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CanonLP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
 
4.7

(based on 59 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good battery life (20)
  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Short battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Family photos (8)
  • Low light (6)
  • Weddings (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (3)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Battery came with NO charge, so could not use it right away

I ordered the camera battery as I was travelling and did not have my battery with me. I paid to have the battery overnighted to me and it came with no charge on it,...Read complete review

I ordered the camera battery as I was travelling and did not have my battery with me. I paid to have the battery overnighted to me and it came with no charge on it, so useless for what I needed.

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5.0

Dependable

By Cheryl

from Reseda, CA

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 have three of these batteries that I use on a rotating basis. Tried a lower priced battery one time, that was supposed to be substitute battery for the LP-E12. The substitute battery went halfway down into battery compartment and then got stuck. Had a very hard time getting the battery out. After some research, I found out that the measurements can sometimes be off on the substitute batteries. Never again. Have only used the original Canon LP-E12 battery since that particular incident, and have not had any problems. The battery life is pretty good. I tend to do long shoots and a lot of sequential shooting, so I always have two batteries available at all times. Long as in a three hour baby shower shoot equals two batteries.

      The only thing that would be better, is if Canon brought the price down by about $20. That would be most helpful. But, other than that, the product itself is dependable and holds its charge.

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      1.0

      Battery came with NO charge, so could not use it right away

      By Angelajayne116

      from New York, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

          I ordered the camera battery as I was travelling and did not have my battery with me. I paid to have the battery overnighted to me and it came with no charge on it, so useless for what I needed.

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          • No

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          4.0

          It's Canon, so it must be good?

          By DK

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Oem

          Cons

          • Camera Only Comes With 1
          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Powering Your Sl1

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

          It's OEM, so (hopefully) don't have to worry about it not working. It's always nice to have a backup battery. Unfortunately, the Camera only comes with one.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Extra

          By Dj

          from PA

          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):

              extra battery

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              • No

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              5.0

              It's A Battery

              By Spud

              from Walnut, California

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I use it like all batteries. I put it in the camera!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  After seeing the Canon ads on counterfeits, I went OEM.

                  By Sawdust King

                  from Wilmington, DE

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Battery Life

                  Cons

                  • EXPENSIVE

                  Best Uses

                  • Your "old Faithful" Wage

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

                  Okay the Canon battery is over 2x the cost of a generic, but if you have ever had a Li-ion battery explode or gradually stop taking a charge, I felt it was not worth it. In the past I would end up with a collect of brand-x batteries none of which were 100% reliable after several yrs. Like most tools they usually fail when you need them the most. If you dissect one and compare it to an OEM battery often one can see the difference, particularly in the terminal spot welds. The Canon batteries have was outlasted the generics and never surprised me to the negative; actually they survive neglect better too. With age the Canon Battery become your go-to "old faithful" w/age.

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                  5.0

                  Yep, it is the right one.

                  By Linda Lou

                  from Nebraska

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I needed an extra battery and wanted one made by Canon. I am glad it is available at a reasonable price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Only battery I will use on my canon SL1 camera

                      By HABJR

                      from Charlotte,NC

                      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
                        • Wildlife photos

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

                        3rd party batteries are a gamble use at your own risk you get what you pay for cheap batteries are indeed cheap batteries. Use only canon batteries in your canon camera.offers

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                        5.0

                        A must have

                        By Myett76

                        from Concord

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        Its just practical to always have a back up battery.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Original canon battery

                        By Gus

                        from WISCONSIN

                        Verified Reviewer

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

                        OEM Canon battery. Works well. A little pricey, but it beats buying on non Canon battery.

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                        5.0

                        Nice Battery!

                        By Grande Ande

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        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):

                          Great Lithium Ion battery. Works perfect in Canon cameras!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          E = I * R What else can you say? Oh...B&H is the best.

                          By ForkeyHorsey

                          from TX

                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Short Battery Life

                          Best Uses

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

                            I think this may be a battery exclusively dedicated to the SL-1 but I am not sure. At any rate the battery seems to need charging fairly often. Maybe Canon will improve it over time. Until then the battery stores the energy you will need to run your camera. Not sure how else to review a battery. I never use after market batteries but maybe one will work for you if you are willing to risk it.

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                            5.0

                            as advertised

                            By Malidoc

                            from Mali

                            Verified Buyer

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

                            Original battery. No problems.

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                            5.0

                            Long lasting, fast charged

                            By B7

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action

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

                              Light, and charged it pretty quick.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Necessary addition for EOS shooters

                              By rennisk

                              from Los Gatos, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Battery Life
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                I use this as a back-up battery for my Canon SL-1. Charge is retained when not in use and it lasts quite along time when you are using it.

                                Had purchased an after-market battery but it didn't hold it's charge so I decided to spend the extra money for a Canon version. Glad I did.

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                                5.0

                                Back up is the best way to go!

                                By Hearn Texas

                                from San Antonio, Texas

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Battery Life

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • ALL OF THE ABOVE

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

                                Works great! I bought it for a back up and it did is job and save me.

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                                4.0

                                Works as expected.

                                By Indigo

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

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

                                If you own an SL1 like I do, you have no other choice. Always having an extra battery is very important!

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                                5.0

                                Its a battery! Works as expected

                                By Harlod

                                from Boulder, CO

                                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):

                                    After having mixed success with non-OEM batteries, I've been sticking with the Canon OEM batteries and have been completely satisfied. This one charged fully and have had no issue with it in my SL1.

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                                    5.0

                                    Always go Canon...

                                    By mattsplatt

                                    from Fort Worth, TX

                                    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Battery Life
                                    • Small / Compact

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action

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

                                      I have used the knock off brands with some success, and some failure. You can't go wrong with Canon. No problems and they last longer.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect as always

                                      By Rupgo from Teachlr

                                      from Venezuela

                                      Verified Buyer

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

                                      B&H rules!

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