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Canon BP511A 1390mAh Lithium Ion Battery Pack for Select Digital Cameras and Camcorders (Retail Package)

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  • Canon Branded Retail Package
  • Compatible with Canon EOS 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, D60, D30, Pro90 IS, Pro1, G1, G2, G3, G5 and G6 models
  • Keep a spare battery ready to capture once in a lifetime shots
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001GMIOE
  • Item model number: 9200A001AA
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description


Canon's BP-511A Battery Pack for selected Camcorders and EOS D-Series Digital Cameras is a high-capacity, rechargable Lithium-Ion battery. When used with camcorders, the BP-511A gives you a maximum recording time of 2-1/2 hours using the viewfinder, or 2 hours using the LCD screen.

When used with the EOS D-series cameras, the battery is capable of approximately 300 shots on a single charge.

It replaces Battery Pack BP-511 and is compatible with the following cameras and camcorders:
  • EOS 20D
  • EOS 20Da
  • EOS 30D
  • EOS 40D
  • EOS 5D
  • EOS D30
  • EOS D60
  • EOS Digital Rebel
  • Limited Edition Digital Rebel
  • Optura Xi
  • PowerShot G1
  • PowerShot G2
  • PowerShot G3
  • PowerShot G5
  • PowerShot G6
  • PowerShot Pro 1
  • PowerShot Pro 90 IS
  • ZR10
  • ZR20
  • ZR25MC
  • ZR30MC
  • ZR40
  • ZR45MC
  • ZR50MC
  • ZR60
  • ZR65MC
  • ZR70MC
  • ZR80
  • ZR85
  • ZR90

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Customer Reviews

Great factory canon battery!
Garrett Krause
It is really worth it to buy the Canon brand- its more than just a name when it comes to this battery.
Kyla
Man!....these batteries last a long long time.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

106 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Oyvind on April 26, 2004
I bought this battery to have as a backup for the identical one that came with my Canon Powershot G5. The battery is fabulous. I've always been very displeased with the shooting capacity of digital cameras in general - they would run out of battery in a very short time. This battery was one of the deciding factors for me buying a Canon Powershot G5. According to a test on dpreview, it's the best performing battery (when used in the G3) out there for any digital camera (at the time of testing).
I've taken a few thousand pictures with it so far, and I'm very pleased. When using the LCD display for a mix of movies and pictures (on my G5), I get around 600 pictures out of one fully charged battery. I've never completely "emptied" the battery with the LCD screen off (preview only), but based on my experience so far, I would think that you'll get somewhere between 600-1000 pictures out of one fully charged battery - maybe more - when the LCD is not on all the time. If you take a lot of pictures (I can easily take 500 on a weekend trip), I would still recommend buying an extra battery though. I'm panicked about ever running out of battery (or memory) while I'm shooting.
Should you buy a cheaper non-Canon brand equivalent battery? I've not tried an equivalent for the BP-511, but I've got a DigiPower equivalent for my Canon Powershot S200 (Elph II), and it's crap. I would never buy and equivalent for my G5 camera, because in my experience, it's quite apparent that you get what you pay for.
Pros:
* Extremely good capacity - 500-1000 pictures on one charge with normal use.
* Charges relatively quick in my G5 - about 90 minutes
Cons:
* Very heavy. It'll weigh down your camera, but for the capacity it provides, I personally think it's worth it.
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Baird on November 7, 2009
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I looked hard to find a genuine Canon replacement battery, since most 3rd party batteries are bad news. This one was so expensive I thought it had to be authentic. It arrived 4 days late. I question the authenticity of this "Canon" battery - Cheap cardboard packaging had faded colors, instructions on paper of low quality, the label on the battery was a faded off-color, not like any of my OEM Canon parts, there was no punched hold in the cheap plastic tray to use orientation to indicate charged/not. I can't prove this is a knock-off counterfeit - but even the "hologram" looks fake. I have more faith when Amazon does the fulfillment directly, and I thus hesitate to use 3rd parties for this category of product. Sorry if I'm wrong, it just a bad feeling based on my above observations.
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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful By L. T. Beasimer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 7, 2006
Perhaps you bought an expensive Canon camera and you want an extra battery. Or possibly you bought a grip for your Canon Digital SLR and you need the required second battery. What do you do? Well there are two options, buy a Canon BP-511A. Or buy a competitor's battery like the Adorama BP-511 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack that Amazon lists as an alternative option.

The Canon battery performs well with Canon products. I have never had a Canon battery short out or over heat on me. Nor have I ever had any other problems with one. I own three and rotate them out when needed. Most of the time, I can go all day on one fully charged battery in my 20D. Other times I may need to switch out one for the other. Depending on what I am shooting, I can easily shoot 1000+ images in a day. My average is usually more around 500-600. I'm not always at a location where I can charge my batteries daily, so three makes sense for me and works well.

There are certain parts of the battery a photographer may never even think about. Under that plastic shell, there should be quality components to take a charge and prevent safety issues. Some of the most expensive parts are the safety components meant to prevent shorts, over heating, and other adverse reactions. The easiest way to reduce the price is to use inferior components or even leave a few of them out.

Not all off brand batteries use the shortcuts mentioned above. It is not something that is listed on the package though. I might consider one of the off brands like the Adorama version only if I were to know for sure that it's a quality reliable product.

For me I'd rather pay the extra $20 or so if for nothing else peace of mind. The Canon Battery is pretty cheap in comparison to what I have spent on my 20D.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mario S. Jimenez Jr. on November 22, 2004
This battery will give you about 500-1000 shots before going dead. Even if you use the flash often, it won't die easily!! You can always count on this battery, no matter how you use it. Highly Recommended for any level photographer!!

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Strohmian VINE VOICE on September 29, 2006
For some reason, Canon- branded batteries are better than those sold by actual battery manufacturers. Don't just look at the $$/mAh ratio, consider safety, reliability and longevity. In these categories, the Canons rock. I bought a G1 camera about five years ago, and the camera is toast, but the battery still works like a charm in my 20D. Others start out with 1400 or even 1700 mAh, but fail after six months - read the reviews here on Amazon.com.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Meigs on February 17, 2006
I made the mistake of buying two "1400 mAH"-rated knockoffs when I bought my PowerShot Pro1. Both knockoffs TOGETHER don't equal the capacity of the Canon original! Also, they won't hold a charge during storage; the Canon will. So spend the bucks and get a battery you can depend on!
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