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WatsonLP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
 
4.7

(based on 375 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (274)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (211)
  • Fast charge (160)
  • Easy to install (159)
  • Reliable (134)
  • Long-lasting (121)

Cons

  • Loses charge over time (7)
  • Takes too long to charge (3)
  • Unreliable contacts (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (207)
  • Travel (134)
  • Primary battery (108)
  • Professional cameras (77)
  • Video (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (107), Semi-pro photographer (89), Casual photographer (67), Pro photographer (36), Photography student (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (306), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Watson LP-E8 Lithium Battery

I have been using Watson batteries in various cameras for over 5 years. They are still in use with reliable charging power and time in use. I am pleased with the performance of these...Read complete review

I have been using Watson batteries in various cameras for over 5 years. They are still in use with reliable charging power and time in use. I am pleased with the performance of these batteries and find little difference in them to OEM batteries.
They are are a good buy, good quality, and reliable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little disappointed..

I bought this battery as a back up battery for my T3i. Although it lasts about as long as the stock canon battery, the problem I'm having is that it is not accurately telling...Read complete review

I bought this battery as a back up battery for my T3i. Although it lasts about as long as the stock canon battery, the problem I'm having is that it is not accurately telling my camera the correct battery level. I will be shooting for hours with "full battery" and all of the sudden out of nowhere It will start flashing red and then shut off.

This is unacceptable for me because I shoot weddings and can't exactly tell the Bride and Groom to hold on a second while I swap out a battery. I need to know exactly where my battery level is at so I can plan the swap accordingly.

I guess that's the price you pay for buying aftermarket. I'll most likely be buying another Canon battery to replace this and just keeping it as a secondary back up.

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5.0

great battery at a great price

By video guy

from delaware

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

Great replacement for the stock canon battery for my T5i. Bought 2 for the price of 1 canon branded battery.

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5.0

camera battery

By Sherri

from tampa Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

I received the battery and in a few short minutes I was on the deck again shooting photos of the wildlife. It arrived much earlier than expected. thank you.

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5.0

Very solid duration battery

By zergsbo

from Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

I bought 2 of these recently and the usage so far have been satisfactory. The battery performs exactly as the one from Canon and it costs almost half the price. I'll definitely buy this brand again.

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5.0

Lesson learned - always buy OEM or reputable equivalent...

By Pete Mueller

from Orcutt, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

OEM camera batteries (or an approved equivalent from a reputable dealer such as this Watson) aren't cheap. Like a lot of you (I assume...), I've bought my share of "affordable" batteries from other sources (i.e. on-line auction site) at prices almost too good to be true. The truth is I should have used that money on quality non-knockoff product, or a bottle of wine. The knockoffs are complete counterfeits with identical packaging, product labeling... and almost no way of knowing they're fakes until it comes to actual battery life / number of shots.
Here's where the rubber hits the road (numbers not actual data, just for illustrative purposes); if let's say with the $20 counterfeit I was getting 40 shots before failure, with the Watson I am getting 280. 7 times the difference. However, pricewise the OEM was only 2.5 times more expensive. Considering the inconvenience, number of batteries necessary needed to have on hand, risk of missing a shot, and just the frustration of "Darn! Battery dead again?!!" (substitute darn with a much more forceful word) I've learned my lesson. Always, always by the quality battery. This one counts...

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5.0

Excellent.

By Seeta

from Montana, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

I would continue to purchase this battery as it is a perfect for my EOS camera.

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4.0

Great deal for the price.

By Adidas

from Atlanta, ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

I purchased Watson batteries for my canon 650D and they work great. In my opinion, they only under perform against the new brand canon batteries when it comes to recharge but it is not that noticeable. Watson batteries win an overall especially the fact that they cost 50% than new brand canon batteries. So that means you can buy more batteries because you can never have too many batteries.

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5.0

Watson LP-E8 Lithium Battery

By Dave

from El Dorado Hills, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Price
  • Lightweight
  • Quality

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Nikon And Canon Dslrs

Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

I have been using Watson batteries in various cameras for over 5 years. They are still in use with reliable charging power and time in use. I am pleased with the performance of these batteries and find little difference in them to OEM batteries.
They are are a good buy, good quality, and reliable.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Works Good!

By Dawn

from Sedona, AZ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

      I use this battery in my Canon camera. We recharge it daily and it keeps the camera running through multiple shoots in my old time photo studio. Normally, I charge over night, but this battery re-charges quickly, when necessary.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Same Performance at Half the Price

      By BobM

      from Vista, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

          The Watson battery delivers the same performance as the Canon battery but at half the price. Why pay twice the price?

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great quality

          By Kris

          from New York, NY

          Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

          I was in the market for a second battery to have in my pack during those days where I'm constantly shooting. The salesman at B&H was very friendly and knowledgeable, and found me this after-market battery that functions perfectly for what I need it for. The price was right, too!

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          5.0

          Great battery

          By Go Clemson Tigers!

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

          I got this extra battery for my Canon camera, and it was worth buying. I use it as an extra when I'm out in the field in case my primary battery dies. I also like the protective cover that came with it. Overall, I got everything I wanted from my purchase.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works well

          By Crashnorun

          from NYC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

              Works well, no issues. Great as a spare battery.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Dee

              from MA

              Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

              These work just as good as the brand name battery that came with the camera. Good value and you can't beat b&h's shipping!

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              5.0

              Great replacement Battery

              By Broadway

              from Texas

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                I use these in a T5i with an external grip. Lasts as long as the originals. Fast charging, durable construction. A perfect addition to your gear at a great price!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great battery life thus far

                By Nickname

                from Saginaw, MI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                    This battery came with the Canon T5i kit that I purchased. Out of the box, I opted for this lithium-ion battery pack versus the Canon battery back. The battery life has been great as I've shot quite a few photos and videos over the past few weeks. No recharge has been required thus far. Solid product that works well with the camera.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good performance / value

                    By Eric Saperstein

                    from Pennington, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Underwater
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                      No issues for this price can't beat it. I have IDK about 6-8 of these. No problems, no issues! They run just as long as the canon batteries and report back their status with no conflicts. Even when you use one of these with a canon batter in a grip, no issues.

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                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Not so good

                      By tpease

                      from Sturtevant, WI

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • It Worked

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Boat Anchor

                      Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                      I guess I learned a lesson, this battery didn't seem to have 1/3 the usable camera life. Next time I'll stay with the Canon battery.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Affordable

                      By TLC

                      from NYC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Audio Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        I used the product for field shooting. My primary battery ran out and the back up came in handy. I was shooting for roughly 8-10 hours. By the end of the day, both batteries were low.

                        If you're looking for a super battery that lasts for a long time, you might want to go with the standard battery + replacement combo.

                        It's an affordable battery for it's purpose.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Same quality as the original

                        By Paul M

                        from San Juan, PR

                        Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                        I ordered a third one a few weeks ago. Same quality as the Canon originals for less money.

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                        5.0

                        Great Batteries!

                        By BenJammin

                        from Otisville, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Runtime

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh):

                            Quite pleased with the performance of these batteries! They have lasted me just as long as the Canon brand batteries. Very happy!

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                            • No

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