How to shop for a camera battery
Your camera can be the most important electronics device your family owns. All of the great moments in your life are documented with this one piece of gear, and keeping your camera batteries fresh and charged is a big part of keeping track of those memories. So here is a simple checklist to help walk you through the process of find the right battery for your digital camera:
1. Know your Camera Brand and Model:
You may already know that you have a Canon Powershot, Nikon DSLR 3000 or Kodak Easyshare camera, however, if you know the exact model number, it will make your search much easier. Typically the model number can be found camera itself or printed in a label behind the battery.
The camera model information is typically printed on the camera itself, on the back or bottom of the device. Look around to see if you can find any sort of name that sits next to the Panasonic, Casio, Konica, Sanyo, or whatever brand your device might be.
2. Know your Camera Battery Model number:
If the make and model of your camera can't be found on the device itself, the battery itself will often have the information printed on it.
Searching for a Sony Cybershot NP-BG1 on Batteries.com may help you find compatible batteries that are more affordable.
3. Find the Camera Battery That's Right for You:
Once you have your camera model number or battery number, you're ready to start your search. Typically you can find a category page for camera batteries on your battery site that will walk you down the path by listing out brand names such as Hitachi, JVC, Samsung, and many more.
Once you have found the brand of camera that matches your particular device, you are now free to use the camera model number that you found in step 1 above to narrow you're the search down even more.
4. Verify Before you Buy:
It's always a good idea to look closely at the images of the battery you are about to purchase. If the battery connector doesn't look like the same connector on your current battery, this may not be the right one.
If for some reason you don't have the old battery anymore or if you have already recycled the battery, you can always check the connectors on the back of the camera itself to see if they match the battery you are about to buy.
Once again, look at the back of your camera, in this case a Konica Minolta DG-5D, and look at the compartment where the battery would fit. If your new battery is shaped differently, has a different connection slot, or simply doesn't look like it will fit, it's time to contact the website call center to see if they can verify the battery is correct or not.
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