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Battery level does not show up on Canon 6D
on July 1, 2013
The first bullet point of this description when I bought it read "FULLY COMPATIBLE - The LP-E6 will display battery levels and will take a charge in the Canon charger". The battery did charge in the Canon 6D charger. So far so good. But when I placed the battery in the Canon 6D, it said on the back of the screen that it could not communicate with the battery.
You can press the Set button to dismiss this and it appears that the battery will fire the camera, but the battery level shows up as empty. Going to the Canon 6D menu system and selecting "Battery Info" you get the same error message that it cannot communicate with the battery.
With the Canon stock battery, you get the percentage of battery left, number of shots on the camera and the ability of the battery to hold a charge. I thought it was great to save a bunch of money buying these batteries, but I'm returning them because they are not as described and I'll be buying the Canon battery even though it costs significantly more. I've decided that spending $1900 on the camera and significantly more on L lenses and nice filters, it's not worth it to cheap out on the battery.
Your mileage may vary. Mine was not so good.