Canon ZR950 Extended Battery HELP!

I am now in desperate need of a replacement battery for my Canon ZR950 video camera by next Sunday! There are approximately 350 choices on by as many makers. How do I know which will give me extended recording time as opposed to the miniscule amount on the battery which came with the camera? How do I know which are by reputable manufacturers? I bought one by Lenmar which fell apart in less than two years so am not inclined to go for that brand again. Thanks.

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The Canon

BP2L-14 should be just fine according to the Canon ZR950 Supplies and Accessories site
I have NEVER had a problems with optional camcorder batteries when I buy the optional batteries made by the camcorder manufacturer... They do cost a little more, but the lack of headaches seems to be the value.

The BP-2L14 is also listed in the camcorder manual
Page 92.

Since we don't know where you are, we don't know if there are any stores in the area that might carry them - or whether you need to pay for expedited shipping if purchased online... ($34 at

The only others I might trust are "Pearstone" branded from

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Thanks for Answering!

And thanks for confirming I made the right decision. Someone else recommended the Pearstone from BHphotovideo so that's what I got. I am leery of all the $5 - $15 specials on Amazon!

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