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4.0 out of 5 stars battery life (dollar/min), June 28, 2012
This review is from: 2 Replacement BP-727 Battery Packs for Canon VIXIA HF R30, HF R32, HF R300, HF M50, HF M52, HF M500, HF R40, HF R42, HF R400 Camcorders Includes: 2 Replacement BP727 Battery Packs + Rapid Travel Charger (Camera)
Bought this battery for use with Canon Vixia HF R300 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 51x Advanced Zoom notorious for the short battery life of its OEM battery of 20 min. The ad description didn't say Lithium, and the price is only 1/9 of that of the genuine Canon BP-727 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Pack so I didn't expect much. But it arrived in 5 days, and it met my needs completely. It has a Lithium label, it lasts 80 min, takes 150 min to charge on a separate charger that didn't need to plug into the camera. It even came with a separate car charger, not mentioned in the ad.

Pros: Low cost, Useful battery life; separate charger (rapid charge); cones in two pack, car charger included.

Cons: no communication with the camera so to keep track of power remaining you have to go the old school way (Canon propritary, expected). Shorter life than the genuine BP 727 ( 2 hours vs 80 min). Don't now how it is going to hold up after a few months of use.

Considering the price of the HF R300 is less than $300, I am not going to spend $100 for a 2 hr battery. For the Canon BP 727, it works out to be $0.89/min, for this replacement, it is $0.21/min. The choice is clear.
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Initial post: Sep 27, 2012 7:07:38 PM PDT
Jacob T. says:
I like how you compared the ratio of the lithium battery cost to the camera itself and how you broke down the cost/minute of each battery. Thank you for your gracious help!
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