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Old Apr 4, 2004, 9:21 AM   #1
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Default Batteries for G5

HI, can anyone tell me the difference between the bp 511, and the bp 512 battery. Also are any of the after market batteries and chargers worth buying or should I just stick with canon brand?

Better prices with the aftermarket but hate to compromise on quality.

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Old Apr 5, 2004, 8:38 AM   #2
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The bp-512 seems to have just a little more juice than the bp-511, but not significantly more. I bought an Energizer bp-512 replacement battery and it lasts longer than the battery that came with my G3.

As far as a charger, I bought a Sima charger (model SPM-13N) at BestBuy and it works well. It is nice to have because when we travel I can take this charger to charge my batteries for my G3, my Canon ZR40 camcorder (which uses similar batteries), and my wife's Canon Digital Elph S230 with the adapters included with the charger. It also came with a car cord so that I can charge batteries while I drive.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 10:47 PM   #3
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The only difference in the two battries is that one has a rounded top and the other is squared off. This is because that one of the battries is used in one of Canon's products that requires one of the shapes, but some products, like the G3 and G5 can use both. Same power, after market battries can be different than the originals.


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