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Old Feb 19, 2004, 9:00 PM   #1
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Thinking about buying a Canon S45 or S50, and had a question about the oem batteries.Has anyone purchased and used the following battery?

1000mA High Capacity Replacement Battery for CANON NB-2L
ASSIA BRAND ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY BATTERIES

What kind of results did you have ?

Does anyone see problems using this battery over the the one that Canon recommends?

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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I have used some of the 3rd-party lithium batteries and some are good and some are kind of poor. The 'generic' looking ones for the most part as not so hot. Brand name ones from Maha and other well-known battery companies are much better quality. eBay is flooded with el-cheapo knockoff batteries, I'd stay away from most of them myself.

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Old Apr 14, 2004, 5:33 PM   #3
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Has anyone purchased and used the following battery?

1000mA High Capacity Replacement Battery for CANON NB-2L
ASSIA BRAND ULTRA HIGH CAPACITY BATTERIES

What kind of results did you have ?
I bought this same battery on eBay, and it only lasted about 10 charges before it would not charge at all and dies immediately. I'm exchanging it for a new one, so we'll see what happens. Also, using the Canon charger, it will light red until it turns green, then it blinks red/green indefinitely. Maybe it's not really compatible with the Canon charger.

Now I am trying the 1200 mAh NB-2L batteries from eBay. They are now down to $2.99 each. Not Assia brand, and they charge normally for me now (constant green when charged) and they seem to do pretty well. But on the first charge, they only lasted slightly longer than the Canon 570 mAh battery, using the camera's slideshow as a battery longevity test. I would guess they are actually only 600-700 mAh. We'll see if the life improves after several cycles.

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