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CanonBP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh
 
4.8

(based on 66 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (47)
  • Fast charge (23)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Long-lasting (12)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (8)
  • Pricey (5)

Best Uses

  • Professional (44)
  • Weddings (25)
  • Parties (13)
  • Primary battery (12)
  • Home movies (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (25), Tech savvy (20), Aspiring film maker (19), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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 - 7.2v, 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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                          5.0

                          very good

                          By matteom

                          from italy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh:

                          Very good

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                          5.0

                          Most outstanding battery pack Ive used

                          By Video Guy

                          from New Orleans

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthdays
                            • Parties
                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh:

                            I have purchased batteries before, most recently a 'knock off' brand to save a few bucks! Boy, what a mistake! With those batteries, brand not being mentioned, I couldn't shoot an entire wedding without having to change battery packs. Fortunately I came around and purchased two of these packs. Well, I was able to shoot an entire wedding and more than half of the following reception. These batteries rock!

                            I would suggest the HP 970G to any and every applicable Canon camera owner. Great job Canon! You are lifesavers.

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                            4.0

                            Long Lasting- Expensive

                            By Collective Ideals

                            from Gilroy, CA

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthdays
                            • Home Movies
                            • Parties
                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh:

                            A must for long shoots. Like weddings where you might not have time/or convenience to change the battery. But like all batteries, expensive. And it takes a long time to recharge.

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                            5.0

                            gl2 battery

                            By the photoman

                            from ohio

                            About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Home Movies
                              • Parties
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Canon BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh:

                              advertisement for battery was clear. [...]

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