New battery packs, generic or name brand?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mitch, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Guest

    Does anyone have experience with generic battery packs or is it better to go
    with the name brand? I was going to buy a replacement battery for my Canon
    1d and noticed quite a price difference between name brand and generic. I
    would hate to have my camera explode or catch on fire...:)

    Thanks for your help in advance.....mitch
    Mitch, Dec 25, 2004
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  2. Mitch

    Mark² Guest

    The 1D uses a different battery pack than the 10D and 20D, but I have found
    the battery packs made under the "Power2000" label far superior to Canon's
    own BP511. They are higher-powered (1700mA vs. 1300), and they are FAR less
    expensive. While this isn't the same pack you would need, it is at least an
    indication that there are excellent replacement packs available.
    Mark², Dec 25, 2004
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  3. Mitch

    Harvey Guest

    The generic packs are excellent. None have been reported with any tendency
    to catch on fire. Many of the generic manufacturers are making to the name
    brand's specifications and rebranding for them.
    Harvey, Dec 25, 2004
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