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73% of the performance at 33% of the price of a Canon
on April 18, 2010
I recently bought a Canon EOS Rebel XS camera and I purchased the Opteka LP-E5 battery on Amazon as a backup.
I performed the following unscientific test to compare the Opteka battery to the Canon battery that came with the camera.
I set my camera on a tripod and aimed it at one corner of the room. I chose raw & fine Jpeg as the picture format. Since the camera was aimed at a single place, the auto focus motor didn't come into play but I set the camera up so that it would always fire the flash. I plugged in the remote shutter release, locked it down, and walked away. I had to purge the 8GB memory card once, but eventually the battery was drained. After doing this for both batteries I got the following result.
The Canon battery lasted for 1303 pictures and the Opteka for 952 pictures.
For 1/3 the price, the Opteka battery took almost 3/4 (73%) as many pictures as the Canon battery. To me that spells bargain; I will be buying more of the Opteka battery.
Your results may vary.