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Wasabi Power Battery for Olympus BLS-5, BLS-50, PS-BLS5 and Olympus OM-D E-M10, PEN E-PL2, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PL7, E-PM2, Stylus 1

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  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for Olympus BLS-5 and PS-BLS5
  • Compatible with the original Olympus BCS-5 charger
  • Premium Japanese cells for longer battery life with no memory effect
  • Rated at 7.2V and increased 2000mAh for a longer run time than the Olympus original
  • Includes battery and contact cover; 3-year manufacturer warranty
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Technical Details

Size: 1 Battery
  • Model Number: BTR-BLS5-JWP-003

Product Description

Size: 1 Battery

The Wasabi Power BLS5 battery replaces the Olympus BLS-5 or BLS-50 digital camera battery. It is compatible with many Olympus Evolt and E-Series SLR digital cameras. It meets or exceeds OEM standards.

Compatible with the following Olympus models:
OM-D E-M10
PEN E-PL2
PEN E-PL5
PEN E-PL6
PEN E-PL7
PEN E-PM2
Stylus 1

Product Information

Size:1 Battery

Technical Details

Part Number BTR-BLS5-JWP-003
Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.8 x 1 x 2.5 inches
Item model number BTR-BLS5-JWP-003
Size 1 Battery
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? Yes

Additional Information

ASIN B00513KPAG
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #519 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Batteries & Chargers > Batteries > Camera Batteries
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available May 16, 2011

Customer Reviews

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Size: 2 Batteries + Charger Verified Purchase
I just bought an Olympus E-PL2 and needed a backup battery. I charged up the 2 Wasabi batteries and the 1 Olympus battery that came with the PL2 using the Wasabi wall charger and encountered no problems. The charging indicator LED went from red to green. The Wasabi batteries have the same 4 electrical contacts as the Olympus BLS-5 battery. However the Wasabi wall charger only had 2 contacts while the Olympus charger that came with the PL2 had 4 contacts. Terry at Blue Nook said that only 2 contacts are needed to charge a battery. I'm not sure what the other 2 contacts on the Olympus charger is used for, but my guess is for further monitoring of some kind (added charging safety?). I inserted each of the 2 Wasabi batteries into my PL2 and it powered up just fine. The 2000mah rating on Wasabi indicates that it should last much longer than the Olympus battery; however, I have not had a chance to use them completely yet to see how long they last. Also, note that I received the correct +8volt output charger and not the +4volt charger shown in the picture. The Wasabi wall charger charged very quickly and is very portable, unlike the bulky Olympus charger with the bulky electrical cord that came with the camera. The flip out plug makes it very handy, but it also felt a little bit loose. I have not tried the car adapter or the plug adapter yet. Overall an excellent travel kit for the price, which is exactly what I wanted. I received excellent Blue Nook customer service communications that answered all of my questions.
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Size: 2 Batteries + Charger
I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars for these batteries. If you're looking for an inexpensive backup battery solution for your Olympus m4/3 camera, and you don't mind them lasting you a year or less, these are a great deal. They charge without issue with the included charger, and they hold as much juice as the factory batteries do.

If you think you'll be disappointed in a year when the batteries begin to swell so badly that you can't get them into or out of your camera, then look elsewhere. I don't know if it's a quality control issue that leads some people to have this problem and not others, but I certainly did, and I'm admittedly pretty disappointed. I also don't know if it's a problem that occurs with all of this company's products or just these batteries in particular. I have two backup batteries for my Fuji X-E1 made by Wasabi, so I guess I'll see in a year's time whether this is something I can expect from them on a regular basis. In the meantime, I'll be avoiding the brand.

EDIT: Just 5 minutes after posting this review, I contacted customer service, and they shipped me two replacements with no hassle for a small shipping fee. Upgraded the review to 3 stars, and I'll upgrade it further if the replacements do better than their predecessors. Great customer service is worth a lot; thanks guys!
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Size: 2 Batteries + Charger Verified Purchase
This battery & charger worked great for about 18 months of light use, then the battery started to swell. First I noticed the battery fitting slightly more snugly in the camera body, then I couldn't remove the battery at all. I had to tap a screw into the battery in order to remove it from the camera, and luckily I was able to do so without damaging the camera. The battery is obviously ruined, though, so I'm back to using the factory battery. The charger keeps working great, though.
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Size: 1 Battery Verified Purchase
Delivered quickly in perfect condition with tracking. Works perfectly in the PEN E-PL2.

I had a PEN-E-PL1 with two batteries and was told by the camera shop when I bought the E-PL2 that the E-PL1 batteries would work in the E-PL2 but they won't. The E-PL2 battery has four contacts and the E-PL1 battery has three. However the E-PL2 batteries work in the E-PL1 camera and the E-PL1 batteries charge in the E-PL2 charger. Just for your information and not related to the quality of the Wasabi Power battery for the PEN E-PL2.

The Wasabi Power battery for the PEN E-PL2 looks like it is very well constructed, identical to the original battery and comes with a cover for the contacts unlike the original battery. Charges fine in the charger and works fine in the camera. I highly recommend it.
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Size: 2 Batteries + Charger Verified Purchase
I bought this charger and pair of batteries to use in an Olympus E-PL5. With the strobe used on nearly every shot, I got about 250 shots with the Olympus battery that came with my camera, and about 280 shots with the Wasabi batteries. That was a happy surprise. I don't know how they'll hold up over time, but on a one-week trip shooting at least 700 shots a day, the Wasabi batteries were excellent. I've tried other off-brand batteries in other cameras and this is the first time I've had an aftermarket battery do as well as the OEM battery.

I like the charger better than the Olympus charger, too. It's better for travel because it has a folding plug rather than a long cord like the Olympus charger. For the price, these seem like a better option than buying a spare Olympus branded battery.
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Size: 2 Batteries + Charger Verified Purchase
I take my own risk for the funny brand name - Wasabi because of the low price! For $24 this whole kit just cost a little more than half price of one Olympus BLS5 Olympus BLS-5 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery.

The batteries do have the fourth smaller connection spot the same as the BLS5 which you cannot find on the BLS1. They are in gray-white color the same as the BLS5. I use them for my EPL1 to replace BLS1. They do charge quicker but they don't feel to last longer than the BLS1. Anyway with these two batteries plus the old BLS1 I don't worry about it too much. These batteries can also be charged on the Olympus BLS1 charger. I did it twice for emergency because I forgot to bring their charger.

In addition, I am very surprised with the car adapter and European plug allowing me to charge it in the car or travel in Europe. This is never provided from Olympus! What a thoughtful idea.

I am not sure if the listed 3-year warranty is true or not but I am also very happy to see such long warranty of this set. Base upon the battery quality produced by this company. I highly recommend it and their other products.
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