an extra as a back up for travel.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        A Little Short on Juice

                                        By Andrew

                                        from Fairfield County, CT

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Solid Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Loses Charge Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Digital Photography

                                        Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                                        The battery works fine, but it had a shorter life than I expected. The cold might have had something to do with it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good battery

                                        By Miriam

                                        from Arlington, TX

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Recharge
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Solid Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery:

                                            When I first bought my Olympus em 5, I purchased an off-brand second battery as back-up. That battery did not always charge, so I replaced it with the Olympus battery. I've been using the Olympus for a couple of weeks now and have found it fully reliable.

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