Ok, like many of you out there, I have put forth a prolific search to find extra batteries for my Canon Products. I love "real" Canon stuff, however I do not like the fact that Canon (and every other camera/printer manufacturer) will rape you when selling you support parts for your cameras and printers i.e. batteries and ink.
You have finally found an OEM compatible manufacturer...
I use Wasabi batteries in both my Canon camcorder as well as my EOS products. The Wasabi batteries perform well if not better than a true Canon battery. This specific Wasabi will charge to a full 400 min charge and really last that long. They also hold a charge well just sitting around in your camera bag. You do get two of these batteries and a charger that will charge these batteries as well as the original Canon batteries. The Wasabi batteries do register and display proper charge data with Canon camcorders as well as with other Canon cameras; and you get all of this performance for less than half the cost of one actual Canon battery.
I hope this review helps you make a decision, and puts you at ease in your purchase.
(This review is not a plant by Wasabi, nor is it a slander of Canon) I love my Canon stuff, I just wish the company would not capitalize on the extra items that you need for their products. Batteries should not cost $125.00, and printer ink should not cost 40% of the total cost of the printer that it is being used in. Canon, you really should rethink the pricing of your cameras and printers if this is what it takes to turn a profit. Wasabi, thank you for filling the supply; for the demand, and doing it right!
I'll be reviewing some ink cartridges in the next week or so. I will try to link an update at that time for any of you that are interested.
Merry Christmas Everyone!