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Old Nov 9, 2006, 3:09 PM   #1
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I have a 4 year old Canon 10D. My battery is having problems holding a full charge. I would like to know if I am stuck in buying a $70.00 replacement OEM battery from Canon or if there are good after market replacements? If so, what brand should I be looking at and can they be purchased On-Line?

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Old Nov 9, 2006, 3:16 PM   #2
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There are several vendors.

A very popular vendor is Sterlingtek. I think the replacements are around $15 a piece there.

I've used 2 of their batteries for about 15 months now - they outperform the OEM battery in longevity. But, I get the impression from multiple threads there is less quality control so you're more likely to have a problem with the battery. That being said, they have a 1 year warranty I believe.

My sterlingtek's have only one problem IMO - they drain much faster in weather below 40 degrees than my OEM battery - maybe twice as fast. In participating in variouus thread discussions on the subject my experience appears to be the exception - haven't run into anyone else who has the same issue (but other people have had other issues - still many, many, many more users satisfied than dissatisfied).

Bottom line, I still recommend them - you can get 3 or more of their batteries for the cost of a single OEM battery.
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Old Nov 9, 2006, 4:00 PM   #3
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there are few no name batteries too. They cost around 7 bucks for 2. And they last longer than the OEM ones. I am using one for my 30D and it is giving great results.

I ordered in ebay through someone here. Its good.

I am sure for u can find these batteries for canon 10D.

The battery has lasted for around 400 shots so far and shows full even now. Strange but true.

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Old Nov 9, 2006, 5:23 PM   #4
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i have a replacement BP-511 battery that i purchased on ebay for my 30D. it cost me about $15, but it gives me more shots than my OEM battery - i routinely get over 1000 frames with either of them, but the replacement lasts a little bit longer.i don't notice any difference in performance over temperature, andit recharges just as quickly as the Canonbattery. don't feel obligated to pay $70 for the brand name battery...
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Old Nov 9, 2006, 6:12 PM   #5
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Promaster makes a very good quality replacement 1450mAh compaired to canons 1390. I've had one for about 2 years now and still going strong.
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Old Nov 12, 2006, 5:29 PM   #6
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i have an extra battery. usually i have one battery in the camera and one in the charger. the one in the cahrger can be there fro 4 to 10 days straight.

is thta in any way harmful to the battery? should i take it out after it is done charging fully?

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Old Nov 13, 2006, 4:59 PM   #7
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I haven't had any problems with third party batteries...used 'em on 20D, 30D, and now 5D. Bought all my BP-511 1800mah batteries from ebay from this seller: http://cgi.ebay.com/2x-1800mAh-BP-51...QQcmdZViewItem

Disclosure: I'm in no way affiliated with the above seller. I will not be held responsible for any problems you may experience...ie your mileage may vary. :blah:
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 7:15 PM   #8
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Now i remember it was alpine man who gave me the link:blah:

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