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With a spare battery on hand, you're always ready to record that special scene or snap that perfect picture! The BP-511A lithium ion rechargeable can power select Canon digital cameras and camcorders when the original battery's drained.

Lithium ion batteries, unlike NiCad batteries, have no "memory effect" to reduce their capacity. This handy battery pack can even give you an extra hour of recording time when you use it with your Canon ZR40 or ZR45MC camcorder — up to 2 hours, 45 minutes with the LCD off. (Remember, battery life will vary with camcorder model, usage, temperature, and humidity.)


  • powers select Canon digital cameras and camcorders
  • rated at 7.4V, 1390mAh
  • 1-9/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 7/8"D
  • weight: 2.9 oz.
  • warranty: 30 days

Canon BP-511A Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 Review

Works great

Written by: BP-511 battery from Philadelphia, PA on June 17, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great right out of the box. So good to that camera back.

Pros: Ease of purchase.

Cons: None.

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  • BP-511A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (7.4 Volts/1390 mAh)
  • Terminal cover
  • Instruction sheet

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Lithium Ion: Unlike Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries, Lithium Ion batteries don't have a "memory effect" which shortens their capacity. They can be partially charged and/or discharged without worry of shortened battery life.

Recommended Operating Temperature: The battery pack's maximum operating temperature range is 32-104 degrees (F). The optimal range is 50-86 degrees (F). At cold temperatures, performance will temporarily decline.

Compatibility: The Canon BP-511A rechargeable Lithium Ion battery is compatible with many Canon digital cameras and camcorders including the following models:

  • EOS D30 and D60 digital cameras
  • PowerShot G1, G2, G3 and G5 digital cameras
  • PowerShot Pro 1 digital camera
  • PowerShot Pro 90 IS digital camera
  • EOS Digital Rebel digital camera
  • ZR Series camcorders


  • Voltage: 7.4 Volts DC
  • Capacity: 1390 mAh
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces

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