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Batteries for Cameras

What do you need to know about camera batteries? Which battery fits your camera? Here comes the ultimate guide!

In the first part, there is a list that shows you which battery fits which camera. In the second part of the article I answer questions about camera batteries.

Camera Battery List

I found out which battery you need for which camera. Below you can find the suitable batteries for the current cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm.

Canon Camera Battery

Camera matching battery
Canon EOS 2000D To the matching Canon EOS 2000D battery
Canon EOS 4000D To the matching Canon EOS 4000D battery
Canon EOS 250D To the matching Canon EOS 250D battery
Canon EOS 800D To matching Canon EOS 800D Battery
Canon EOS 850D Go to the matching Canon EOS 850D Battery
Canon EOS 80D Go to the matching Canon EOS 80D Battery
Canon EOS 90D Go to the matching Canon EOS 90D Battery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Go to the matching Canon EOS 7D Mark II Battery
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Go to the matching Canon EOS 6D Mark II Battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Go to the matching Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Battery
Canon EOS M200 Go to the matching Canon EOS M200 Battery
Canon EOS M50 Go to the matching Canon EOS M50 Battery
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Go to the matching Canon EOS M50 Mark II Battery
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Go to the matching Canon EOS M6 Mark II Battery
Canon EOS M5 Go to the matching Canon EOS M5 Battery
Canon EOS R5 Go to the matching Canon EOS R5 Battery
Canon EOS R6 See the matching Canon EOS R6 Battery
Canon EOS R Go to the matching Canon EOS R Battery
Canon EOS RP Go to the matching Canon EOS RP Battery
Canon EOS R3 Go to the matching Canon EOS R3 Battery

Nikon Camera Battery

Camera Matching Battery
Nikon D3500 See the matching Nikon D3500 battery
Nikon D5600 See the matching Nikon D5600 battery
Nikon D7500 See the matching Nikon D7500 battery
Nikon D500 See the matching Nikon D500 battery
Nikon D750 See the matching Nikon D750 Battery
Nikon D780 See the matching Nikon D780 battery
Nikon D850 See the matching Nikon D850 battery
Nikon Z 50 See the matching Nikon Z 50 battery
Nikon Z 5 See the matching Nikon Z 5 battery
Nikon Z 6 See the matching Nikon Z 6 battery
Nikon Z 6II To the matching Nikon Z 6II Battery
Nikon Z 7 See the matching Nikon Z 7 battery
Nikon Z 7II To the matching Nikon Z 7II Battery
Nikon Z fc To the matching Nikon Z fc battery

Sony Camera Battery

Camera Matching Battery
Sony Alpha 6000 Go to matching Sony Alpha 6000 battery
Sony Alpha 6100 Go to the matching Sony Alpha 6100 battery
Sony Alpha 6300 Go to matching Sony Alpha 6300 battery
Sony Alpha 6400 See the matching Sony Alpha 6400 battery
Sony Alpha 6500 Go to the matching Sony Alpha 6500 Battery
Sony Alpha 6600 See the matching Sony Alpha 6600 Battery
Sony Alpha 7 Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7 Battery
Sony Alpha 7 II Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7 II Battery
Sony Alpha 7 III Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7 III Battery
Sony Alpha 7 IV Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7 IV Battery
Sony Alpha 7R Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7R Battery
Sony Alpha 7R II Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7R II Battery
Sony Alpha 7R III Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7R III Battery
Sony Alpha 7R IV Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7R IV Battery
Sony Alpha 7S Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7S Battery
Sony Alpha 7S II Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7S II Battery
Sony Alpha 7S III Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7S III Battery
Sony Alpha 7C Go to the matching Sony Alpha 7C Battery
Sony RX100 VA Go to the matching Sony RX100 VA Battery
Sony RX100 VI Go to the matching Sony RX100 VI Battery
Sony RX100 VII Go to the matching Sony RX100 VII Battery
Sony ZV-1 Go to the matching Sony ZV-1 Battery

Fujifilm Camera Battery

Camera Matching Battery
Fujifilm X-T100 Go to the matching Fujifilm X-T100 battery
Fujifilm X-T200 Go to the matching Fujifilm X-T200 battery
Fujifilm X-E3 See the matching Fujifilm X-E3 battery
Fujifilm X-E4 See the matching Fujifilm X-E4 Battery
Fujifilm X-T20 See the matching Fujifilm X-T20 Battery
Fujifilm X-T30 See the matching Fujifilm X-T30 Battery
Fujifilm X-T3 See the matching Fujifilm X-T3 Battery
Fujifilm X-T4 Go to the matching Fujifilm X-T4 Battery
Fujifilm X-Pro2 Go to the matching Fujifilm X-Pro2 Battery
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Go to the matching Fujifilm X-Pro3 Battery
Fujifilm X-S10 To the suitable Fujifilm X-S10 battery

Batteries for Cameras
Batteries for Cameras

Why I recommend original camera batteries

I have been taking pictures for 15 years and during this time I have used many different digital cameras. Likewise, I have used various batteries for these cameras, both original batteries from the camera manufacturer itself and compatible batteries from third-party suppliers.

