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CanonNB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh)
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Solid construction (5)
  • Fast charge (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Digital photography (4)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Person

    from Forest Hills, NY

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

      I brought a canon camera and could not find the battery ANYWHERE. I found this online for a really affordable price. It works as it should, and I can't seem to find any negative things about it!

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      • No

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      3.0

      Hope this one lasts longer!

      By Hindee

      from Kibbutz Ein Hanatziv, Israel

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

        I bought this battery as an extra for the original one I got with the camera. Unfortuately the one I have doesn't last long enough. After it was fully charged, it only took 164 photos before "dying" on me (I took simple photos without deleting or any videos). Unfortunately I didn't get any photos on the last day of my trip! Now I have this extra battery which is good but I hope when charged it will take more than "164" photos!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Susann the Prof

        from New Orleans, LA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

          I love having a second battery for the camera. It's easy to charge and keep in the bag so that I can make a quick swap during a long day of picture-taking when I am on the road in Italy!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Canon quality and dependability

          By Steve

          from Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family memories

            Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

            Use for snapshots. More compact than AA's and less expensive in the long run. Long lasting even when using flash.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Jim

            from New York

            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
              • Portrait Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

              To be used for general photography.
              Easy to use.

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              4.0

              Proprietary, but a high quality battery.

              By Robert

              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography

                Comments about Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

                Before posting any opinion of this product, I feel compelled to express my distaste for proprietary batteries in general. These types of batteries are among the most lucrative games that manufacturers play. Instead of "AA" rechargeables that are available virtually anywhere, proprietary batteries can only be purchased from an authorized dealer. They are completely unique to the manufacturer's product, (camera.) They can therefore be priced at any amount, and discontinued whenever they desire. It eliminates most competition. Your only option is to pay the price or stop using the product. That pretty much leaves you over a barrel. Considering that 2 new batteries will cost you over [$], you may not feel that the camera is worth the investment 2 years down the road. Proprietary batteries are a lot cheaper in the long run than standard alkaline. On the other hand, they're a lot more expensive that rechargeable AA's. Having established that, this is a surprisingly high capacity battery. Since the A3100 camera does not have an optical viewfinder, all composing is done via the display. One of the biggest contributors to battery drain is the viewing screen. In spite of that, the camera runs for a very acceptable period on a single charge. Although I have not calculated the number of photos per charge, I've found that 2 batteries are more than adequate for anything I've encountered. The battery is relatively simple to change. There is a small "clip" in the camera that holds it in place. Care must be taken not to force the battery in either direction until the clip is in the correct position. That is not difficult however, or particularly time consuming. In all fairness, it's quicker and easier to change one battery than to charge and insert 2 to 4 AA's. Although a generic version of this battery is available, this item has an approximate 25% more milliamp rating. That will give you a longer run time, and is worth the price difference, in my opinion. It also charges in a short period of time. With the included charger, it will charge to full capacity in less than 90 minutes. There is no hassle whatsoever in terms of inserting or removing it from the charger. Laying aside my general gripes with proprietary batteries, these batteries perform in an acceptable manner that will not disappoint you.

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                5.0

                Product is another Canon Great

                By Queen D

                from Waterbury Ct.

                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 Canon NB-8L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 740mAh):

                  In taking family pictures at a First Communion all were easy to capture portraits and wide angle views. Another great feature is it's size. Fits right into my cell phone compartment of my purse.
                  So far I have no complaints. Another great Canon product I've purchased. Keep up the great work.

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