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CanonLP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
 
4.8

(based on 64 reviews)

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    (10)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good battery life (20)
  • Compact (14)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Short battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Family photos (8)
  • Low light (6)
  • Weddings (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best option for Rebel SL1

I'm disappointed in the original battery that came with the camera (Canon Rebel SL1), so this one, being the same product, performs the same. That said, as long as I turn...Read complete review

I'm disappointed in the original battery that came with the camera (Canon Rebel SL1), so this one, being the same product, performs the same. That said, as long as I turn off the LCD monitor (which I prefer anyway) and go to a few other measures to minimize battery usage, I got a full day's usage (and maybe a little more) out of each of these batteries on a recent 3 week trip to Africa. I took two backup batteries, (plus a backup camera and more backup batteries) which turned out to be much more than necessary, but the trip notes specified "spotty electricity", and I was not about to miss out on photos due to dead batteries.
I had ordered a generic version of the battery (can't remember which one) and charged it at home, left it out overnight (not in the camera or the charger), and it took a good 30 minutes to recharge completely the next morning. So I returned it for the Canon version, after a lovely and helpful conversation with a B&H salesman. Free returns for the underperforming generic battery didn't hurt at all - love the B&H service!
Again - major tip for saving battery life- do not leave in the device overnight. Keep 'em separate. This likely goes for all batteries of this type, and maybe the whole world already knows this, but I was unaware of just HOW MUCH drainage occurs just by leaving it in the camera for one night.
My bottom line is - I may not have purchased this camera had I done a little more research, but this battery is probably the best one available for the product I did purchase.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You'll need several

These are small batteries, and if you're away from a charger, you'l need several. I now have four;-)

These are small batteries, and if you're away from a charger, you'l need several. I now have four;-)

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5.0

Does the Job!

By Sy

from Sacramento CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

Great Battery for a Great Price, will buy again! http://www.silasbarker.com

 
4.0

Same price as Canon battery but in stock. Fits my Canon fine

By Sandsun

from Oakland,Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

It's good to have a spare battery available.

 
5.0

Long Life

By Jon

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

I bought this as a spare battery but didn't even need it. I took over 350 pictures with my other Canon battery over 6 days and left the camera in my backpack while camping in 40 degree night time temps and the battery indicator never moved from full. An extra battery is always great to have but fortunately with Canon you get long battery life.

 
5.0

Buy Canin batteries

By George

from 1374

Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

For best operation buy Canon batteries for your digital Canon cameras. I have several Canon cameras and I but brand name.

 
5.0

I would buy this battery pack again.

By Basshevy

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Portraits

    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

    I have a Canon Rebel SL1 camera. I use the RAW option while shooting photos, and it drains the battery. I bought an extra battery (not Canon) when purchasing the camera so that I should always be prepared. It dropped dead mid year while taking pictures. The Canon battery still going strong. So I purchased a second Canon lithium battery pack.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Dependable

    By Cheryl

    from Reseda, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

        I have three of these batteries that I use on a rotating basis. Tried a lower priced battery one time, that was supposed to be substitute battery for the LP-E12. The substitute battery went halfway down into battery compartment and then got stuck. Had a very hard time getting the battery out. After some research, I found out that the measurements can sometimes be off on the substitute batteries. Never again. Have only used the original Canon LP-E12 battery since that particular incident, and have not had any problems. The battery life is pretty good. I tend to do long shoots and a lot of sequential shooting, so I always have two batteries available at all times. Long as in a three hour baby shower shoot equals two batteries.

        The only thing that would be better, is if Canon brought the price down by about $20. That would be most helpful. But, other than that, the product itself is dependable and holds its charge.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Battery came with NO charge, so could not use it right away

        By Angelajayne116

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

            I ordered the camera battery as I was travelling and did not have my battery with me. I paid to have the battery overnighted to me and it came with no charge on it, so useless for what I needed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            It's Canon, so it must be good?

            By DK

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Oem

            Cons

            • Camera Only Comes With 1
            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Powering Your Sl1

            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

            It's OEM, so (hopefully) don't have to worry about it not working. It's always nice to have a backup battery. Unfortunately, the Camera only comes with one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Extra

            By Dj

            from PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                extra battery

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                It's A Battery

                By Spud

                from Walnut, California

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                    I use it like all batteries. I put it in the camera!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    After seeing the Canon ads on counterfeits, I went OEM.

                    By Sawdust King

                    from Wilmington, DE

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Battery Life

                    Cons

                    • EXPENSIVE

                    Best Uses

                    • Your "old Faithful" Wage

                    Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                    Okay the Canon battery is over 2x the cost of a generic, but if you have ever had a Li-ion battery explode or gradually stop taking a charge, I felt it was not worth it. In the past I would end up with a collect of brand-x batteries none of which were 100% reliable after several yrs. Like most tools they usually fail when you need them the most. If you dissect one and compare it to an OEM battery often one can see the difference, particularly in the terminal spot welds. The Canon batteries have was outlasted the generics and never surprised me to the negative; actually they survive neglect better too. With age the Canon Battery become your go-to "old faithful" w/age.

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Yep, it is the right one.

                    By Linda Lou

                    from Nebraska

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                        I needed an extra battery and wanted one made by Canon. I am glad it is available at a reasonable price.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Only battery I will use on my canon SL1 camera

                        By HABJR

                        from Charlotte,NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Battery Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                          3rd party batteries are a gamble use at your own risk you get what you pay for cheap batteries are indeed cheap batteries. Use only canon batteries in your canon camera.offers

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          A must have

                          By Myett76

                          from Concord

                          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                          Its just practical to always have a back up battery.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Original canon battery

                          By Gus

                          from WISCONSIN

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                          OEM Canon battery. Works well. A little pricey, but it beats buying on non Canon battery.

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice Battery!

                          By Grande Ande

                          from Vermont

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Resolution
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                            Great Lithium Ion battery. Works perfect in Canon cameras!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            E = I * R What else can you say? Oh...B&H is the best.

                            By ForkeyHorsey

                            from TX

                            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                              I think this may be a battery exclusively dedicated to the SL-1 but I am not sure. At any rate the battery seems to need charging fairly often. Maybe Canon will improve it over time. Until then the battery stores the energy you will need to run your camera. Not sure how else to review a battery. I never use after market batteries but maybe one will work for you if you are willing to risk it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              as advertised

                              By Malidoc

                              from Mali

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                              Original battery. No problems.

                               
                              5.0

                              Long lasting, fast charged

                              By B7

                              from Illinois

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                Light, and charged it pretty quick.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Necessary addition for EOS shooters

                                By rennisk

                                from Los Gatos, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Battery Life
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Canon LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh):

                                  I use this as a back-up battery for my Canon SL-1. Charge is retained when not in use and it lasts quite along time when you are using it.

                                  Had purchased an after-market battery but it didn't hold it's charge so I decided to spend the extra money for a Canon version. Glad I did.

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                                  • No

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