My recommendation today goes in the direction of original batteries. The third-party batteries are good in terms of capacity and also hold the battery charge at the beginning. However, I have made the experience that original batteries from the manufacturer are just as durable after 5 years as they were at the beginning. In my experience, this is not the case with third-party batteries. I shot with my Canon EOS 450D for 6 years with two original batteries.

Original batteries often cost more than third-party batteries. So it would also be conceivable to buy new batteries every 3 years. But I prefer to have a clear conscience on a photo tour with original rechargeable batteries, so I don’t have to worry about the batteries not lasting as long. Besides, in terms of environmental protection, it’s better not to have to use more rechargeable batteries.

The cost of the batteries – calculated over, say, 5 or 6 years – is then only a small part of the budget for the photo equipment.

I use two batteries for each of my cameras. With power-hungry cameras like the Sony Alpha 6000, it is also recommended to have even three rechargeable batteries instead.

Recently, another reader emailed me that his aftermarket batteries were bloated. Of course, this can also happen with original batteries, but I think the chance is much lower.

What is the best way to charge the camera batteries?

Contrary to earlier myths, the memory effect no longer exists with rechargeable batteries today. This also means that it is not a problem to not charge the battery completely full. According to Wintotal, it is also not a good idea to always drain the battery completely before charging it again.

For longevity, it makes sense to keep the battery charge between 30% and 80%. However, if the battery still has 70% charge, then you should not recharge it. This way, you’ll be prepared for long photography sessions.

How long do batteries last?

A modern lithium-ion battery lasts for about 500 to 1200 charging cycles. So depending on how much photography you do, it can vary greatly.

For example, if I’m doing a landscape photo tour and I take 300 pictures that week, I usually have to charge the camera battery once or twice.

Low temperatures or/and long exposures make for shorter battery life. So batteries don’t last as long in winter as they do in summer.

How many releases a camera battery lasts is specified by the manufacturer in the camera’s technical data. There are major differences between the cameras here. In practice, however, this is not a problem. For me, it makes no difference whether I have to take two or three batteries with me.

How can I charge the camera battery without a charger?

Many newer cameras no longer come with their own battery charger. In this case, the camera battery can be charged directly in the camera using the micro or type-C USB cable supplied. Charging a battery this way or with an external charger makes no difference to the camera battery.

Maybe I’m a bit old-fashioned here, but I prefer to use a „real“ charger for my camera battery. For my main camera, the Sony Alpha 7 III, I therefore bought the additional charger. More about this below.

How long does it take for a camera battery to be fully charged (charging time)?

A modern camera battery is usually fully charged in about two hours.

Is it worth having my own charger?

As already described above, I am a friend of own chargers for the camera battery. In terms of the charging cycle, it makes no difference.

Maybe I’m too gross, but I find it easier to take the empty battery out of the bag and put it into the charger than to put the empty battery back into the camera and connect the cable there, then put the charged battery back into the bag and put the previous one back into the camera.

So in the end it is a matter of taste. Some chargers also show the exact charge level while charging.

Is a charger for charging via the cigarette socket in the car worthwhile?

If you travel a lot in nature and do not have access to a power outlet for several days, a charger for the car can be useful. This is operated from the cigarette socket and you can recharge your batteries on the road. Depending on the car battery, it can also be useful to use a power bank instead. This way, the car battery will not be stressed in cold temperatures.

Can I carry the camera battery in my hand luggage on the plane?

A battery inserted in the camera may be carried in the hand luggage. A battery that has not been inserted, on the other hand, may not – unless it is adequately protected against short circuits. What this means exactly can be read on the Nikon website, for example.

Update: As I recently learned on a flight to Tenerife, there are different regulations depending on the airline. Partly you are allowed to carry the camera battery in your hand luggage. The contacts must always be covered. Therefore, it is worthwhile before your flight again to read your respective airline, as their specific rules are.

I hope this article was helpful for you. Do you have any questions? Would you like to share your own experiences? Write me in the comments!