Canon Battery

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  1. Bryant

    Bryant TPF Noob!

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    My battery is dying quickly and it's brand new. It only lasts about a half hour, not even taking 100 shots! Today I tested my theory. I charged it until it was completely full. I went out and it only lasted about 30 minutes. My dad's nikon can last 3-4 hours of shooting.

    Should i call Canon support? Will they send me a new one in the mail and when it arrives, i put the dead one in the box and ship it back? I would prefer to have a battery that somewhat works, rather than not have one for the 2 weeks that they'd take to ship me one...

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Where did you buy the camera? I'd call them first, then Canon.

    I've been using off-brand batteries for several years. I got them from Sterlingtek.com. They were dirt cheap and they last longer than the Canon battery.
     
  3. Bryant

    Bryant TPF Noob!

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    I bought from Canon direct. It was a battery that came in the kit.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For sure contact Canon directly. Chances they may not even want you to send the problem battery back.

    And yes, I also bought a spare non OEM battery from another online shop and it works like a champ and it hold charge pretty well.
     
  5. JustAnEngineer

    JustAnEngineer TPF Noob!

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    The battery in my EOS 40D is good for about 1500 shots. You should definitely expect better life from yours.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You're not using live view, or spending half the time gazing at the LCD, are you? Also, I second the suggestion to call Canon, and also get Sterlingtek batteries.
     
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    yeap call canon-this is not normal!
     
  8. Bryant

    Bryant TPF Noob!

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    I don't use live-view or view photos for long amounts of time. I only took about 75 shots too. I'll call them later.
     

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