This works fine for the decoded third party batteries; but for whatever reason, with the Canon brand battery that came with the camcorder, it charges, but the charge is not recognized in minutes on the camcorder. Aka - yes, it will charge the canon brand battery. But for example; if you have 22 mins of battery life left and then put it on the charger, it will charge full, but when you stick it back in the camcorder, it will still say 22 mins left. Run those minutes out and your camcorder will still run until the battery is depleted ...but as to how long that will be, who knows since once you hit 0, you can't tell how much battery life you have left.
I'm going to try depleting the canon brand battery completely then charging it on this charger again. Not sure the logic behind why that may work, but who knows. As mentioned, it works fine for third party brands, fully depleted or not; and the minutes are still recognized by the camcorder.