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WatsonLP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh)
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

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    (11)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Family photos (8)
  • Travel (8)
  • Sports/action (7)
  • Video (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (7), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Spare Battery for EOS M

I get about 200 images per charged battery on my EOS M, so a spare battery or two is a must. This one charges in same amount of time as the EOM battery and...Read complete review

I get about 200 images per charged battery on my EOS M, so a spare battery or two is a must. This one charges in same amount of time as the EOM battery and gets as many shots. It also holds the charge in the bag so I am assured a have a back up battery when on a day trip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great value

Charges just fine in the Canon charger. Seems to last about as long as the Canon battery.

It's just ever so slightly larger than the stock battery, making it difficult...Read complete review

Charges just fine in the Canon charger. Seems to last about as long as the Canon battery.

It's just ever so slightly larger than the stock battery, making it difficult to get it out of the battery compartment.

Overall a good buy If your looking to save some money.

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4.0

Works fine

By kitmaira

from San Fernando, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

The replacement battery fits a little tighter in the camera (Canon SL1) than the factory batter, but seems to work fine. No complaints so far. It's a far cheaper alternative than the factory battery. I haven't done a comparison on battery life so far, the Canon has very short life shooting video, using the camera's autofocus function, so I am hoping for better life.

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  • No

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5.0

Works great

By stevesphar

from Sacramento

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

I bought this battery as a back up to the normal Canon battery, the LP-E12. I have used it through on cycle, about 500 pictures. The Watson lasted as long as the Canon. I am satisfied with this product.

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5.0

Works just fine

By Dan

from Knoxville, MD

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      Works fine, charges fine

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Good while it lasted

      By dstir

      from SLC, UT

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      It lasted for 2 years (almost exactly) which is not too bad I guess. I've used this Watson battery interchangeably with the Canon branded one and unfortunately the Watson died first. Now it charges for only a few minutes before the charger says it is full and then it only lasts a few minutes in the camera before running out of juice.

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      4.0

      Good value and performance

      By lbj

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      Much more reasonable than the Canon labelled batteries. Arrived pre-charged and ready to use. Seems to work well.

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      1.0

      Swelled, stuck in camera

      By SL

      from Oakland, CA

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      This battery worked great for a year and a half. Then one day after charging it recently the camera wouldn't power on. When I went to swap it out with my Canon battery it was stuck inside the camera! Luckily we were able to pry it out with no damage to my SL1. The Watson had swelled, bulging in the middle. I'll suck it up and pay for the official ones from now on.

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      4.0

      Si far so good

      By Alejandro

      from New York

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      it is compatible, less expensive, will see about life. But I have bought this brand before with good results.

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      5.0

      "I would buy this product again and again"

      By digitaljuice4u

      from Baltimore, Maryland

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      I charged the battery laster a whole 2 hour videoshoot

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      5.0

      Perfect replacement for OEM

      By Combckkid

      from Indianapolis

      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

      Fits perfect in my camera body, works well with chargers as well. Comparable battery life as well, couldn't be happier

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      5.0

      A Workhorse

      By Dr Pepper

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

          I have used this battery and it sister over and over. It seem to just keep going even in the dark and the cold of night photography.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Holds a charge all day

          By Spencer

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

              Purchased two of them into a battery grip for my Canon SL1. Using my camera for 5-6 hours and still have half a charge left to go.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great replacement or second battery

              By Donnie

              from Savannah, GA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

              I needed a second battery and this fits the bill. Fits perfectly and haven't noticed a difference between this one and the Canon battery.

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              • No

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              1.0

              Disappointed

              By Dissatisfied

              from New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

              Worked well for a while. Now it shows odd behavior. Turns the camera on, then goes dead, straight from the charger. When checking the charge again, it is full. Yet keeps playing dead after few seconds inside the camera. No such problem with original battery. Too late to return it. Will have to get the Canon brand as spare.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Cost effective extra battery

              By The Chad

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Perfect fit

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                  Fits and works great!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Watson a good value

                  By World Traveller

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive And Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                    Whenever I purchase a DSLR or handicam, I buy a back up battery. I have never regretted purchasing a Watson battery. In my experience they are just as reliable as original manufacturer's equipment.

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                    4.0

                    Non Canon Battery- AWESOME

                    By Kc

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • With Canon Cameras

                      Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                      I use this with my Canon Camera and it works great and lasts just as long for not being a canon battery!

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                      5.0

                      works well

                      By confyushis

                      from los angeles, ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                          used as a spare, it provides enough power for essentially the same number of shots ... does what i want for a fraction of the price of the brand name alternative.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Mixed feelings

                          By OldMan58

                          from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Decent Capacity
                          • Reasonable price

                          Cons

                          • Poor Quality Control
                          • Somewhat Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • Eos M Spare Battery

                          Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                          Watson batteries look cheap on the exterior (compared with Canon batteries), do not slide so easily into the battery compartment of my EOS M camera but they work fine otherwise. Third party batteries are cheap for a reason: the quality control is not great and one of the two batteries I ordered arrived completely discharged (the battery must arrive 50…60% charged - one or two bars). After charging, this battery didn't last more than few shots - the capacity of the battery was very low. The other battery seems to be as good as the original and it doesn't show signs of fatigue yet.B&H was great in replacing the bad battery - excellent customer support!In conclusion, assuming the bad battery was just an unfortunate incident, Watson LP-E12 replacement seems to be a decent choice for a Canon EOS M camera (I recommend 3…4 batteries especially when traveling).

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                          5.0

                          Good value

                          By Dmpprod

                          from NYC

                          Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                          1/2 the price of OEM and almost as powerful.

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                          5.0

                          Great Economical Second Battery

                          By Rennisk

                          from Los Gatos, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Watson LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 800mAh):

                            Purchased this as a second battery for my new Canon SL1. Great price and does the job!

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                            • No

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