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WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (7)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Compact (37)
  • Fast charge (20)
  • Highly compatible (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (37)
    • At home (23)
    • Camcorder bag (22)
    • Fast charge (16)
    • HD shooting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (35), Film professional (7), Aspiring film maker (6), Parent (5), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile Little Compact Charger

    I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera...Read complete review

    I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera doesn't come with a charger. Instead it requires you to plug a charging cord into the camera to charge the battery in-camera. This separate little charger allows you to charge a battery separately while you are shooting with another battery.

    There are several features I really like about this charger:

    1) You can get separate adapter plates that allow you to charge different batteries for different cameras. I have two chargers plus two extra adapter plates. I keep one with my Fujifilm X100s camera and the other with my Canon Vixia video camera. If I need to charge two batteries for one of my cameras at once, I put the correct adapter plates on each charger and charge both at once. This gives me great flexibility.

    2) The charger plugs directly into an electrical outlet, but it also comes with a 12-volt adapter so you can use it in your car to charge your battery while traveling.

    3) It is extremely compact and the AC plug folds into the body when you are not using it. This makes it much easier to carry around than the charger that came with my Fujifilm X100s camera. That charger is not only larger, but it also requres carrying a separate AC cord with it. The combination is much bulkier and harder to carry around than this little, compact Watson.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wish I'd bought Canon brand.

    I have this charger, as well as the Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter (yes, it's for the BP-800 series) I bought second. The Canon is faster. I found that I do...Read complete review

    I have this charger, as well as the Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter (yes, it's for the BP-800 series) I bought second. The Canon is faster. I found that I do need the speed and reliability of the charger designed for my battery. I will eventually get another Canon & keep this for emergencies.

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    5.0

    Watson- a small & mighty charge!

    By JF

    from CA

    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

    This compact battery charger was one of my best investments. It's portable size makes it great when I'm on the go and serves up a full charge for long shoots. Like me, I have no doubt you too will have extra battery life for some extra unplanned photo inspiration!

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    5.0

    Watson AC/DC Charger

    By Aaron the Videographer

    from North Kingstown, RI

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

      This the second time I have ordered this product because I was so happy with the first charger. I like the size of the charger and include cigarette lighter adaptor. Chargers are fast and batteries are ready for use.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Versatile Little Compact Charger

      By Bob

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Flexible
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

        I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera doesn't come with a charger. Instead it requires you to plug a charging cord into the camera to charge the battery in-camera. This separate little charger allows you to charge a battery separately while you are shooting with another battery.

        There are several features I really like about this charger:

        1) You can get separate adapter plates that allow you to charge different batteries for different cameras. I have two chargers plus two extra adapter plates. I keep one with my Fujifilm X100s camera and the other with my Canon Vixia video camera. If I need to charge two batteries for one of my cameras at once, I put the correct adapter plates on each charger and charge both at once. This gives me great flexibility.

        2) The charger plugs directly into an electrical outlet, but it also comes with a 12-volt adapter so you can use it in your car to charge your battery while traveling.

        3) It is extremely compact and the AC plug folds into the body when you are not using it. This makes it much easier to carry around than the charger that came with my Fujifilm X100s camera. That charger is not only larger, but it also requres carrying a separate AC cord with it. The combination is much bulkier and harder to carry around than this little, compact Watson.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By sbufkin1

        from Union, MS

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

            This charger was great! It was so easy to use. I have two batteries one Canon and the other is a Watson. Both batteries plugged in so easy and the charger let me know when they were ready.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Rosemerry RI

            from RI

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

              This charger is lightweight and easy to use. I was especially delighted to find that it came with a mobile car charger for my video camera. What a bonus!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sturdy dual-voltage charger

              By Kevin

              from Geneva, Switzerland

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Shooting Indoors

                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                I use this charger to charge Canon and Watson brand batteries for my Canon HF G20 camcorder.

                I have no complaints. It's fairly sturdy, quite lightweight and very reasonably priced. The included two-prong European adapter plug is fantastic and one reason I purchased this item. I use it in Europe.

