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CanonLP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good battery life (11)
  • Compact (8)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Family photos (4)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best option for Rebel SL1

    I'm disappointed in the original battery that came with the camera (Canon Rebel SL1), so this one, being the same product, performs the same. That said, as long as I turn...Read complete review

    I'm disappointed in the original battery that came with the camera (Canon Rebel SL1), so this one, being the same product, performs the same. That said, as long as I turn off the LCD monitor (which I prefer anyway) and go to a few other measures to minimize battery usage, I got a full day's usage (and maybe a little more) out of each of these batteries on a recent 3 week trip to Africa. I took two backup batteries, (plus a backup camera and more backup batteries) which turned out to be much more than necessary, but the trip notes specified "spotty electricity", and I was not about to miss out on photos due to dead batteries.
    I had ordered a generic version of the battery (can't remember which one) and charged it at home, left it out overnight (not in the camera or the charger), and it took a good 30 minutes to recharge completely the next morning. So I returned it for the Canon version, after a lovely and helpful conversation with a B&H salesman. Free returns for the underperforming generic battery didn't hurt at all - love the B&H service!
    Again - major tip for saving battery life- do not leave in the device overnight. Keep 'em separate. This likely goes for all batteries of this type, and maybe the whole world already knows this, but I was unaware of just HOW MUCH drainage occurs just by leaving it in the camera for one night.
    My bottom line is - I may not have purchased this camera had I done a little more research, but this battery is probably the best one available for the product I did purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    You'll need several

    These are small batteries, and if you're away from a charger, you'l need several. I now have four;-)

    These are small batteries, and if you're away from a charger, you'l need several. I now have four;-)

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    4.0

    nice to have

    By "T"

    from Michigan

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Charge Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

      Not sure if the limited battery life should be blamed on the Camera or the battery. Always carry a backup.

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      5.0

      Fantasic

      By sjm

      from Detroit area

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

            As always when you buy an original replacement battery you tend to be happiest. The cost of a Canon battery vs the off brand does not make it worth saving a few bucks. Best to just buy the original.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Spare battery - works same as original

            By Thabesh

            from Boulder, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                for Canon EOS M picked this up as an additional battery to help last a day of shooting.

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                • No

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                5.0

                quality product

                By tom

                from connecticut

                Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                This is the same battery that came with my camera,and it's just as good

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                5.0

                Go with what you know

                By Canon Fan

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Price
                • Quality Brand

                Cons

                • Battery life

                Best Uses

                • Backup Battery

                Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                After reading many reviews I decided to go with what I know. The two things I know are B&H has been my "Go To" for years now, they always have what I want, great prices, and the staff is second to none! The second thing I know is there are cheaper knock off brands, however, who wants to be in the middle of nowhere with a knock off battery thats getting not so good reviews. We all have invested in whatever brand we chose, I'm a Canon fan, so I went with the brand I knew and with the team I trust.

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                5.0

                battery backup

                By photo lover

                from az

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                  bought as a second battery and was glad I did. took many many photos

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                  5.0

                  Does what its supposed to.

                  By Blue Jay

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                      I have a Canon 100D (Rebel SL1) and used two batteries. One was canon battery and the other was not. The other one always ran out so fast that I couldn't use it much to shoot videos.
                      Thats why I got this new one and it works fine on my camera. I haven't had many chances to use it yet, so I need to test out more.

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                      5.0

                      Good Quality Product

                      By Photoguy

                      from USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                        Not much to be said about this product, it does what it is expected to do. Battery life is very good and price was not that bad.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I need extra battery and it's perfect!

                        By Karen

                        from Guayaquil, Ecuador

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Good in Low Light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                          I really need an extra battery. The one that I have runs out quickly.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Gotta charge out of this

                          By Dan

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Battery Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                              Great performance. Cost a little more, but I have the peace of mind of not worrying about how a third party battery might perform.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By BCI

                              from Austin

                              Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                              Works as advertised, and needed for any day outing. Canon batteries do give you more time than all the after market ones.

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By TP

                              from Southwest USA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                    Arrived in perfect condition and charged right up…happy to have an extra battery for my camera.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    nice to have the real thing

                                    By alex

                                    from mineapolis

                                    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                    Bought a second hand canon sl1and it came with a vivitar battery which didn't last very long. So picked up canon battery from b&h and much happier. Good to have genuine article.

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                                    5.0

                                    excellent backup

                                    By jessdhodgson

                                    from PA

                                    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                    Great to have on hand for all day and night shooting

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                                    5.0

                                    Reliable battery

                                    By Ed

                                    from Shoreline of Connecticut, USA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Battery Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                      I use only the camera manufacturers brand batteries. I have had some really bad experiences with curate bateries.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Extra Batter

                                      By Kat

                                      from Grand Rapids MN

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                          I am able to carry an extra, fully charged battery with me in the woods...just in case!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great battery for Sl1

                                          By aztrailblazer

                                          from Cottonwood, AZ

                                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Battery Life

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Wildlife photos

                                            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                            I always have extra batteries on hand, Canons are reliable.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Very pleased

                                            By Blmcbride

                                            from California

                                            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                            Excellent quality.

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                                            4.0

                                            Best option for Rebel SL1

                                            By First time safari-ist

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Ok Batt Life If Careful
                                            • Small / Compact

                                            Cons

                                            • Short Battery Life

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                              I'm disappointed in the original battery that came with the camera (Canon Rebel SL1), so this one, being the same product, performs the same. That said, as long as I turn off the LCD monitor (which I prefer anyway) and go to a few other measures to minimize battery usage, I got a full day's usage (and maybe a little more) out of each of these batteries on a recent 3 week trip to Africa. I took two backup batteries, (plus a backup camera and more backup batteries) which turned out to be much more than necessary, but the trip notes specified "spotty electricity", and I was not about to miss out on photos due to dead batteries.
                                              I had ordered a generic version of the battery (can't remember which one) and charged it at home, left it out overnight (not in the camera or the charger), and it took a good 30 minutes to recharge completely the next morning. So I returned it for the Canon version, after a lovely and helpful conversation with a B&H salesman. Free returns for the underperforming generic battery didn't hurt at all - love the B&H service!
                                              Again - major tip for saving battery life- do not leave in the device overnight. Keep 'em separate. This likely goes for all batteries of this type, and maybe the whole world already knows this, but I was unaware of just HOW MUCH drainage occurs just by leaving it in the camera for one night.
                                              My bottom line is - I may not have purchased this camera had I done a little more research, but this battery is probably the best one available for the product I did purchase.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Be Prepared

                                              By Littlemillie

                                              from Jefferson City, TN

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Battery Life

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                                  I bought this as an extra battery for my daughter's Christmas present. I have learned that you really need an extra battery. While you can get cheaper batteries, I usually get better performance from the Canon brand.

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                                                  • No

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