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CanonCG-800 Charger Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 193 reviews)

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    (143)

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    (44)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast charge (145)
  • Compact (143)
  • Easy to use (136)
  • Lightweight (130)
  • Reliable (36)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Long charge time (8)
  • Short cord (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (154)
  • At home (111)
  • Camcorder bag (98)
  • Fast charge (77)
  • Portable electronics (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (91), Parent (33), Quality oriented (32), Aspiring film maker (23), Film professional (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely useful, bordering on essential

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries...Read complete review

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries on camera, but you can't use the camera and charge simultaneously using the supplied charger.

The batteries used on the HF10 and its successor is usually the 809, which has very limited runtime. For use at a social event or other place where AC is available, the CG-800 allows you to leapfrog the batteries, one running while one charges. It also makes for much lighter traveling and stows easily in a camera bag, since it has no cord. Its plug-in prongs fold simply into the body, and the battery attaches easily.

It also is compatible with overseas power. I simply attached a European style outlet adapter, and it worked perfectly, recognizing the change to 220/50HZ. Some countries catering to US tourists have a few US type outlets in the hotel rooms, but they are at a premium when traveling with a family so it's nice be able to use local power.

There is an amber light indicating the attached battery is charging properly. This light turns green to indicate charging done. This is handy, but some type of level indicating bar would have been useful.

While this takes the place of the corded adapter, it would have been nice to have a terminal allowing it to power a camera via an adapter cable.

I didn't get around to timing the charge cycle, but it was probably well under two hours for an 809 battery. On our foreign trip this was never a problem.

Having not faced a surge, I have no idea whether or not this is surge protected. Perhaps that was not a design consideration because this is not intended for connection to a camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It could have a cord....

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big...Read complete review

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big battery in this, and then stick it to a wall, you're going to see the whole thing falling to the ground... better use in a floor plug.

And it doesn't show the "charging" light with batteries that are not canon, like pearstone.....

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5.0

Does the job

By Naples Buyer

from Naples FL

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

    Great charger, small and works well

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Fast

    By flying_eagle

    from Kc

    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

    This battery charger is fast at charging the BP-827 and BP-819 battery pack for my canon vxiaHF S20
    It charges in halftime than the battry charger that is bult in the camcorder it small and light wagbt and has a fold away plug so you don't need a power cord to cary along with you just plug it in like any AC power adapter. I tryed a non canon battery charger it caused problems with my battery's where it was not displaying the run time left on the battery the so I switched to a true canon battery charger fix it now the time remaining run time on the battery is being displayed. for now on I will alwasy buy true canon battery chargers and battery's

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    5.0

    Works nicely

    By Ricardo

    from Chile

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

      Solid building and charges quickly....

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect Fit

      By DarthJA

      from Livermore, CA

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Charges Quickly
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Camcorder Bag
        • Quick Charge
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

        The CG-800 Charger Adapter by Canon is the perfect addition to any digital video kit that will allow you to charge batteries off camera and always have your backup batteries fully charged. Easy to use, compact and easy to store.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great little charger

        By larf

        from pahrump, NV

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Quick Charge

          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

          I use this charger instead of using my camcorder to charge my HF G30 camcorder batteries. If you are serious about videography you should have at least two batteries.
          Using this charger frees up your camcorder.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent charger

          By Ponchin

          from Mission Hills, California

          About Me Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

              Very handy and lightweight charger. simple and reliable

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              • No

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              5.0

              What a charger

              By rossnosolvich shitarski

              from vancouver, wa

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                Plugged it in....it charged.....what a charger.

                Seriously though...better than plugging the cord into the camera and waiting around.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works Great !

                By Video Mark

                from Summit NJ

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Quick Charge

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                  This external charger allows me to charge a battery without using the camera as a charger thus allowing me to continue filming while charging a battery. Come is handy for weddings and multiple sporting events

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter

                  By Charlie

                  from San Marcos, Ca

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                  It works good. I tried saving money by buying the Watson charger for $19.99 and it quit working a few weeks later so I returned it for another and that one quit too. So I returned that one too and exchanged it for this one and have had no problems. I should have bought this one in the first olace.

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                  4.0

                  great charger - a little pricy

                  By jamesryanf

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Pricy

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Camcorder Bag
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                  works great but a little expensive

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Efficient

                  By t

                  from Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Surge Protected

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Camcorder Bag
                    • Quick Charge
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                    charges battery efficiently. super portable and easy to use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very compact and easy to use

                    By Greenspoke

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Charges Quickly
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Surge Protected

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Camcorder Bag
                      • Quick Charge
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                      This is a huge improvement over previous chargers for Canon products. My Canon GL-2 batteries required a bulky charger but this one fits snug against the wall.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      CG-800 Charger Adapter by Canon

                      By joe

                      from sant arosa

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Surge Protected

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home
                        • Camcorder Bag
                        • Quick Charge
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                        This a great product much better than adapter that came with camera. Highly reccommend it!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Canon CG800/CG800E charger forCanonXA20

                        By Sathya G Nair

                        from india

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Charges Quickly
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Surge Protected

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                          I ordered it for my XA20 camcorder as an external charger..Great product as it can charge batteries while camcorder is working..It is being used in India and is working fine..There are some duplicate products with same number which may spoil your camera..

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          OEM is worth it

                          By Grandpa

                          from Chattanooga, TN

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                              I picked up an after market charger for my Canon BP-819 battery packs and it would not charge the extended capacity batteries so I thought they might be bad. After using the cable directly to the video camera to successfully charge them I ordered this Canon charger and it has charged them with no problems at all. It was worth the extra few dollars to charge a couple of battery packs costing way more than the difference in charger costs. I won't go cheap again.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great charger, should be included w/cam

                              By True Focus Films

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Quick Charge
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                Great little battery charger for my new Canon XA20 camcorder. This should be included with the camcorder rather than the plug-in type charger. The plug-in type requires you to charge the battery through the camcorder (with the battery attached), meaning that you can't shoot and charge at the same time. No fault on B&H's part, this is a marketing ploy from Canon. Otherwise, this is a great charger that makes it easy to charge one battery while shooting with another.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                CG-800 Charger

                                By andre

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Charges Quickly
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Surge Protected

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Quick Charge
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                  I used third party charger. It warms during charging and give some smell. So I purchsed this genuine one.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works as expected

                                  By Trey Mitchell

                                  from Miami, Florida

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home
                                    • Camcorder Bag
                                    • Quick Charge

                                    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                    Cuts charge time significantly... could charge faster... thus 4 stars

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    fantastic product

                                    By qeliz

                                    from Bloomfield Hills, MI

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home
                                      • Quick Charge
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                      I use this to charge my batteries. It does the trick!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      The best way to charge Canon batteries

                                      By DeoBejja

                                      from florida

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                          The best way to charge Canon batteries

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