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

(based on 353 reviews)

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    (83)

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    (12)

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    (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 (132)
  • Primary battery (108)
  • Professional cameras (77)
  • Video (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (104), Semi-pro photographer (84), Casual photographer (65), Pro photographer (34), Photography student (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (293), Yes (7)

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

Good value

By UCB

from Brooklyn, NY, USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      These batteries served me well so I just bought two more. Good value at a lower cost than original brand batteries.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Replacement Battery

      By Richard

      from Canada

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

      it looks promising! I just need to test it for few times to knows how long it will last but this is perfect replacement battery i think..

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      5.0

      Great battery

      By Tyler Walker

      from Phoenix

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

      I was a little worried about using an off brand but I'm pretty sure this lasts longer than a standard canon battery. I got a few solid hours of shooting the other day and was waiting for it to die. It lasted longer than I thought.

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      5.0

      B&H comes through

      By emmpath

      from odessa, fl

      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):

            I was in need of a new battery for my Canon T3i and looked for the one I was replacing. It is no longer made and B&H suggested a replacement. It arrived quickly and works perfectly. What more could you ask?

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works great, not a noticeable difference from this to canon

            By LJ

            from Hollywood, Florida

            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):

                  I would buy more of these, they seem to work well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  BATTERY PACK

                  By bobo

                  from hagerstown, md

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Works fine

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By FilmDude

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        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):

                          These batteries seem to work just as well as the official canon batteries. They communicate with the camera, hold a solid charge, and I have had no problems with them.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Working well

                          By Walter Ego

                          from Mahwah, NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video

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

                            Just what I needed, another back up battery. Wasn't sure if going outside canon brand was smart, but it's been fine. No problems and don't expect any.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Battery

                            By Houcky

                            from Sebastian FL

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long lasting
                            • Quick Shipping
                            • Quik Shipping

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I bought this as a back up for my Rebel T3i and it works great. The batteries lasted me a full day of shooting while I was with my theatre troupe traveling around Tampa. If you dont want to buy a handgrip having this in your camra bag is definetaly worth the money.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Highly Recommend

                                By Jude

                                from Kansas

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

                                Quality and effectiveness is equal to the bigger name brands. I'll be buying more :-)

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                                5.0

                                Works very well

                                By Kloko347

                                from New York

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

                                I use it as a backup battery and it has been working really good

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                                5.0

                                Great alternative

                                By Ray Loot

                                from Brooklyn

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

                                For the price, it's just as good as the Canon battery. It's half the price but it's the life of it is great....

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                                5.0

                                Cost Effective

                                By rockclimb978

                                from New York, NY

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

                                Half the price of Canon's battery and just as good.

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                                5.0

                                great product for price

                                By ej

                                from medford, ny

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

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

                                  long battery life at discount price. description very accurate since works in canon with no problems

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Gets the Job Done

                                  By Sir William

                                  from Birmingham, AL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  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):

                                    I needed an extra battery, and this was one was a great price. Works just as good as my Canon battery.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Priced right

                                    By Coach Mike

                                    from Marietta, GA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

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

                                      I have had one for about a year and have had no problems. I bought this one to give to my daughter to go with the camera we bought her for Christmas.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      thank u b&h

                                      By jdunlap

                                      from michigan

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

                                      I bought this for my rebel t5i.i was unsure of what battery I needed.b&h employee helped me and recommend this battery.works awsome.holds charge great.i really appreciate as a beginner the friendly customer service.u get all my business because of that.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent back up

                                      By Retired

                                      from Connecticut

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Dependable
                                      • Economical
                                      • Perfect fit

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Solid Back-up

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

                                        Needing a back up battery, I chose the Watson brand, which has proved to be perfect for my needs. It seems to be on the same level as my original Canon with a more economical price point. Time will prove it's reliability...but so far so good.

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                                        • No

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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.

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                                            • 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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