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554 of 563 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2008
I ordered one of these batteries as a backup to the Canon battery that came in the box with my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS, at the same time I ordered the camera.

Although the Canon battery, according to the writing on the shell, was made in Japan, and the Lenmar in China, they seem to be almost identical except for the tiniest variations in color of plastic and molding marks.

Both batteries are rated 3.7V and 760mAh. I put a digital multimeter on both batteries at full charge, and both read exactly 4.15V, which is about what would be expected.

There are batteries available with a higher mAh rating, but there's no iron-clad guarantee that they will hold a charge better, last longer, or even take more pictures on a charge, regardless of price. And even the best batteries will have a few duds in the batch, as a minority of these reviews reflect.

I could have done a test on how many pictures each will take on continuous shooting, but I will wait until both are "broken in" or conditioned... discharged and charged several more times. Then I will edit this review with the results.

I have discharged both batteries a couple of times while testing every feature of the camera, and I didn't note any problems or perceive any significant differences.

My camera should recycle the flash in about 3 seconds on a fresh battery. The Lenmar seems to be about 10% slower than the Canon, which amounts to a few tenths of a second. For one fourth the price, I can live with that.

For my Powershot, Canon advises not leaving the battery in the charger for more than 24 hours... as mentioned by another reviewer, it's not a good thing, regardless of protective circuitry in the charger or battery.

The battery will fully charge in 90 minutes, and there's no benefit in leaving it in the supplied charger after the green light goes on.

Tip; "Keep the battery terminals clean at all times. Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery and camera. Polish the terminals with a soft cotton swab before charging or using the battery" (Canon manual).

So far, this battery seems like a good deal to me. I'll give it five stars, but only time will tell if the original battery is superior. I like it enough that I placed an order for another one today, along with another 4GB SDHC card.

I believe that you have to take a lot of pictures to end up with a few really good ones, especially with a compact camera, and I would rather carry several batteries than rely on a car charger... too slow.

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126 of 129 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2006
I bought this as well as other Lenmar batteries. I own the Lenmar equivalent of a Sony camcorder battery, two other different Canon camera equivalents, and now I'm getting the NB-4L and NB-5L as well from Lenmar.

I don't have a doubt about Lenmar. The batteries I bought three years ago are still performing flawlessly, and while Canon has caught up to them in capacity (yes, the Lenmar batteries used to have more capacity than the Canon branded ones) they are still high quality and charging with the cameras' OEM chargers without any problems. And they cost a third to half the cost of the Canon and Sony branded equivalents.

The Lenmar I got for my S400 Digital Elph actually outlasted the Canon battery, though I used them alternately and the Lenmar had more mAH than the Canon.

I've had more quality and warranty issues (though resolved) with Canon than I've had with Lenmar, so for me Lenmar deserves all five stars.
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2006
This works fine with my Canon SD-450. It's rated 760mAh just like the one provided with the camera. Given there is no difference, it definitely deserves a high score for being almost half the price.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2006
After reading the customer reviews, I went ahead and ordered two of these. I figured even if one of them didn't work, I'd still have one that worked (and still it'd cost less than the branded battery). Well, I'm glad I got two. One refuses to take any charge (the charger flashes red to green and back again. The charger isn't supposed to hit green until the battery is charged). The second one I purchased works fine, however. You're definitely taking your chances with this. But hey - even if you buy three of them and two of them are duds, you're still paying less than you would for the Canon battery.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2006
Bought these from Amazon for only $7.99. I bought two and both are equally good. I got 320 pictures and 10 short videos from one charge of these batteries, which is more than the one that came with my Canon SD630. I only got 210 from the original so when I got 330 out of this battery I was estatic. For only $8 what a deal! Esp. when the Canon is $50. I got two of these so I have enough battery power for over 800 photos before I need to charge. Don't know about the longitivity of these batteries but even if they don't last as long as Canon's, I'm completely satisfied.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2008
I am a backup freak and therefore ordered two Lenmar DLC4L. Just like some other negative reviews my Lenmar DLC4L batteries will not charge in my brand new Canon charger that works just fine with my brand new Canon battery.
When I insert the battery, the light goes orange, then immediately goes off and that is it. I left it for an hour and the light just stays off - and the battery is dead when inserted into the camera. This amazing performance was repeated for both batteries. It makes me feel like a double sucker.
The most astounding thing is the incredible number of good reviews this garbage has. It feels as if the employees of the company had been given the assignment of filling out "great reviews" about this battery. I am sorry there is no zero star review. There most be a reason to cut the price by more than 90%. Amazon should not expose its reputation selling junk.
I am sending a return authorization for both batteries, and it will be going back for a refund in the morning.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2008
Just beware. The battery looks good, fits my Canon 1100 camera just fine. However, it would not charge in the Canon battery charger. The orange charge light on the charger would go on then go off right away. I wrote the company and they quickly responded. They said the battery should be completely compatible with Canon charger, and if it didn't work battery must be defective. I was impressed by company's response, but returned it and bought a different brand. How often are these defective? Your guess is as good as mine. At least Amazon will take it back if it is defective.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2008
The battery was great ... for about a year. But now, the battery lasts about as long as the time to take one picture. I bought it as a backup, but now it's useless. If I buy another backup battery, it will be the canon battery. The battery that came with my canon camera still lasts as long as the day I bought it two years ago!
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2008
I ordered this Lemnar battery for a back up for my new Canon camera, battery and charger. You will see here that this is a "Bait and Switch" offer, it is NOT the Lemnar DLC4L that was sent, but a generic, no name/ID battery which box states: For NB-4L.

Update: This "Lemnar brand that is actually generic" battery was purchased from The Battery Center through Amazon, which is noticeably missing from their list of sellers now, 1 day after submitting this footage. The current sellers demand more than $7.00 a battery now, almost 4X price we all paid The Battery Center, not including shipping. Hmm...I wonder if their batteries are generic too...
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2009
(Original comment) I ordered two of these Lenmar batteries from "Thebatterycenter". What showed up were NOT "Lenmar" brand. The company sent some no-name brand instead, which had no actual brand name printed on the battery. Lenmar prints their name on the battery. These no-name batteries will not recharge after only a couple uses. If I had actually received "Lenmar" batteries that I ordered then I would not have wasted the time or the money on this junk. I already have two actual "Lenmar" batteries from a different Amazon order, they lasted over two years and used in my Canon camera for over 5,000+ photos. The no-name brand from Thebattercenter was a total rip off, and a misrepresentation of the product I expected to receive, even if they were priced at only a few bucks each. Don't order from this company if you want the REAL Lenmar.

(FOLLOW UP 01/04/08): I contacted thebatterycenter through Amazon, received response back very quickly. Thebattercenter said it was a packing error on their end for sending me the wrong batteries and stated they'll send me the Lenmars right away. Impressed with company's speedy communication. Hopefully I'll receive the Lenmars soon.

(Follow up 01/25/08)After three weeks of waiting and numerous emails exchanged with TheBatteryCenter the Lenmars never arrived. Ended up contacting Amazon directly for a full refund, which Amazon is currently processing. Will never purchase another product again from TheBatteryCenter - horrible experience!
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