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Old Apr 23, 2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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I am interested in purchasing a battery pack compatible with my Olympus C8080.

Can't decide between the DPS 9000 & the BHLD30.

Anyone have experience with both?

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 7:37 AM   #2
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Digipower 9000 - hands down.

This is why:

1. It will work with virtually all digicams!

2. Buy it once - use it "forever".

3. Lithium batt so will work well in low temps.

4. It is probably cheaper too!

Olympus batt is proprietary. It only with one (or a few olympus cams) at most.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 9:07 AM   #3
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its a good buy. but the #2 statement is a little excessive. the everage lifespan of a Li ion pack is about 2-3 yrs of use.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 9:22 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies.

Yes, the DPS 9000 is cheaper, and it will also work with my OlympusC5050.

It seems that only Ritz Camera carries it in my area (online only) for around $40.00, as opposed to the BHLD30's cost of over $100.00.

It's good to know the DPS 9000willbelonglasting.









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Old Apr 28, 2005, 1:11 PM   #5
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sjms...forever now in quotes...lol..."forever".

I meant a few years which equals "forever" in camera battery years.




and I still believe its three chief advantages still beat the oly batt.

- cheaper.

- lithium based - works great in low temps.

- useable by almost all digcams.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 4:31 PM   #6
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Digcamfan:

Just received the DPS9000 (charging as I speak).

This is my first time using a battery pack.

Should the camera's original battery be removed from the camera while using the battery pack?

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Old May 10, 2005, 10:37 AM   #7
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Yeah, take your other batteries out to use the dps-9000.
I use my dps-9000 to shoot college baseball games.
They screw into the tri-pod mount. I stack two of them and I'm good for a double-header, 7 or so hours continuous with my Oly C-700UZ (a serious battery hog). I leave them charging with the car adapter set up.
I can't wait for the Litium Ion pack version.
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Old May 13, 2005, 11:01 PM   #8
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You said:
I can't wait for the Litium Ion pack version.

The digipower web is down. Could you explain what this new pack would be?
I actually would be happy without the tripod socket I wonder if tha is what is coming?
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 3:43 PM   #9
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The DPS-9000 is a Li-ion battery pack.
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Old Jul 2, 2005, 10:01 AM   #10
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Does anyone know if it will work with a Fuji S5100? And I was told I can leave my other batteries in, is that true? I know that when I plug the power supply in to my Fuji I can leave batteries in.

Update: I bit the bullet and bought the 9000 today. It is charging and hope to use it soon.

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