Shopping for Camera Battery Chargers
Digital camera battery chargers are necessary partners to most of today's modern cameras. No matter if you're a professional photographer on the job or if you want to record precious moments at home, keeping your camera's battery charged means that you're always prepared to capture those images. Choosing the right charger depends on what type of digital camera batteries you use, among other factors.
Differences in Camera Battery Chargers
The type of battery charger you need depends on how often you use your camera, and how fast you need your camera ready for use.
With lithium-ion battery chargers, it usually takes anywhere from three to five hours to fully charge your batteries, and then your camera will have enough juice to last for multiple photography projects. Their design is specific to high-powered cameras for extended use, which is why many professionals prefer them, as they don't need to change batteries too often during photo shoots.
Universal camera battery chargers are special devices that can charge various types of batteries, and are ideal if you have different kinds of cameras that work with universal chargers. Some universal chargers may also be useful worldwide because of their universal 110 to 240 voltage adjustments.
Types of Charger Designs
Digital camera chargers are available in several designs to fit your lifestyle and your photography or videography needs.
An LCD charger monitors and displays battery charging health and statuses telling you its charging level, how long your battery will take to complete a full charge, and how strong or weak the battery is over time. Certain types of LCD chargers also feature battery plates that allow for use with various models of batteries.
Compact battery chargers are smaller than standard chargers, but they still pack the same punch without taking up as much space. A common design is fold-out AC plugs that allow for easier storage.
Dual battery chargers allow you to charge more than one battery at a time. These may also come with interchangeable battery plates, giving you the choice to charge two of the same batteries or those for different cameras—both at once. These are ideal when you have battery grips that hold two batteries.
Travel chargers are similar to standard ones, but instead of using AC/DC adapters, you can use their USB cords to plug them directly into your laptop or other USB-enabled devices and power sources.
Whether you need a charger that makes your battery last for days, or a simpler one that only needs to last for a few hours, B&H Photo and Video has a wide variety of choices, including battery adapter plates and other charging accessories.