The most recent firmware updates for the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 appear to have caused some third-party batteries to stop working in these cameras. All of the cameras use the Nikon EN-EL14 and EN-EL14a batteries; however, there are many third-party batteries that match the EN-EL14′s design that are available for these cameras (often at reduced prices) as well. [click to continue…]
Canon has issued a service notice for the common LP-E6 battery used in several Canon DSLRs, including the 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D, 70D and others.
The notice affects those who experience a rapid blinking light on the charger when the battery is inserted, which indicates a “communication error” according to Canon’s service notice. When this happens, the battery will not charge.
See the full service notice below for details on the issue. [click to continue…]
Switronix finally got around to taking the wraps off of its previously teased Powerbase for the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The PB70-BMCC is a 70wh 14.8v lithium-ion battery pack that nearly quadruples the runtime of the BMCC’s built-in 90 minute battery. [click to continue…]
HDSLR and cinema accessory provider Switronix sent out a little tease in its newsletter today about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that’s shipping later this month.
Are you guys as excited as we are about this beautiful, little guy?
Check in this month to see the cool accessories we have developed for the Black Magic Camera. -Switronix Newsletter
Switronix has been known for its HDSLR power accessories that so effectively pair cameras like the 5D Mark II with external battery packs, as well as on-camera lighting gear. Given the uncertainty thus far about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s internal battery and lack of external power options, I’d say that an external power solution from Switronix is a good bet.
Stay tuned for the official announcement of whatever is coming from Switronix…
Switronix has released a new power cable for the Panasonic GH2. The new power cable, affectionately known as the Switronix XP-DSLR-GH2, “can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.” [click to continue…]
Switronix has unveiled a new power cable for Canon DSLRs using the LP-E6 battery type (currently, the 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D).
The XP-DV-CH features a regulated 7.9v battery paddle (LP-E6 type) and an inline female p-tap connector for 12vdc, housed in an enclosure. It also includes both red and green LED indication to display battery power status. The cable can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.
More details on Switronix’s website.