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ZR 500 Extended Battery

by Kocrachon1 / November 20, 2006 11:41 AM PST

Ok, I am trying to find an extended battery for my Cannon ZR 500, problem is, is that every website I go to, doesn't tell me how long the battery life is, for example....

I have searched EVERY where for the BP-2L12 info, and nothing tells me its life, as well as any other battery life span.

Can anyone help me find a relatively cheap long lasting battery for the ZR500, I want anywhere from an hour of recording to 2000 if possible, but the best price will definitely be my choice. Also preferably 2 hours of recording, but again, I may just buy two one hours batteries if need be depending on price.

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Here's how to estimate it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 11:50 AM PST

Look at your current battery. Let's say it's 700mAH and you get 60 minutes. If you can find a 1400mAH battery you should get 120 minutes.

Got it?


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You will need to do the math.
by Kiddpeat / November 20, 2006 12:12 PM PST

The B&H website says that your camera's specs are:

Power Consumption Camcorder: 2.4 Watts (using viewfinder); 2.5 Watts (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
Power adapter: 17 Watts

It is rare to see anyone provide a number on how long a battery will last. However, you should be able to estimate it. B&H has a 1500mah battery for this camera.

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Be cautious of cheap batteries...
by boya84 / November 20, 2006 1:12 PM PST

remember that if made poorly, they can overheat (and catch fire or explode)...

I happen to like shopping at Fry's Electronics brick and mortar stores... No, I don't work there, nor do I know anyone who does other than the sales people who help me... Is this affordable? (+ <$5 for shipping ground in the US):

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got it
by Kocrachon1 / November 20, 2006 1:30 PM PST

that is actually where I just got it from, and I found out that my instruction book actually has a list of the batteries and their estimated times =P

But thats the exact battery I got so it will do for what I need. Thanks for the help.

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