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

(based on 81 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (27)
  • Durable (23)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Good value (17)

Cons

  • Pricey (13)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • 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 (70)

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 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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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        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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                                          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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                                          5.0

                                          It was already a year old when i got it.

                                          By Malayalee

                                          from White Plains, New York

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

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

                                            For electronic flashes. Even though it was already a year old, the performance was very good. The charger showed it with 4 out of 5 bars and it took less than an hour to get 100%. I have tried many other famous brands but nothing can beat Eneloop when it comes to rechargeable batteries.

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