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SanyoXX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack)
 
4.8

(based on 82 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (27)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Durable (23)
  • Reliable (22)
  • Good value (17)

Cons

  • Pricey (13)

Best Uses

  • Travel (25)
  • Primary battery (22)
  • Weddings (17)
  • Family photos (16)
  • Professional cameras (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (23), Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wouldn't use any other brand

I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before...Read complete review

I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before the reception. I swear by these batteries and wouldn't trust any other brand of rechargeable. I have used other brands in the past and they don't hold a match to the Eneloop. Unlike the Eneloop, other brands would run out of juice much quicker in the field and they can't hold a charge while not in use. I have 20 of the standard Eneloops and they are the original 1st gen models (3UTG) which I've had for at least 3-4 years. They are still going strong but I can tell they are starting to fade a little. It's about time to replace them but not sure if I want to get the 3rd gen standards (3UTGB) or the higher power XX. I'm just not sure if the extra 400 mAh in the XX is worth the extra money and limited lifespan (1800 cycles in the standard vs 500 cycles in the XX).

I also wanted to mention, the comments made on 4/17/12 by Deral are incorrect. In their review they wrote -
"NOTE: With ANY batteries of this type, you NEED to fully discharge them or they will develop memory."
Eneloops don't have the memory effect and his advice could actually lower the battery lifespan. If you read the FAQs page at Eneloops website they note the following -

What does the terminology "memory effect" specify?
---Memory Effect is a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. The eneloop battery does not experience the effects of "memory effect".

Should I store my batteries charged or uncharged?
---If stored with charge, it is possible that when you return to use the battery there may still be some charge left in the battery, therefore it will enable you to use it right then and there. Also, by keeping some charge in the battery, it will require you to "cycle" the battery fewer times until it reaches its peak charge. If you store them with no charge, you will have to "cycle" the battery multiple times until it reaches its peak charge.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ruptured after first use

I bought two packs of these expensive batteries. They did seem to work well in my SB 600 Speedlight, recharging quickly and putting out good power. However, after the very first use,...Read complete review

I bought two packs of these expensive batteries. They did seem to work well in my SB 600 Speedlight, recharging quickly and putting out good power. However, after the very first use, I noticed that one of the batteries had ruptured, leaking battery juice aroung the positive terminal. They were used in the ordinary way, without any abuse. I've never had that happen to any of the countless other brands that I have used. I can only hope that this was a fluke and that B+H will exchange them for me.

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5.0

Great Buy

By Snap photo

from St Louis, MO

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

    I use these rechargeable batteries to power my Nikon SB-900 strobes. Whether I use them in my flashes to shoot real estate or events, the batteries have never let me down. They keep their power throughout.
    When I purchased this set of 'AA' Batteries I immediately used a sharpie marker to write the month and year on each battery. I also write on each battery in this set a letter and a number. Example: Battery 1 would be 12.14 A1, Battery 2, 12.14 A2, etc. This way I keep them as a set.
    These are not my first set of rechargeable batteries and they won't be my last.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great batteries - Great price

    By Big Al

    from Long Beach CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Instant Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

    Bought these to replace those I had in my Canon A650 camera and my P Touch label writer.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Only Battery to Buy for Flash

    By Shutter bug

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

      I use these batteries for my flash of course. Eneloop XX is the best and only one to buy.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love eneloops

      By John urphotos

      from Little neck ny

      Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

      Live these batteries,, they hold their charge even when sitting around and gives you great recycle time on your flashes

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      5.0

      Cost-effective way to use flash

      By Joan the runner

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

        I use these with my Nikon SB 910. They are very good.

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        • No

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        5.0

        the best

        By Anthony

        from Maryland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

              The best rechargeable NiMH batteries out there bar none.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best rechargables I've found.

              By Ron

              from Newington, CT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                  Tried all the brands I could find before. So glad I found these. They keep charge even while sitting in camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Meets my needs

                  By joseph

                  from nj

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                    I use it for my nikon sb600 flash

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    The best for your flash

                    By Brian

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • High capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                        There really is a difference in batteries. NiMH is hugely superior to Alkaline or Lithium for flash. These are very high capacity NiMH batteries. The price is right too.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent real life batteries

                        By Antirich

                        from Princeton, NJ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                            After wasting a ton of money and time on store bought rechargables (Energizer and Duracell), I was about to give up on rechargables. Just didn't hold any decent charge, and quite a few failures and even some that leaked!

