Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (BLN-1)
Replacement battery for the Olympus OM-D E-M1, PEN E-P5, OM-D E-M5 & OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera. It is a 1220mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is only able to be recharged with the BCN-1 Battery Charger. The recharging time is approximately 3 hours.
With an additional BLN-1 you will never miss a shot caused by an empty battery. Perfect for longer shootings with the HLD-6 / HLD-7, HLD-8 or while travelling without a possibility of recharging.
DUE TO NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS all orders containing stand-alone batteries (except if included w/camera) ship Ground only regardless of method chosen. To expedite other items, please order battery separately. Batteries cannot be shipped to VI and PR.
Item number: V620061XU000
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I spent the summer volunteering as an event photographer taking pictures at local festivals for 4ish hour shifts, and a fully charged battery often lasted the entire, with continuous shooting and fiddling with camera options.
A Very Good Battery
When you purchase the OM-D E-M1, you receive one lithium rechargeable battery; you will need more. The battery lasts approximately 2 hours with continual use with the back LCD on and takes about 3 hours to recharge. I recommend purchasing 2 additional batteries if you are near a power source to recharge. If you are in the wilds and no power source is available, you will obviously need even more spare batteries. With the back LCD off, you should be able to expect at least 1,000 shots from your M1 with the BLN-1. The BLN-1 has a reputation for lasting 10 years or more. While it is a bit pricey, the quality is worth it over the long run.Read More
Stick with the real deal
I like to have two batteries and two SD cards for my E-M5 so if I ever have a problem with one I always have a backup. I rotate them in usage so they have even 'wear and tear'. When I bought the camera I bought a non-Olympus battery, but this died on me after less than a year (the original Olympus battery is still going strong). Needless to say I bought another Olympus this time.
You're going to want to buy a few of these
If you're coming from the DSLR world, one of things you'll quickly realize is that the power drain on the M43 cameras is going to be higher simply because you're probably going to be using the display a lot more and well the battery capacity sizes can't be as large simply due to the physics of the size. With all that being said, you really want to have at least 3 (1 that comes with the camera + 2 more) batteries in your arsenal. On trips where I'm outside all day, I can easily blow through 2 batteries if I'm shooting a lot. Having that third is critical. You don't think you'll need until you realize you do. Just do it and buy two more of these. You won't regret it.Read More
The Original and Best
I have in the past purchased after market batteries for my Olympus cameras with varying degrees of quality. Even the best ones don't seem to retain the charge as long as the Olympus originals, nor do they last as many recharging cycles without some drop off in the charge. You have to ask yourself the question on whether you want to pay less up front and know that you have to keep changing batteries when you are out or pay a bit more & get the longevity. For me I have changed to paying more up front and having it last. It is well worth the cost.Read More