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EOS 550D Battery (LP-E8)
on 27 October 2010
An excellent replacement to the manufacturers supplied unit being under half the price and the only apparent difference being the writing on the battery.
It takes just over 2 hours to fully charge with the charger supplied by Canon.
It works well in the camera. At a folk festival I was able to take well over 600 pictures on one charge (without using flash).
Overall the build quality of the battery appears to be as good as the official battery and is accepted by the camera, having once had the experience of a Sony pattern battery causing my Sony camera to say 'This is not a Sony battery' and shut down.
It's cheap enough to be able to have one or even 2 spare batteries to take with you, saving the need to carry the charger with you on holiday.