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Old 07-22-2005   #1
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I am looking to buy a backup battery for my Canon S70.* In the past I have always bought the camera manufacturers battery for fear of damaging the camera or voiding the warranty.* It has been an expensive proposition.* Am I being overly cautious?* Are aftermarket batteries just as safe to use for a lot less $?* If so what online vendors do you recommend?

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I am looking to buy a backup battery for my Canon S70. In the past I have always bought the camera manufacturers battery for fear of damaging the camera or voiding the warranty. It has been an expensive proposition. Am I being overly cautious? Are aftermarket batteries just as safe to use for a lot less $? If so what online vendors do you recommend?

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I have used after market batteries from http://www.sterlingtek.com/ with no problems at all.
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I always worry about something that might damage the camera or worse might cause a fire during recharging. So I'm willing to spend the extra money on brand batteries hoping that will protect me (but I don't have any inside knowledge to know whether there's really any difference in practice).
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Like Morgan, I have two from SterlingTek (www.sterlingtek.com) and one from the Battery Barn (www.batterybarn.com for my really old, piece of junk, Canon D60

One of the SterlingTek ones died after about two cycles, and I sent it back and got a new one with no trouble. Never heard of any catching fire or imploding.
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Old 07-23-2005   #5
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www.sterlingtek.com wil save you lots of money, and the batteries are as safe as the Canon's one.

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I love my aftermarket batteries for Canon 1 series. They last twice as long, with no issues. I did remove the caps from the original batteries (screwdriver does it) and put the caps on the aftermarket batteries.
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+1 for sterlingtek.
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I just bought my first STK battery for my D810 for fraction of cost ($19) that Nikon charges ($53).

Here's a link to Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KCVZ2FA...n+d810+battery

That's the one for my Nikon, you can search for same brand on yours.

I've had for 6 weeks now and no issues at all.
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Sterlingtek and Wasabi.
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The Wasabi batteries that came with my secondhand Panasonic Lumix last between charging for fewer exposures than the original battery.


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