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remember
02-10-2007, 02:56 PM
I found this website, http://www.calcellular.com/pan-ba-s700.html
for a much less expensive battery for my camera.

Is it ok to buy this battery instead of spending well over $40 for a brand name one?

Are there any drawbacks to buying the less expensive generic battery?

troop
02-11-2007, 07:07 AM
For my Kodak DX7440 camera I went to e-bay and bought a cheap generic battery for $7/shipped vs. $20 for an oem battery. It works very well with 0 complaints. For my current Fuji S6000 I bought 8 extra generic 2300mah AA batteries for $8 and they too work well. I'd say go for it based on my two experiences... Troop

David Metsky
02-12-2007, 05:05 AM
Are there any drawbacks to buying the less expensive generic battery?
Assuming you buy from a reputable vendor, then there's no reason not to. I use newegg.com for my batteries.

remember
02-13-2007, 05:47 PM
I didnt even know what a digital camera was a few months ago. Is the vendor I linked in the first post ok?

sun5150
02-13-2007, 11:17 PM
I have after markets for my Canon 10d and 20d. So far so good.

pas49ras
02-14-2007, 10:05 AM
I didnt even know what a digital camera was a few months ago. Is the vendor I linked in the first post ok?

They have 5 reviews on reseller ratings...all bad. I would look somewhere else.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/CCS_Calcellular

Fred
02-19-2007, 02:41 PM
Bought a cheaper replacement battery from www.sterlingtek.com . Works fine - have no complaints, and I know quite a number of other DSLR shooters use SterlingTek w/good results.