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WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries
 
4.8

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Lightweight (45)
  • Compact (37)
  • Fast charge (20)
  • Highly compatible (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • At home (23)
  • Camcorder bag (22)
  • Fast charge (16)
  • HD shooting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (37), Film professional (9), Aspiring film maker (6), Parent (5), Technically challenged (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Versatile Little Compact Charger

I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera...Read complete review

I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera doesn't come with a charger. Instead it requires you to plug a charging cord into the camera to charge the battery in-camera. This separate little charger allows you to charge a battery separately while you are shooting with another battery.

There are several features I really like about this charger:

1) You can get separate adapter plates that allow you to charge different batteries for different cameras. I have two chargers plus two extra adapter plates. I keep one with my Fujifilm X100s camera and the other with my Canon Vixia video camera. If I need to charge two batteries for one of my cameras at once, I put the correct adapter plates on each charger and charge both at once. This gives me great flexibility.

2) The charger plugs directly into an electrical outlet, but it also comes with a 12-volt adapter so you can use it in your car to charge your battery while traveling.

3) It is extremely compact and the AC plug folds into the body when you are not using it. This makes it much easier to carry around than the charger that came with my Fujifilm X100s camera. That charger is not only larger, but it also requres carrying a separate AC cord with it. The combination is much bulkier and harder to carry around than this little, compact Watson.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wish I'd bought Canon brand.

I have this charger, as well as the Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter (yes, it's for the BP-800 series) I bought second. The Canon is faster. I found that I do...Read complete review

I have this charger, as well as the Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter (yes, it's for the BP-800 series) I bought second. The Canon is faster. I found that I do need the speed and reliability of the charger designed for my battery. I will eventually get another Canon & keep this for emergencies.

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5.0

Battery Charger

By Grandpa

from Harvard, IL

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies

    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

    Charger works great. And it came with a cord for charging in the car as well.
    Nice to be able to charge one battery while the other is in the camera.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Charger

    By Takel

    from Allentown, PA

    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

    I love it. It's simple, cheap and fit the battery of my camera perfectly. Exactly what was needed.

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    3.0

    Does the job, Could be improved

    By PinboyWV

    from West Virginia

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Interface

    Best Uses

      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

      Difficult to release the battery from the charger. That said, works well, compact.

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      • No

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      5.0

      So far, so good

      By SwiftFF5

      from Central Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

          The charger seems to work fine. The battery fits perfectly, and it charged my spare battery in a reasonable amount of time. It is small and lightweight, so it will be good for traveling. I have only owned it for a short time, so we will have to see what the longevity is like. I am optimistic, though.

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          5.0

          Excellent charger

          By maxvegas

          from Henderson, Nevada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

              Nothing fancy here; just reliable reasonably priced charging action. I especially like the removable, easy to exchange, battery "type" plate. Lets you charge several different battery types.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Alternative to On-Camera Charging

              By Train Nut

              from Wisconsin, U.S.A.

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

              I always charged my batteries on the camera but when that method quit working I decided on this as an alternative. I like the fold-away a/c plug & it comes with 12v "lighter" adapter for use in the car. Also, it has a handy USB socket on the side. My Watson & original Canon batteries charge O.K. but not real fast. The battery packs seem to fit a little tight & removing them from the unit seemed a bit stiff but not really a problem.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works Great for me!

              By Joe

              from Merced, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

              I got this and the Watson 808 Lithium-Ion battery. They both work fantastically. Charge by plugging into the wall and an adapter to charge in the car. Perfect! Great buy!

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Scott Torvea

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Travel

                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                We needed a back up battery for our Canon XA-20 After reading the reviews I decided to try the Watson Battery and Charger. (the Cannon does not come with an external charger)

                They both worked great! Fit and run life of the battery is as good as the factory one. The only difference is it is slightly larger.

                I recommend it!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Packs a lot and affordable

                By RC

                from San Antonio, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                    Bought a new Canon XA20 video camera and wanted to be able to charge battery without using camera. After some research on the B&H website I decided to take a chance on the Watson charger. Was able to conveniently charge the battery. Charger is small and compact and easily fits in my camera bag. It was a plus to have USB charge capabilities too for my GoPro and it came with a car charger too. Can't beat this little charger for the price.

