The Camcorder Battery:
How to Choose the Right One For Your Camera!

Camcorder battery

The camcorder battery is one of the biggest reasons why a digital video camera so easy to use… It would take a hell of a long extension cord wouldn't it to plug in your camera at home and then shoot that barbecue out by the beach (laugh)...!

Here is some information that you can use about video camera batteries…!


So…  If you say to yourself… What do I really need to know about camera batteries anyway?  Well… to shoot like a "Pro"... things like…

  • What type is the best for your camera and for what you'll be shooting?
  • How you can handle and care for them so they last longer?
  • How do you conserve power so that you can make it all the way through an event that you're shooting before you run out of power?

As I said at the top… No power = No video! 

So…for some answers… Let's start with what are the main types of batteries for your digital video camera.


Camcorder Battery Packs... The Three Main Camcorder Battery Types...

Camcorder accessoriesThere are three main types of camcorder batteries!

I'll see if I can answer some of the common questions such as...

  • Which is better?
  • What are the pros and cons of each? 

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 In this article on Camcorder Battery Packs  we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each of these types of batteries.


I'm sure this information will be helpful to you the next time you need to buy a battery for your camera.


Digital Camera Battery Tips… How to Handle Your Batteries Properly…

Camera battery tipsHow do you care for your battery so that they last longer and give you great performance?

Did you know that brand-new batteries (if they are not a lithium ion type) need to be fully charged and discharged (cycled) a few times before they are "conditioned" to charge to full capacity?


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In this article on Digital Camera Battery Tips I'll go over 13 important tips that you can use to...


  • Improve the life of your battery
  • Charge your battery more efficiently
  • Safety tips on the care and handling of your batteries
  • How to store your batteries properly...

And a lot more!


Camera Battery Electrical Terms and Specifications You Should Become Familiar with...

Battery specificationsHaving high-quality batteries they give you reliable power to your camera starts with your knowledge of your battery specifications!

What is a Volt? …or an Amp??? What are the power requirements for your camera? How do you recognize what is the best battery for your camera or camcorder?

To choose a battery for your camera or camcorder wisely, care for it properly and have it give you the highest quality performance means that you must know a little something about electricity, what a battery does and how to read the battery specifications.

It's all part of becoming expert on your equipment so that you can shoot all the great material that you need with ease!


Related Articles – Camcorder Batteries – Basic Electricity

We'll go over some of the basic battery definitions that you should know in this article on Basic Electricity for the Videographer and Photographer.


Knowing these simple basics will help you to understand batteries a bit better, care for them properly .. And also ... Knowing these basics can help you the next time you want to buy the best battery you can for your camera.


Digital Camera Battery Life... How Can You Conserve Your Camcorder's Power...?

Video cameraWhen you're shooting video out in the field you rely on your batteries for the power to run your camcorder. If your batteries go dead then… No video! It's as simple as that!

If you've ever been shooting video, such as a live event... like a wedding... and then all of a sudden you see that red low-power light come on...

All I can say is… Facing the bride and groom and telling them that you were not able to shoot their whole wedding event is a hard thing to do! 

The same, of course, goes for shooting any event that you know is just going to happen onceIf you run out of power… You're out of luck! 


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Here are some battery power conservation tips on Digital Camera Battery Life so that running out of power at a crucial time doesn't happen to you! 


The power from your camcorder battery is your most vital resource when you're shooting video. A good working knowledge of what they are, what type of battery is the best one for your camera and how to take care of them so they are reliable is valuable information if you want to shoot great video footage!

... Or any footage as... No Power = No Video !


So...learn a bit about how your batteries work because... You never want to run out of power when you're out there shooting your video masterpiece!


Have fun...!  Dan (Editor)

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