Summary: I bought this extra battery for my Canon HF200 HD camcorder. You definitely need an extra battery or 2 for travelling. I wasn't sure if the silver colour was going to match this model camcorder but it is an identical match. As a bonus, it was cheaper than the black battery. Overall, got what I wanted and saved money as well. Great transaction.
Summary: I had a wedding to do, and only had one battery at the time. This wedding was 5 hours long, I didn't need to film every second of it, but I did need another battery because mine lasted 111 minutes. I bought this one hoping for longer life, but it only gave me 86 minutes. For the asking price it seems very high for a short life battery. But it got the job done. They don't sell the normal batteries in stores, so this was my only option. If you need one, buy it here.
Summary: Bought 2 of these as spares/replacements for the BP807 that comes with the HFS10 and HFS100. Good battery, quick recharge with the CG800 charger. Cameras say that the battery will last 95 min just like the BP807. Really lasts for about 60-70 min depending on use. My biggest complaint is apparently Canon does not make a true replacement for the BP807 (original equipment) All of the batteries that I can find are either smaller and make the camera balance feel weird because...
Summary: I used this battery with my new Canon camcorder equiped with a Canon light. The genuine Canon battery lasted about 50 minutes and performed well. This battery lasted about 8 minutes. I will buy an additional Canon battery as my back up battery. Do not buy this battery as it does not work well at all. There are good aftermarket batteries, but this is not one of them!
Summary: The Canon BP-809S Battery Pack is a necessity if you travel or even use your HD video camera for home use. In most cases one should always have a backup since accidents happen and you do not want to miss the important moments.
Pros: Charges Quickly, Easy To Install, Good Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Reliable
Summary: This is a dirt cheap replacement Li-ion battery for the Canon HF100 and similar Canon camcorders. It's a generic battery rated at 7.4v 700mAh, which is 190mAh less than the Canon battery that came with my HF100, but it's also 28 percent of the price of a Canon battery, so there you go! It seems to work fine, but don't expect an hour from it that the Canon BP-809 offers.