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                    5.0

                    Great charger

                    By HOA

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                    Charges batteries quickly and fully

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                    4.0

                    Comes with a car adapter too!

                    By biker brad

                    from Reno

                    About Me Digital Media Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                      This does the job just fine. A large battery pack would be a hassle and plugging directly into the camera is not an option.

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                      5.0

                      Works Well

                      By Jazzman

                      from South

                      About Me Amatures Photographer, Audiovideo Buff, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Works As Entended

                      Cons

                      • Ok But Not Perfect Fit

                      Best Uses

                      • Charging My Batteries

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                      I had bought a extra battery for my Canon G20 Camcorder and decided to also buy this charger. I already had a charger that works with the battery, but the connection was not a tight fit and I had to giggle the battery to get a connection. Since my charger was another brand other than Watson, I hoped this Watson charger would work with my Watson battery better. It does. When the battery is connected for a charge if the connection is not good with the charger, the light will be green. That means it's not charging. When charging the light is red, then turns green when fully charged. Now I have 2 chargers and can charge both batteries at the same time.

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                      5.0

                      Watson- a small & mighty charge!

                      By JF

                      from CA

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                      This compact battery charger was one of my best investments. It's portable size makes it great when I'm on the go and serves up a full charge for long shoots. Like me, I have no doubt you too will have extra battery life for some extra unplanned photo inspiration!

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                      5.0

                      Watson AC/DC Charger

                      By Aaron the Videographer

                      from North Kingstown, RI

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                        This the second time I have ordered this product because I was so happy with the first charger. I like the size of the charger and include cigarette lighter adaptor. Chargers are fast and batteries are ready for use.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Versatile Little Compact Charger

                        By Bob

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Flexible
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                          I love these little compact battery chargers. I have two of them: one to use with my Canon Vixia HF G20 and another to use with my Fujifilm X100s camera. The video camera doesn't come with a charger. Instead it requires you to plug a charging cord into the camera to charge the battery in-camera. This separate little charger allows you to charge a battery separately while you are shooting with another battery.

                          There are several features I really like about this charger:

                          1) You can get separate adapter plates that allow you to charge different batteries for different cameras. I have two chargers plus two extra adapter plates. I keep one with my Fujifilm X100s camera and the other with my Canon Vixia video camera. If I need to charge two batteries for one of my cameras at once, I put the correct adapter plates on each charger and charge both at once. This gives me great flexibility.

                          2) The charger plugs directly into an electrical outlet, but it also comes with a 12-volt adapter so you can use it in your car to charge your battery while traveling.

                          3) It is extremely compact and the AC plug folds into the body when you are not using it. This makes it much easier to carry around than the charger that came with my Fujifilm X100s camera. That charger is not only larger, but it also requres carrying a separate AC cord with it. The combination is much bulkier and harder to carry around than this little, compact Watson.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By sbufkin1

                          from Union, MS

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                              This charger was great! It was so easy to use. I have two batteries one Canon and the other is a Watson. Both batteries plugged in so easy and the charger let me know when they were ready.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Easy to use

                              By Rosemerry RI

                              from RI

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting

                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                This charger is lightweight and easy to use. I was especially delighted to find that it came with a mobile car charger for my video camera. What a bonus!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Sturdy dual-voltage charger

                                By Kevin

                                from Geneva, Switzerland

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Shooting Indoors

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                  I use this charger to charge Canon and Watson brand batteries for my Canon HF G20 camcorder.

                                  I have no complaints. It's fairly sturdy, quite lightweight and very reasonably priced. The included two-prong European adapter plug is fantastic and one reason I purchased this item. I use it in Europe.

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome AC/DC charger!

                                  By Ferret Girl

                                  from Orlando, FL

                                  About Me Technically Challenged

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Highly Compatible

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                    Convenient; It can be used in a regular outlet or in a car using the USB charger.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    You should have this

                                    By Smithvideo

                                    from Maryland

                                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for Canon BP-800 Series Batteries:

                                    It takes quite a while to charge your batteries from the camera. This charges faster and you can be charging one with this and one through the camera to get two batteries charged at the same time. Very compact and comes w cigarette lighter adapter and European plug adapter.

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