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OlympusPS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (37)
  • Reliable (37)
  • Easy to install (35)
  • Solid construction (33)
  • Fast charge (27)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (6)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (37)
  • Back-up (34)
  • Travel (26)
  • Photography (16)
  • Portrait photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brand Name Does Make a Difference....

Having purchased many batteries of all types and doing mounds of research, I came to the conclusion, it pays to get brand name batteries. Especially when you are using them for an expensive...Read complete review

Having purchased many batteries of all types and doing mounds of research, I came to the conclusion, it pays to get brand name batteries. Especially when you are using them for an expensive DSLR camera. Camera manufacturer's won't warranty your camera, with an off brand battery. It's also been my experience, many off brands don't last as long, have higher rates of problems, and just aren't worth chancing on an expensive piece of electronic equipment. Get the brand name, along with the guarantee, and end your worries.

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Aug 2010 Stock

Cheaper than from Olympus' website but the pair I bought were manufactered in Aug 2010. Lithium Ion batteries have about a three-year shelf life whether used or not, so I figure on another...Read complete review

Cheaper than from Olympus' website but the pair I bought were manufactered in Aug 2010. Lithium Ion batteries have about a three-year shelf life whether used or not, so I figure on another year-and-a-half of use. But it's only about 65% of Olympus's price (39 vs 59).

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5.0

PS-BLS1

By mll

from Wyoming

About Me Casual 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 PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

    Needed a second battery for Olympus camera. Could not find in the local area easy to charge and use

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    • No

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    5.0

    These batteries always work

    By Tourdog

    from Kimberling City, MO

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography

      Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

      I keep a spare battery, but I've never used it....buy this battery and be happy!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nothing like the name brands

      By Keith

      from Atlanta, Georgia

      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

        Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

        I have bought after market batteries in the past and have had sketchy results. Always better to buy the name brand battery for your device, may cost a little more than off brands, but well worth the investment versus the frustration of constantly changing out your batteries. They do last longer.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Aug 2010 Stock

        By gohgently

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Fast Recharge
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

          Cheaper than from Olympus' website but the pair I bought were manufactered in Aug 2010. Lithium Ion batteries have about a three-year shelf life whether used or not, so I figure on another year-and-a-half of use. But it's only about 65% of Olympus's price (39 vs 59).

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          • No

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          4.0

          i would buy this product again

          By subrata

          from perth, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

            very handy small battery to use.holds charge for long hours

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does the job

            By Jim

            from Springfield, MO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

              I've always used Olympus OEM batteries since I tried one of those third party copies that lasted about a month and died. They just do the job.

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              5.0

              Good as original

              By Justin

              from Baltimore, Maryland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                Same as the original. I use this as a backup and it works just as good as the original! Shipping with B&H is amazingly quick!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Need extras

                By mhcraig

                from athens, ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Fast Recharge
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up

                  Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                  At the price they charge this camera should come with an extra battery.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  verygood

                  By Arriaga

                  from 5 Oriente # 2012. Puebla, Pue. Mexico

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                    I use my Olympus E 410 and I'm up to 1000 photos in RAW without using the built-in flash and LCD screen, and his burden is fast.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Olympus battery...

                    By Dante

                    from Northern California

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                    • Slow Recharge

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                    I purchased this battery as a backup for my Olympus Pen 2.
                    I'm a believer in remaining with camera batteries that are brand specific. There are generic batteries available but too many customer reviews have expressed dissatisfaction with their performance, regardless of camera brand. Having a battery not perform during an extended trip could certainly dampen a photo enthusiast's enjoyment of his or her journey.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent battery

                    By milton in mississippi

                    from jackson, Ms

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography

                      Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                      Great quality battery. I have never been unhappy with an olympus battery.

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                      5.0

                      Replacement Battery

                      By Heavy D

                      from Augusta, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                        I'm using it in my Olympus E-600 camera. No complaints with this product.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        back up battery

                        By Shan

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Digital Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                          It's a necessity.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A fine Battery

                          By Lucy

                          from Philadelphia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                            I use this in a camera. What can be said about a solid decent battery. It functions as a IO battery should and doesn't disappoint.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Battery

                            By 03aviator

                            from Scottsale, AZ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Somewhat slow rechage

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                            It takes about 3.5 hours to fully recharge, however it has good longevity. Very easy to install in camera and definitely much better quality than non-Olympus brand batteries that are available for the Olympus E-620

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            small but reliable

                            By milos

                            from Australia

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None to speak of

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                            use this with my E-620 and happy with its performance

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Always go with the brand name

                            By Erin

                            from PA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                              I needed a backup battery for longer sessions and first ordered an "off brand" from [...]. Even after the first charge, it lasted for 10 minutes. Total. Complete waste of money. Wish I would have gone with the correct Olympus battery the first time. These are great batteries, long-lasting.

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                              5.0

                              Small but powerfull.

                              By Pierre

                              from Quebec city, Quebec, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Slow Recharge

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                              Really give the power i need.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works as expected, required accessory

                              By hammy

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Slow Recharge

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                              Original batteries tend to be more reliable in the long term than the third party batteries so I like to stick with the originals even with the inflated price.

                              There isn't much to say, it is a battery and it works the exact same as the battery your camera came with. You are probably a photo enthusiast so you need a spare battery and this one makes the most sense.

                              4 stars because it is still expensive and a little slow to charge.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A necessity

                              By hammy

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Olympus PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery:

                              If you are a photo enthusiast (which you are, because you own a micro 4/3's camera) you need a spare battery. This is that battery.

                              I like to stick to original brand batteries as they tend to be more reliable in my experience (your experience may vary! i said MY experience!)

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                              • No

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