November 1, 2016 by Jessica
Charges quickly!
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.
February 24, 2016 by Ken
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.
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January 25, 2016 by tsg
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.
June 4, 2015 by Will
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.
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March 27, 2014 by Ryan
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.
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