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alternative battery for vixia camcorder ... !!! Best customer service from blue nook ... !!!
on August 3, 2012
have use this on vixia M50. EACH battery give me around 2.30 hour recording time (have tested this couple of times, but not a lot of zoom in/out during the recording, probably less with a lot of lens movement) with max quality setting (MXP) HD 1080i 24MBps.
have tried this on lower LP/SP quality and give me around the same length of recording time.
has issue with the wall charger at first as need more than 8-10 hours to charge full (green) from totally empty battery.
contact the seller (blue nook) and after some charging test with the original battery that come with the cam, the charger identified to be a dud.
the seller immediately send replacement, and all works well after (the BP-727 battery charged full around 6 hours from totally empty condition).
the charger is rated at 500mah, hence if the output for the charger is correct at that level and fully charged for 6 hours, the battery approx has capacity of 3000mAh (which is stated 2900mAh on the sticker).
Have not test on using the included car charger though, as no long car trip yet.
as what the description says, you won't know how long the battery will last. but as it take longer time able to record compare to stock battery, this is no longer a problem to me.
also as mention on other review, upon cold start, the cam prompt user that it can't communicate with the battery and user have to click Yes in order to be able to record with this battery.
so to reduce this hassle (not able to record quickly from the cold start), i will just standby the cam (closing the LCD on the recording mode), and open the LCD to activate back when i need to record right away (really fast from standby to ready to record).
this will not give you the warning prompt as what the cam did when the cold start and allow me to frequently record/standby the camcorder to save the battery (you may need to set the power off timer on the camcorder when in the standby mode, M50 has default of 10 minutes).
highly recommended considering the price ... !!!
best customer service from the seller ... thumbs up for blue nook ... !!!
Overall experience is extremely satisfied with the product and seller ...