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Canon ZR950 Extended Battery HELP!

by CoriSCapnSkip / September 8, 2012 7:12 AM PDT

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 Amazon.com by as many makers. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ACanon+ZR950+camera+battery&keywords=Canon+ZR950+camera+battery&ie=UTF8&qid=1347137642 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
by boya84 / September 9, 2012 3:15 AM PDT

BP2L-14 should be just fine according to the Canon ZR950 Supplies and Accessories site
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/camcorders/minidv_camcorders/zr950#SuppliesAndAccessories
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
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0300000762/01/zr950nim-en.pdf
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 amazon.com)

The only others I might trust are "Pearstone" branded from bhphotovideo.com

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Thanks for Answering!
by CoriSCapnSkip / September 9, 2012 4:10 PM PDT
In reply to: The Canon

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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