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CanonBP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh
 
4.8

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (50)
  • Fast charge (24)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Long-lasting (12)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (10)
  • Pricey (6)

Best Uses

  • Professional (46)
  • Weddings (27)
  • Parties (13)
  • Primary battery (12)
  • Home movies (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (28), Tech savvy (20), Aspiring film maker (19), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Good Option for a Bit Longer Life

By cnorris

from Long Beach, CA

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Slow Recharge

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

    Very happy with these extended run batteries. As a doc style shooter, I'm almost always using IS lenses, sometimes autofocus and the flip out viewfinder. All this runs the battery down faster, so a bit more run time is very helpful.

    As others have noted, this battery is larger than the stock Canon battery, but since there is no battery door or clearance issues on my camera, it's not an issue for me.

    It would be nice for the battery to have the onboard level indicator, but honestly, with the charge level shown in camera, I haven't really missed it.

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    4.0

    Very useful, wish it had time indicator

    By Gabriel

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional
      • Weddings

      Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

      Great battery, lasts all day. Just wish it had accurate time remaining display on the screen/viewfinder. It only shows the segmented battery icon, not exact minutes remaining.

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      5.0

      Long life!

      By AJ Fox

      from Santa Paula, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

          This is my second 970G. I own an Xf100 and a C100 Mark II and these batteries allow me to shoot continuously for 7 - 8 hours!

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          5.0

          Plenty of juice!

          By eng_nj

          from New Jersey

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Pricey
            • Slow Recharge

            Best Uses

            • Professional
            • Weddings

            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

            This battery will give you around 6/7 hours while shooting. Great power.

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            5.0

            lasts and lasts

            By rob the storyteller

            from minneapolis, mn

            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • A Little Bigheavy

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

            this battery powers my c-100. it lasts forever. (6hrs?) it's a little bigger than id like but that's the tradeoff.

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            5.0

            Best Possible Battery

            By hotrod

            from Missoula, MT

            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

            I have purchased several copycat batteries over the years and not one even comes close to the original Canon batteries. This battery holds a charge, lasts a long time and holds up for many years. It is expensive but is well worth the money if you need a battery that lasts for a whole wedding or other event this is the one.

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            4.0

            Great

            By Emily

            from Oklahoma City

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

              Great Battery-I ordered this one as a replacement for a lost one.

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              4.0

              Very Good Battery

              By Mindbend

              from Chicago

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                  So far only used it with the Odyssey 7Q. Runs for hours. It's kind of big, but not too bad. Wish it had built-in level meter.

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                  5.0

                  Good value for money!!

                  By Eddy

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                    bought it for my new C100. This is the alternative to the newer version high capacity battery, but price much cheaper and hence a great deal. The only thing you miss is the button for you to check the battery and the array of LEDs, but you can definitely get the battery info from the camera anyway.

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                    5.0

                    An excellent choice of battery

                    By Magdalene the 202020

                    from Southampton, NY

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                    • Poor Fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                    We shot all day with this battery on the C300.

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                    5.0

                    Backup battery pack

                    By Kazoo Jim

                    from Kalamazoo, MI

                    About Me Commercial video

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional

                      Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                      Need the dependability when out shooting in the field that i have plenty of battery backup to make the day productive.

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                      5.0

                      After extensive usage of this battery...

                      By Camera Ninja

                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Pros

                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • Slow Recharge
                      • Weight

                      Best Uses

                      • Long shoots
                      • Professional
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                      I purchased one of these for shooting weddings with the XH-A1 series cameras.

                      I used to carry 4 batteries to shoot a full wedding. One for the pre-wedding and ceremony... one for the reception... one for my old camera light...and one as a backup in case of a failure.

                      With this battery (and replacing my light)... I'm down to two batteries. One 4 hour battery for the pre-wedding and ceremony footage... and this battery for the reception and party afterwards. This battery will freaking run ALL NIGHT. I'm sure if I was on a camera that didn't have to turn a tape drive... it would last much longer.

                      This is worth every penny. Before I used to carry a camera bag to support gear. Now... I put everything into a photographers combat vest and have have everything I need and don't have to worry about carrying that bag around any more.

                      Now it is a heavy battery, but it's lighter than carrying the multiple batteries it replaces! You also need to plan in advance of your shoot... because it takes almost as much time to charge it as it does to discharge it.

                      One other disadvantage... it is sensitive to cold temperatures. At an outdoor shoot at 15 degrees, it only lasted 2 hours. I suspect that most batteries are sensitive to that... but thought I'd point that out.

                      I will be buying a couple more of these for my other two cameras... simply because not having to worry about battery life frees you up so you can focus on your filming. Creativity is enhanced in a mind that is not distracted by all the little things that can go wrong! LOL!

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                      5.0

                      Works Great with C100

                      By Jim

                      from Northern New Jersey

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                        I bought this as a back up battery for my C100. I was worried because of the alert that states you can not close the batery door. The C100 does not have a battery door so it is not an issue. Much longer battery life then the one that comes with the camera.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing Battery

                        By Jeremy

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                          Battery lasts an extremely long time! I will be purchasing another as a backup.

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                          4.0

                          Works well with the Canon C100

                          By Desy C

                          from Richmond, BC Canada

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                            Great price, great power. I didn't give it 5/5 stars because you are not able to view exact hr meter on it just like with the BP-975. Other than that, great value!

                            It is a heavy battery... I prefer the size of the 955 which still gives you like over 4hrs of filming!

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                            5.0

                            Long Lasting

                            By Dre

                            from White Plains, NY

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                              THis battery will certainly last a long time. After 1 hour of filming, I still had 3/4 battery life.

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                              4.0

                              A must to have

                              By JGald

                              from Cranbrook, BC, Canada

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoor events games
                                • Professional
                                • Sports

                                Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                                Needed a long life battery and only wish I could afford to buy a second one.

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                                5.0

                                Work's great

                                By Ruth

                                from Washington DC

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                                  Product works with no issues.

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have for all XF300 users

                                  By FXtras

                                  from Rhode Island

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Birthdays
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Parties
                                    • Professional
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                                    Great long life battery you don't need the meters on the 975 since you have an onscreen battery meter on the camera. Save yourself some money!

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                                    5.0

                                    Great long lasting battery!

                                    By J-L

                                    from Calgary

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • Slow Recharge

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.4V, 7200mAh:

                                    Very long life, takes a while to charge but it's a trade off for the long life. I would definitely recommend this to someone else.

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