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WatsonLP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
 
4.7

(based on 335 reviews)

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    (239)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

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    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (211)
  • Fast charge (160)
  • Easy to install (159)
  • Reliable (134)
  • Long-lasting (121)

Cons

  • Loses charge over time (7)
  • Takes too long to charge (3)
  • Unreliable contacts (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (207)
  • Travel (127)
  • Primary battery (108)
  • Professional cameras (77)
  • Family photos (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (101), Semi-pro photographer (81), Casual photographer (61), Pro photographer (33), Photography student (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (283), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Is it worth the savings?

I purchased this battery to use in a battery grip. I cannot notice any difference in the amount of time it takes to charge the battery nor the charge it holds when comparing it...Read complete review

I purchased this battery to use in a battery grip. I cannot notice any difference in the amount of time it takes to charge the battery nor the charge it holds when comparing it to a Canon battery. It's entirely possible that it's made in the same factory (since it's highly unlikely that Canon makes batteries).

I do have concerns regarding warranty issues and what's covered in case the battery explodes, but since it's in a $150 battery grip, at least my loss would be somewhat reasonable and I'd be able to continue using the camera, just without the grip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

reasonably good

Seems to have somewhat less capacity than the original battery, but not as much as it is cheaper. However, a more annoying is the fact that it doesn't display the remaining charge, so...Read complete review

Seems to have somewhat less capacity than the original battery, but not as much as it is cheaper. However, a more annoying is the fact that it doesn't display the remaining charge, so it dies instantly.

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5.0

Couldn't be happier

By Andrew

from Saline, MI

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Battery Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

      This battery is about half the price of Canon batteries, and other then a different name being printed on the battery, there is no difference. I will be buying more Watson batteries in the future for sure.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      must have !

      By dsb

      from florida

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

        The backup battery is a necessity and the pro staff recommended the best.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works just as well as OEM

        By BrentSte

        from Georgia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

              Battery lasts just as long as the Canon brand costing much more. Charge time is comparable as well.

              Cant beat the price difference! Definitely recommend!

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              4.0

              Good battery

              By flyboymatt04

              from El Cajon

              Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

              I've only had these for a few weeks. I bought them to hold me over while I travel through South Sudan. So for it's been good. However, I've shot less than 400 so I haven't found the limit of it's capacity.

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              4.0

              good price,good product

              By Lyndon

              from Norwich, Ct.

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                  good price I would recommend this product to anyone starting out on a budget. It functions as well as the Canon battery at less than half the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Suzanne's Photography

                  from Upstate, SC

                  Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                  Seems to have the same battery life as my Canon brand. Pleased with the product so far.

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                  5.0

                  Good back-up

                  By Will

                  from GR, MI

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        Holds a charge well and works as it should at a good price.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        No problems

                        By ScottKingsleyPhotography

                        from Lancaster, PA

                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        I run this with another third party battery in a grip on my back up camera. No problems so far.

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                        5.0

                        Works great!

                        By Leo

                        from Nj

                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        Awesome price

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                        5.0

                        Great...

                        By Tblomberg

                        from Minnesota

                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        Good condition and last a long time. Service was great as always

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                        4.0

                        Works as expected

                        By gs0b

                        from Jamison, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                              So far, so good. Battery charged in the Cannon charger. It powers the camera (T3i). Only time will tell if it holds up well.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Nice battery

                              By Dave

                              from Hershey, PA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                This battery is no different than the Canon one but the $$$. Works just as expected.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good Battery

                                By Big Kayla

                                from Alabama

                                Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                Great battery. Doesn't die quick. Charges fast.

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                                5.0

                                Good as original!

                                By SilentPhotographer

                                from NY, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                      This more affordable battery works just as well as the canon version. Plus you save a bundle!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      great bateries for the buck

                                      By storman norman

                                      from ft knox ,ky

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Good Audio Quality
                                      • Good Video Quality
                                      • Great Picture Quality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                        got these batteries for school and they are great

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        great battery for Canon T4i

                                        By gigih

                                        from Schaumburg Illinois

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                          Works as well as the canon!

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                                          5.0

                                          Works good, like a normal canon batt.

                                          By Jonny

                                          from Fairmont, WV

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                                Charges and holds charge just like a canon battery. I have several watson batteries for my Canons, nikons, fujifilms, they all work just fine. No reason to pay the extra money for a brand name battery.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                As Good as Canon

                                                By ChrissyAi

                                                from Florida

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Long Battery Life
                                                • Long-lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                                    So far this battery works as well as my Canon did when I first got it with my camera. (That was about a year ago and now the battery dies fairly fast.)
                                                    I'm really happy with how this works for the photos I take, it also really helps having two battery packs now!

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    I love it!

                                                    By Caleb Evan

                                                    from IL

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • High Quality
                                                    • Long Battery Life

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Travel
                                                      • Video
                                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                                      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                                      So far I love this battery! I think that it has just as much life as the canon battery.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Extra battery. why not?

                                                      By Erika G

                                                      from Freehold, NJ

                                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                                                          I received this in a kit. IT's a lot cheaper than the canon battery which works for me.

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                                                          • No

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