Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Shutter Release
  • Two Control Dials, Two Function Buttons
  • Holds One Battery
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Dust- and Splash-Proof Design
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Olympus HLD-7 overview

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The HLD-7 Battery Grip from Olympus is designed for use with the OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera. With one battery in the grip and another in the camera, you can capture approximately 680 shots per charge. The HLD-7 features a shutter release, two control dials and two function buttons for shooting vertically, in order to afford the same ease of operation you enjoy when shooting in horizontal position. Its dust- and splash-proof design also complements the weather resistant construction of the E-M1 for shooting in inclement conditions. Additionally, battery and grip sections are separated, and an optional Grip Strap GS-5 is available for added security. For long periods of continuous shooting, you can use the optional AC Adapter AC-3 to conserve battery power.

UPC: 050332186330
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Olympus HLD-7 specs

Tripod Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.6" / 11.9 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
Weight 8.3 oz / 235.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 3.8 x 2.7"

Olympus HLD-7 reviews

HLD-7 Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, must have accessory While this grip does make the Olympus OMD EM1 bigger, its not so much that it becomes a monstrosity. If anything, it makes it more comfortable to grip and increases the power two fold. As you know, these mirror less cameras love sucking on batteries especially if you're always using the live view monitor. I highly recommend this if you will be rocking zoom lenses. If not, it's still comes in handy, but I like it best because it balances out the front heavyness. It only takes 1 battery, so you do have to remove it to install the second battery in the camera body.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great accessory for extended shoots and This is a great accessory for the Olympus OMD-EM-1 especially when framing for a lot of vertical shots and is great when on an assignment that will require a large number of shots to be taken. It is comfortable and protects the bottom of the camera, naturally it makes the package somewhat bulky and significantly larger but this is a price well worth paying, I do not leave it permanently attached. Performs well and is well constructed.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enhances Ergonomics I have large hands, so with a smaller camera this helps a great deal with ergonomics. I find I can steady the camera better all of the time -- and can of course do a better job of composing while in the portrait shooting style. The added benefit of having another battery on line for power allows me to finish most shooting sessions without a change. This is important during air shows, sports events, and race coverages when key images could be missed.. The grip completes the camera in important ways and does not add significant weight or heft. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Product but has its drawbacks Nice product - battery charge goes down fast on my EM-1 so a second battery inline is one solution- also more function buttons to assign on this grip. But the weight of the EM-1 with this grip and extra battery make it feel like an SLR in terms of its weight. Also the grip covers the EM-1's battery door- so when both batteries run down it is necessary to remove the grip to change the camera's battery. I find that the camera alone feels fine even with my large hands- nice and light-easy to tote on a camera strap on a hike-with extra batteries in my pocket. By the way, the grip purchase does not include a battery- you need to buy one separately. If you need the extra function buttons or need maximum charge on a long shooting session and no time to swap out batteries-buy it. If weight is a major concern-don't
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get a Grip! This is a welcome addition to the OM-D E-M1. It is well suited for your entire hand gripping the camera. The added battery power is an advantage when shooting all day. Because the OM-D E-M1 has a side fitting for the SD card, you do not need to remove the battery holder/grip to change SD cards. The OM-D E-M10 does not have this feature. On that camera you have to remove the grip to access the SD card. You do have to remove the grip to access the battery for the camera. I leave the grip on all the time. It restores a great balance to the camera when using certain lenses, plus, the tripod fitting is in the middle of the grip. You will not regret purchasing this item especially if you like to shoot vertically...all controls for the vertical position.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improved handling The E-M1 is more comfortable in your hands than the E-M5 as a stand alone - and this grip just takes it to the next level. Sure the camera is bigger and heavier with it but if you are shooting portrait or using a long zoom it give you so much more stability. The extra battery is great, I only wish there was a way to access the main battery without removing the grip. The additional programable buttons are a plus, especially when you are shooting portrait.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an essential piece for stability with grip, and increase pwr during action sports like hockey, and for portraits. Great price for what you get. One con... you have to remove this unit to gain access to the battery in the camera - would be great to have the A/C Adapter for the OM-D actually charge the unit with the batteries in it, instead of having to remove the HLD-7 everytime you want to charge the camera battery! Other than that - great item... and yes, the extra (switchable) battery in this unit does help greatly extend the shooting time.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice for portrait shooting and battery Very well constructed. My only negative is that the battery cannot possibly take up all that much room in the grip. Why couldn't they have set it up to hold a second battery. Particularly given how fast the batteries go on the E-M1.
Date published: 2013-11-24
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