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CanonCG-800 Charger
 
4.7

(based on 211 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (151)
  • Fast charge (151)
  • Easy to use (144)
  • Lightweight (135)
  • Reliable (37)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Long charge time (8)
  • Short cord (4)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (159)
  • At home (117)
  • Camcorder bag (103)
  • Fast charge (82)
  • Portable electronics (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (96), Parent (34), Quality oriented (32), Aspiring film maker (25), Film professional (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely useful, bordering on essential

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries...Read complete review

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries on camera, but you can't use the camera and charge simultaneously using the supplied charger.

The batteries used on the HF10 and its successor is usually the 809, which has very limited runtime. For use at a social event or other place where AC is available, the CG-800 allows you to leapfrog the batteries, one running while one charges. It also makes for much lighter traveling and stows easily in a camera bag, since it has no cord. Its plug-in prongs fold simply into the body, and the battery attaches easily.

It also is compatible with overseas power. I simply attached a European style outlet adapter, and it worked perfectly, recognizing the change to 220/50HZ. Some countries catering to US tourists have a few US type outlets in the hotel rooms, but they are at a premium when traveling with a family so it's nice be able to use local power.

There is an amber light indicating the attached battery is charging properly. This light turns green to indicate charging done. This is handy, but some type of level indicating bar would have been useful.

While this takes the place of the corded adapter, it would have been nice to have a terminal allowing it to power a camera via an adapter cable.

I didn't get around to timing the charge cycle, but it was probably well under two hours for an 809 battery. On our foreign trip this was never a problem.

Having not faced a surge, I have no idea whether or not this is surge protected. Perhaps that was not a design consideration because this is not intended for connection to a camera.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

It could have a cord....

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big...Read complete review

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big battery in this, and then stick it to a wall, you're going to see the whole thing falling to the ground... better use in a floor plug.

And it doesn't show the "charging" light with batteries that are not canon, like pearstone.....

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5.0

Adequate charge.

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

The charger is adequate. I would order another if I needed to. BH is a neat store.

 
5.0

Battery Charge a MUST for Foreign Travel

By Tramble

from Frankfort, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

Considering using the Vixia outside of the country? Per the Canon Vixia 20 Manual, the camera's charging system is only for use in the USA. So for out-of-the-country camera use, on-camera battery charging isn't an option. The CG-800 Charger provides universal support for changing the lithium battery using an adaptor plug such as the European two-pronged round plug. The charger also replenishes the battery's charge more quickly than on-camera battery charging.

 
5.0

Charger Easy

By Happy

from Arlington, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

This chargers offers charging the batteries offline.

 
5.0

Outstanding product and outstanding service from B&H.

By Ronnie

from Brandon Mississippi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

I was in Colorado shooting a travel video when I realized I had left my charger at home. I called B&H and they were able to ship me this charger at my next location. I had two batteries for my camera and the charger came as planned just at the right time.

The Charger works just as it should. No Problems.

Ronnie

 
5.0

All Charged Up

By Theresa

from S Hadley

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

It's hard to get excited about a battery charger, but this Canon Cg-800 charger does it's job well and that's precisely what I'm was looking for.

 
5.0

Perfect

By Charge'm

from Santa Monica, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

Since this is the Mfg. product - it is the best choice.

 
5.0

Better Safe Than Sorry

By MerrieWay

from la, Ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

Bravo! Having this charger is a safety net on a video shoot. We used an off brand and it didn't charge Canon battery. Save time and money and buy a CG-800. It is reliable, easy use,

 
5.0

Charger

By Tati

from Miami Fl

About Me Aspiring Film Maker

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Camcorder Bag
    • Quick Charge
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

    Easy to use
    Really light

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    CG-800 Charger User

    By Battery Charger User

    from Michigan

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

        Used to charge batteries for Canon camcorders.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        good quality charger

        By Sista T

        from Lake County, CA

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Short Cord

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

        Seems to be a good charger, no problems so far.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very compact and rapid charging

        By Josh

        from New Orleans

        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

        Great item here. It's pretty fast at recharging batteries. A bit pricey for only being able to charge one battery at a time.

         
        5.0

        Made in China for Canon

        By Photographyamaturist.

        from Tumwater WA

        About Me Parent, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Surge Protected

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Camcorder Bag
          • Quick Charge
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

          Works great, although it is made in China. I believe it meets Canon quality.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love shopping at B&H. Good deals, competitive pricing.

          By Tony

          from Lawrenceville, GA.

          About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Charges Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Quick Charge
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

            Quality product. Charge fast, and durable. Great pricing.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent Battery

            By Smithvideo

            from Annapolis, MD

            Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

            Long charge, works great with my Canon Vixia HFG30. The smaller Canon batteries that came with the camera are good, but definitely recommend getting one or more of these also.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Perfect Charger

            By scarybare

            from Bel Air, MD

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Camcorder Bag
              • Quick Charge

              Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

              Very nice compact charger. Bought to keep my batteries charged during wedding shoots. Does the job quickly and the small size keeps them out of the way.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Must have

              By Pking@u

              from Ocoee, TN

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Camcorder Bag
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

                I hate going through the camera or camcorder, so I always buy a battery charger. It's a must have to keep batteries fresh and ready to rotate.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                A Must Have for Canon Camorder Users

                By NowCap 61

                from Farmville NC

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Camcorder Bag
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

                  Item is small and really does charge the battery faster than charging on the camocorder. It has indicator lights which show when the battery is charging and when it is fully charged.
                  The electrical plug folds into the back of the unit so there are no wires.
                  This charger really works well and needs to be in your camera bag if you use Canon 800 series batteries.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great for mission critical uses

                  By Captainhand

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Teacher

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Mission Critical Use

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

                  Canon is my first choice for mission critical use. It's always compatible with my Canon cameras. I'm sure generic chargers would work, but for a few bucks more I like the insurance. That being said, Canon is overpriced, as you probably know. For less vital work generic brands are fine.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Does the job

                  By Naples Buyer

                  from Naples FL

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

                    Great charger, small and works well

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Fast

                    By flying_eagle

                    from Kc

                    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger:

                    This battery charger is fast at charging the BP-827 and BP-819 battery pack for my canon vxiaHF S20
                    It charges in halftime than the battry charger that is bult in the camcorder it small and light wagbt and has a fold away plug so you don't need a power cord to cary along with you just plug it in like any AC power adapter. I tryed a non canon battery charger it caused problems with my battery's where it was not displaying the run time left on the battery the so I switched to a true canon battery charger fix it now the time remaining run time on the battery is being displayed. for now on I will alwasy buy true canon battery chargers and battery's

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