Batteries for a Canon 300D

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  1. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Hey guys. Could you give me a hand?

    I know you can use the BP-511 and BP-512 in the 300D, but I wondered if there are any others? Specifically one that will last longer. I notice they are only 1100mah. Whereas the AA NiMh's i used to use were 2100mah's.

    Anyway I can get a battery with more power? And also, will the Charger that came with the camera charge those "higher-powered" batteries that I am yet to find out if they exist.

    Also - is there a non-rechargeable version that I am able to use. Say I am stuck somewhere, the battery is dead and I wanna duck into a shop and pay a disgustingly high price for a non-rechargeable battery.

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    Non canon ones ive seen up to 1500ma (they worked good from experence)
    The 20D allows AA batts to be put in to the grip,
     
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    Get the battery grip, and use two batteries at once. You can also use 6 AA if you want, which can be rechargeables.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I have the battery grip - how do i use 7 AA's?
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    That was a typo, 6 AAs. It should have a cartridge.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Nope. No cartridge. We were disappointed that the BG didnt even come with a battery
     
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    As mentioned above thats only the 20d grip has batt support, the 300d is only canon batts
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    damn
     
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    3rd party batts are cheap and I have found better than the canon ones - from 7dayshop anyway - theres a sticky somewhere here
    so why not buy 3 or 4 keep them charged and change as required
    i get around 300-400 shots from 1 charge on my Pro1
     
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