                            Read some great reviews on Eneloop batteries and gave them a try. Night and day difference between them and the others. Chrage is held MUCH longer with better power, especially over time where others fail.

                            Note that you need to match AA batteries with the right usage. In other words, the basic Eneloops are good standard batteries, but don't have the power for intense uses like a remote control car, or digital camera. Best to use 2400+ battery, you're results will be much better. It's like comparing a low cost battery vs. a Energizer Ultramax (or what ever their top battery is called)

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                            5.0

                            the best in the market

                            By Marensepia

                            from Chile

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                              Very good batteries, lots of charging cicles

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Better than Photolithiums

                              By Andy G

                              from Fort Collins, CO

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                I use these in Canon 580EX and 600EX-RT strobes and they are fantastic. I also use the other versions of Eneloop NiMH batteries (longer storage, a little less power) with equal success. They hold a charge forever, and cycle time on my Speedlites is very fast. They also last a long time. I use a La Crosse Charger, and the slower charge current if I have time, since this is supposed to be easier on the batteries. I used to use Eveready Photolithiums because I always knew they'd have power, but these batteries have completely obsoleted them.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Excellent batteries

                                By vofotos photography studio

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                Bought 4 packs of these and I love them.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Wouldn't use any other brand

                                By Jeremy

                                from Frederick, MD

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recycling
                                • Long-lasting

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before the reception. I swear by these batteries and wouldn't trust any other brand of rechargeable. I have used other brands in the past and they don't hold a match to the Eneloop. Unlike the Eneloop, other brands would run out of juice much quicker in the field and they can't hold a charge while not in use. I have 20 of the standard Eneloops and they are the original 1st gen models (3UTG) which I've had for at least 3-4 years. They are still going strong but I can tell they are starting to fade a little. It's about time to replace them but not sure if I want to get the 3rd gen standards (3UTGB) or the higher power XX. I'm just not sure if the extra 400 mAh in the XX is worth the extra money and limited lifespan (1800 cycles in the standard vs 500 cycles in the XX).

                                I also wanted to mention, the comments made on 4/17/12 by Deral are incorrect. In their review they wrote -
                                "NOTE: With ANY batteries of this type, you NEED to fully discharge them or they will develop memory."
                                Eneloops don't have the memory effect and his advice could actually lower the battery lifespan. If you read the FAQs page at Eneloops website they note the following -

                                What does the terminology "memory effect" specify?
                                ---Memory Effect is a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. The eneloop battery does not experience the effects of "memory effect".

                                Should I store my batteries charged or uncharged?
                                ---If stored with charge, it is possible that when you return to use the battery there may still be some charge left in the battery, therefore it will enable you to use it right then and there. Also, by keeping some charge in the battery, it will require you to "cycle" the battery fewer times until it reaches its peak charge. If you store them with no charge, you will have to "cycle" the battery multiple times until it reaches its peak charge.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great batteries

                                By Benny99

                                from Maplewood , NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                    Great product holds a long charge and was delivered ASAP. Thanks B&H

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                                    • No

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                                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Long Lasting External Flash AA's

                                    By CaptDave

                                    from Hackettstown, NJ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                      Recommended by Ken Rockwell

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best batteries for Flash

                                      By Scott

                                      from New York NY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                          These batteries give the extra juice you need and also has a long shelf life. Many other batteries just fall dead in the water after a few cycles.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Love them - fast recycle time

                                          By Kat

                                          from Vermont

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                            I'm a professional wedding photographer and the amount of non-rechargeable batteries I would go through during the course of a wedding reception was insane.

                                            I made the switch to Enloop Batteries a couple of years ago and have been incredibly happy with them. I actually didn't think that the old Enloops could be improved upon but here we are. I used them in my on camera flash [SB 910, bounced with flash card] and they lasted well into the dancing part. Granted, I also use off camera flash in addition to the on camera fill but I love how reliable, hard working, long lasting these batteries are.

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Amazing batteries!

                                            By Christian

                                            from Gatineau, Canada

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                            The headline says it all. These Enelopp batteries deserve my 5 stars!

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            best battery

                                            By kneelz

                                            from New York, NY

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                            -Long lasting and you get more flashes
                                            -It doesnt overheat fast unlike other brand
                                            -fast recycling time for your flash
                                            -reliable

                                            a must buy for strobist!

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