Articles tagged "battery"

Kickstarter: Use Sony NP-F batteries to power your camera, no matter the brand

Using affordable Sony NP-F batteries and the Power Junkie V2 accessory, you can conveniently power your camera and accessories, whether they're made by Sony or not.

Powerbase Edge Link, Edge Lite give your camera up to 12 additional hours of battery life

Core SWX has announced the Powerbase Edge Link and Powerbase Edge Lite, a pair of battery packs with a new quick-release system and plenty of ports to plug directly into your camera, allowing for all-day shooting.

Nitecore reveals 3rd-party Sony FP-Z100 battery with built-in USB-C port for charging

The UFZ100 is a 2,250mAh Sony FP-Z100 copycat battery that has a built-in USB-C charging port, negating the need to carry around a dedicated camera battery charger.

Best portable power packs in 2022

Whether you only need a charge or two while walking around town or need to power a fleet of drones and professional cameras, we've rounded up the best chargers on the market to ensure you're never left with a depleted camera or accessory.

Xiaomi claims its new battery technology increases battery capacity 10%

While a 10% improvement sounds modest at face value, it's a welcomed improvement over standard lithium-ion batteries, which have more or less had the same performance over the past few years.

DJI confirms battery issues for its Mini 2 drone

DJI released a statement today confirming that there are issues with the batteries that power its Mini 2 drone.

The 'X-Tra' camera battery Kickstarter campaign appears to have been a scam

It's come to light that a Kickstarter campaign we shared back in November 2020 is very likely a scam. As such, we've gathered information, shared the rationale behind our decision to cover the project and more.

UPDATE: X-tra promises a fresh take on the conventional camera battery with its innovative offering

Camera battery design has been relatively unchanged for years, but new Kickstarter campaign for the X-tra battery hopes to upend convention and give photographers a more powerful, quicker and better camera battery.

Manfrotto launches its own Canon, Nikon camera batteries and dual-bay charger

A new but already familiar range of batteries for Canon and Nikon cameras, and a fast double charger to go with them kicks off Manfrotto's first steps in the third-party energy market

Kessler Mag Max 3A adapter uses ordinary power tool batteries to charge cameras

A new power adapter from Kessler makes it possible to charge cameras and other gear using ordinary DeWalt power tool batteries.

Volta packs an 8,000mAh power bank into the handle of a camera rig

Volta might not be conventional or the most aesthetically appealing device, but it’s hard to argue with an extra 8,000mAh battery power on the go.

Nitecore announces ‘world’s first’ smart battery for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras

The battery works with a7 III, a7R III and a9 camera systems and connects with your smartphone or tablet to help you keep tabs on the health of the battery. Oh, and you'll need to update the firmware of your camera battery.

Nikon confirms some counterfeit EN-EL15b batteries were sold by authorized retailers

A friendly reminder that sometimes even authorized retailers can obtain and resell counterfeit camera equipment, so stay vigilant.

Blackmagic announces a new battery grip for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic's new battery grip for its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K swaps the usual LP-e6 battery for two L-series batteries, giving it up to two hours of use on a single charge.

Hasselblad launches new cable release, battery charging hub for X1D

Hasselblad has released a new cable release and USB double battery charger for its X1D medium format camera .

Meike's new battery grip for the Sony a9 and a7R lll comes with a wireless remote

Accessories manufacturer Meike has released details of a new grip it will be selling for the Sony a9 and a7R lll bodies that can hold two batteries and double as a remote control.

Apple will stop automatically slowing down your iPhone, will let you decide

In an interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will allow iPhone users to turn off the controversial 'power management' feature that was slowing down old phones when the battery became 'unhealthy.'

Apple apologizes for iPhone performance issues, offers discount on battery replacement

In a letter posted on its website, Apple apologized to its customers for reducing performance on older iPhone models and announced that it would offer a $50 discount on battery replacement for affected phones.

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones as the battery gets weaker

Is your old iPhone 6 or 6s camera slowing way down? Try replacing the battery. It turns out Apple will cut your phone's CPU performance in half once the battery reaches a certain age, to prevent internal damage and unexpected shut downs.

Camera battery explosion causes chaos at Orlando International Airport

A small explosion that sounded like a gunshot caused a panic and 24 flight cancellations at Orlando International Airport last Friday. As it turns out, it was a camera battery that exploded inside a traveler's bag.

WiBotic PowerPad brings wireless charging to drones

The WiBotic PowerPad is a three-foot by three-foot landing pad that, according to its makers, is capable of charging almost any drone wirelessly.

Nikon updates battery recall: Overheating batteries from 2012 still causing problems

Nikon just updated a battery recall from all the way back in 2012. According to the update, certain EN-EL15 batteries are prone to short circuiting and warping/melting your camera.

Keep calm and carry on: tips for safely transporting spare camera batteries

If you're concerned that the lithium-ion batteries that power your camera will pull a Note 7, we've got good news: with proper handling it'll be smooth sailing for you and your spare batteries. Read more

Huawei demonstrates ultra-fast charging battery technology

Demonstration videos show off Huawei's new fast charging battery prototypes.

Israeli start-up, Storedot, shows a smartphone battery that charges in under 30 seconds. 

Tylt keeps smartphone photographers charged

CES 2013: Innovative designs for charging your mobile device