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PanasonicDMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh)
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

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    (44)

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    (13)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (47)
  • Solid construction (40)
  • Easy to install (38)
  • Long-lasting (36)
  • Fast charge (34)

Cons

  • Loses charge quickly (3)
  • Slow recharge (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (42)
  • Digital photography (39)
  • Travel (28)
  • Photography (8)
  • Portrait photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A real necessity with no current options

This is the required battery pack for the Panasonic Lumix G1 camera. This camera has a large beautiful LCD which definitely requires power. You need at least one spare for a day's photo...Read complete review

This is the required battery pack for the Panasonic Lumix G1 camera. This camera has a large beautiful LCD which definitely requires power. You need at least one spare for a day's photo requirements. It is great in that it is smallish in size and easy to carry. The cost borders ridiculously high. Since this is a relatively new camera, there currently are not other manufacturers abounding with their version
to power the G1.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fine but not exemplary life

It does not impress in terms of battery life. I get about 4-5 hours of shooting time but I also use the flash quite a bit which obviously reduces the battery life.

It does not impress in terms of battery life. I get about 4-5 hours of shooting time but I also use the flash quite a bit which obviously reduces the battery life.

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5.0

Works Perfectly

By fixindad

from Long Island, New York

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography

    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

    The battery works perfectly with my Lumix G2, as an original OEM battery should. I have no complaints other than the price.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Surprisingly lightweight

    By Keithius

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

      I bought this battery as a backup, and when I got it, I couldn't help but be surprised at how light it really is. I must have not noticed before, but this is a surprisingly small and lightweight battery pack.

      That said, it charges quickly (although not super-quickly) and does a respectable job of holding a charge even through relatively long periods of disuse.

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      5.0

      Wanted backup battery.

      By Grandpa the photographer

      from San Mateo, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

        Battery life is excellent.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Leszeff

        from Crabtree, QC, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

          Works with G1 firmware update.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Useful but expensive

          By Gustavo

          from Brasil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

            Works properly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A true necessity

            By Theone

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

              I bought this battery for my Panasonic GH-1 Lumix.
              The battery runs for many hours. I'm mostly shooting video events. I'm looking to maybe buy one more.
              You can't go wrong with it. It's better than buying a generic kind.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Original Equipment

              By Rocky

              from San Francisco, Ca.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long-Lasting
              • Never miss shot
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Digital Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

              Panasonic recommends using only Panasonic batteries ,probably for a good reason. Other manufactures don't seem to stress this as much Panasonic.

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              5.0

              Everything you expect

              By Lady C

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                  I mean, it's the proprietary battery. It works with my GF1, which apparently some of the aftermarket batteries won't. And the price is fair.

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                  5.0

                  Great

                  By Indie on the side

                  from Northeast, Ohio

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                    Stable, great life, fast charging.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A must have extra!

                    By Bird Nerd

                    from Missoula, MT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                      Don't try to use a knock-off brand battrery in your new Panasonic Lumix G2. I did and a message pops up saying the battery is incompatable.

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                      4.0

                      I Recommend This Product to Friends

                      By Willie

                      from Philippines

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                          I am assured whenever I go shooting videos when I have this spare battery that I will not run out of power.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          decent life

                          By none

                          from stoneham ma

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Loses Charge Quickly

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                          i'm glad i purchased an extra battery

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Best feature: B&H actually has them!

                          By JmS

                          from Suffern, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Fast Recharge
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Official Panasonic batt'y
                          • Reliable
                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                            Of course, this is EXACTLY the item I needed, as a second battery for my Panasonic DMC-G10 ... the camera was also bought at B&H, but I did that in person. The battery was ordered over the web, for just a bit over half of Panasonic's list price[...] Just another experience that if you need something related to photography, chances are excellent that B&H will have it - at a really good price, too.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Authentic Panasonic battery

                            By Dar

                            from Downers Grove, IL

                            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 Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                              Authentic Panasonic battery. Works like the original that came with the camera.
                              I tried an off-brand and started experiencing problems with the battery going dead when supposedly fully charged. The Panasonic battery lasts almost forever after being charged.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A simple necessity

                              By Alek Kn

                              from Jasper, AB

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                Basic backup battery, OEM product which matches the quality of the battery which came with my camera. Can't do much better.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                original vendor quality and reliability

                                By gastwa

                                from Rockville, MD

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back Up
                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                  holds charges great. bought as a second battery. is totally reliable. worth the extra $ over an non-vendor model

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I needed a second battery for my GF1

                                  By Zone_V

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow Recharge

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back Up
                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                  While no battery lasts as long as anyone would ever like, this battery does as well as the battery that came with my GF1 (perhaps, it is because they are the same OEM part). When charged, but not installed, it holds a full charge for quite a while (at least several weeks) in its standby role. When needed, it does what it is intended to do (be a backup battery).

                                  Note, as with the battery that came with my GF1, it does take 2~3 hours to fully charge the battery (from a near dead state).

                                  I only wish the cost of the battery was less (the profit on these things must be huge).

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  what I expected

                                  By Chao

                                  from Canada

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                  What I would expect from a manufacture peripheral.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Standard OEM Battery Pack

                                  By Jay Bendezo

                                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back Up
                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                    Extra battery packs are a necessary evil and these deliver well. No suspect quality, like certain aftermarket batteries that may last a few charges.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works just fine

                                    By TwoMetreBill

                                    from Erie, CO

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Solid Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back Up
                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-BLB13 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2v, 1250 mAh):

                                      It is a 2nd battery for my Pany G1 so that I don't run out of juice while on long hikes. Considering the high drain of the G1, will probably get another one or two just to be sure I've enough power.
                                      The only disadvantage is Panasonic's fault, they changed the battery in the GH2 for no rational reason other than to force users of the earlier bodies to buy new batteries. So I'll keep my G1 bodies for longer than originally planned.

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                                      • No

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