Saturday, February 14, 2009

LP-E6 Battery Pack in EOS 5D Mark II

As a exciting new features in CANON new DSLR, EOS 5D Mark II equiped a totally new compact battery pack called the LP-E6. This new battery teams up the camera in new ways to give photographers a precise outlook on remaining strength of a battery, not just a more powerful power supply, we can do this as well as managing multiple batteries. We’ll examine how the LP-E6 battery and the new EOS 5D Mark II perform and how to use and analyze the information it is capable of displaying on the EOS 5D Mark II’s LCD monitor.

LP-E6 appears to be nearly the same size as Canon’s long-running BP-511 series battery, but don’t let appearances fool you. The new lithium-ion LP-E6 battery pack is approximately 30% more powerful than the previous BP-511A – with 1800 milliamp-hours capacity, vs. 1390 mAh for the previous-generation BP-511A. Even though the new EOS 5D Mark II is a substantially higher-resolution camera than the previous EOS 5D, and in spite of the added performance of its DIGIC 4 processor, the LP-E6 powers the camera for 850 shots at normal temperatures (vs. 800 for the EOS 5D), based on CIPA-compliant tests performed at Canon Inc.

LP-E6 Specifications:
Rated voltage 7.2 V DC
Battery capacity 1800 mAh
Dimensions 38.4 x 21 x 56.8 mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in.
Weight Approx. 80 g / 2.8 oz.

Even though they appear similar, the previous-generation BP-511A batteries are not interchangeable with the new LP-E6 battery pack, and cannot be exchanged for one another. The new EOS-5D Mark II requires the LP-E6 battery pack, and cannot accept the older BP-511A or similar Canon batteries. Likewise, the new LP-E6 cannot be used in the previous EOS 5D, or other EOS bodies which accept the BP-511A battery pack.