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                5.0

                Awesome AC/DC charger!

                By Ferret Girl

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                  Convenient; It can be used in a regular outlet or in a car using the USB charger.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  You should have this

                  By Smithvideo

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                  It takes quite a while to charge your batteries from the camera. This charges faster and you can be charging one with this and one through the camera to get two batteries charged at the same time. Very compact and comes w cigarette lighter adapter and European plug adapter.

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                  5.0

                  It just works

                  By Birder Bert

                  from Fallbrook, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fold-away Plug
                  • No Cords

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                      I use this charger with my BP-800 series batteries (Canon XA-20 camcorder) and it works great. It plugs directly into my power strip with no cords required. The price is reasonable too - although "free with the camera" would have been better.

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                      4.0

                      Good buy

                      By Mathilde

                      from On the road USA

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                        A practical compact and versatile battery charger, including cigarette lighter car plug and USB port. Too early to say if it stays reliable.

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                        5.0

                        Good for XA20/XA25

                        By John

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                          Got it for my XA25 spare battery, as the camera doesn't come with a charger. This does the job just fine. The removable battery sled could be useful if you have other cameras and other battery types - you can just get a different sled for that batter and slide it into the charger, without getting another charger.

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                          5.0

                          The product do what it is suppose to do

                          By danielbert50

                          from Algiers, Algeria

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                              I was surprise to see that a 220volts was supply with the charger.

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                              5.0

                              Works very nicely

                              By Jim the Runner

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Camcorder Bag
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                It is compact and works. What more can I say?
                                I cannot say anything about the charging speed. I just plug it in and the battery is charged a few hours later when I come back.

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                                5.0

                                Necessary addition for Canon XA-10

                                By Charlie-R

                                from Glen Allen, VA

                                About Me Professional Videographer, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Charges Quickly
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Camcorder Bag
                                  • Quick Charge

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                  The XA-10 does not come with a stand-alone charger for the BP-808 (et. al.) battery, so if you purchase an extra battery for the camera, you need to also purchase a separate charger. The Pearstone charger works very well; if you have access to a wall outlet, you can charge a depleted battery while using your spare and keep on shooting. After a shoot, it's the best way to recharge the batteries.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Charger

                                  By Colannah

                                  from Christchurch, VA

                                  About Me Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home
                                    • Camcorder Bag
                                    • Quick Charge
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                    Great charger for the money. Pearstone is the best brand for the "generic" alternative.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Right on time

                                    By BigCphoto

                                    from Detroit,mi

                                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home
                                      • Camcorder Bag
                                      • Quick Charge
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                      it came though on the spot fare price. handy to use. i use it all the time i hope it can hold up.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Pearstone battery charger

                                      By carlosantana0219

                                      from Utah

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home
                                        • Quick Charge

                                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                        My wife has a cannon camcorder that she had lost the charger for. So far this works great and can only hope it continues too as well.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I like this charger

                                        By Diana

                                        from Connecticut

                                        About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Charges Quickly
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • At Home
                                          • Camcorder Bag
                                          • Quick Charge
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                          This comes in handy when you need to re-charge while using your camera.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Very impressed

                                          By Farmgirl

                                          from Goodland, KS

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • At Home
                                            • Camcorder Bag
                                            • Quick Charge
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                            I'm super impressed by this product. It wasn't pricey at all and has already been a great buy. I have charged both my Pearstone battery and my Canon battery with it...and it is way cheaper than its Canon equivalent.

                                            I was pretty disappointed when i bought my new camera and it didn't come with a charger. But from what I have experienced so far, Pearstone makes a quality product for an affordable price. There was no hesitation whatsoever to purchase this item and the price sealed the deal.

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                                            5.0

                                            Reliable and affordable alternative

                                            By Loco Baka

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • At Home
                                              • Camcorder Bag
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                              This charger is a reliable and affordable alternative to Canon's charger. This charger also automatically converts 110 and 220V (good for travel), AND has a USB port so you could also charge your iPhone or iPod while charging your videocam batteries.

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                                              • No

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