Battery Charger/Canon XA20

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    • #68853
      AvatarVTexan
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      I just bought a Canon XA20 and was disappointed it didn't come with a stand alone battery charger. I'm looking to purchase one, but can't find any listings for them. In B&H and Amazon when I search keywords "Canon XA20 battery charger" I get several listings (Pearstone and Watson brands), but nothing from Canon.

      Further, when I search for "Canon XA20" on those pages that come up, those words don't exist. I suspect that those chargers would work for Canon batteries, but their description doesn't say so explicitly.  

      Surely Canon makes a stand alone battery charger for its new camera. Anyone have any light to shed on this? Thanks in advance. 

    • #208249
      AvatarBruceMol
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      If you have the

      Canon – BP-820 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (1780mAh)
       
      this may be the charger…

       

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/539255-REG/Canon_2590B002_CG_800_Charger_Adapter.html

       

    • #208251
      AvatarVTexan
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      That's exactly what I need. Curiously, it doesn't show up when you do a "Canon XA20 battery charger" search.

      Thanks!

    • #208252
      AvatarBruceMol
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      You're welcome.

      I must say that your predicament remined me of an excellent video done by Google Analytics in the UK. You were looking for a charger for your camera battery, you should have looked for the charger for your battery.

      Watch this video and I'm sure you'll have a laugh.

       

    • #208263
      AvatarVTexan
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      (forehead slappage) Exactly. Thanks for that.

    • #208327
      AvatarJumbo777
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      A better solution if you want to charge 2 batteries at the same time. A must if you are a heavy user:

       

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/836380-REG/watson_d_1508_duo_lcd_charger_for.html

       

      I would also suggest the larger capacity BP-828 battery which is comaptible with the XA20

       

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/963146-REG/canon_8598b002_bp_828_lithium_ion_battery_pack.html

    • #208713

      great comments here and helpful.  My dilemma is cost. Shooting at trade shows an on the road you need two batteries and to charge quickly.  As a look at prices, it's a huge disparity, from a Canon branded battery, say BP 820 at around $110 and a BP 820 compatable on http://www.bestbatt.com for $30!   I've had mixed results at Best Batt.http://www.bestbatt.com/Canon-BP-820-Battery-p/bbbp820.htm    I bought a power pack for Canon ViXia HF 20 that didn't work after a week,   It cost about $15  –  anyone have thoughts on this huge price disparity or experience with Best Batt?

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