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Old Dec 9, 2005, 1:49 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Has anyone used non-Canon battery for Canon Camera?

Are they worth buying (quality-wise)? Most (Lenmar, Delkin Devices,etc.) of these non-Canon batteries cost 1/3 or 1/4 the cost of genuine Canon battery (checked on Ebay and Amazon).

If you have used it, which one do you recommend? I am thinking of purchasing one for SD550.

Any input would be appreciated.

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Old Dec 10, 2005, 1:07 PM   #2
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I have used one with the Ixus 55(sd450) which I bought off Ebay at a fraction of the price of the official batteries. I haven't noticed any difference at all between the official battery that came with the camera and the generic battery.
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 12:18 AM   #3
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I have used generic spare batteries for my old S30 and for my SD500.

The Canon battery seemed to last slightly longer on the S30.

I can tell no difference between the Canon and the generic for my SD500.

I don't see a company name on the generic battery other than "Digital". I got it at the Inkley's Camera store when I got the camera.
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Old Dec 11, 2005, 7:47 PM   #4
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been using non brand batteries for about 6 years on 5 different digital cameras...no problems..The ones I am using for my Canon S80 cost $4.95 plus S&H for two. they have been used on S60, S70 noe S80
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Old Dec 14, 2005, 4:20 AM   #5
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Every non-oem rechargeable battery that I bought for cameras or camcorders over the years have all gone bad in about half the time that oem batteries did. It probably has to do with our low random useage of the units and resultantrandom charging of the batteries. So I only buy oem batteries now.

The other thing that I started worring about recently is whether a non-oem cheap battery might leak in the new SD550 that I just bought for my wife. Darn that would be killing if it happend in a new $400 camera.

So I bought a genuine Canon batteryto use asthe second battery for the SD550. Of course nothing is 100% guaranteed but I think the chance of a Canon battery leaking will be very much less than a cheap battery.

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