Full Review Batmax DMW-BLG10 Battery and Dual USB Charger. One thing you must know that Mirrorless camera is really weak in battery sector, so the battery is seems cannot be solve at this time and cannot be the same as the DSLR battery. Not all Mirrorless be able to use Battery Grip to give an extra power and for a long time use. Seems we must have a more battery in our pocket, not 2 battery but 4, that’s good enough to give an extra juice for our Mirrorrless camera.
As you know that, Mirrorless battery is not cheap, but expensive one. For the example, right now I’m using Panasonic Lumix GX85 Mirrorless camera, using DMW-BLG10 battery type, and one original battery price is cost me about $20. Same as the DSLR battery, the original battery is expensive too. I’m not saying don’t buy the original one, I’m just saying that the third party battery from other manufacture is selling the same battery type but with lower prices.
Like Batmax battery. Today I want to full review Batmax DMW-BLG10 Battery and Dual USB Charger. On thing you must know that, many mirrorless doesn’t provide external charge anymore and we must charge from the camera. That’s not good because we must waiting for fully charging our camera, and we cannot use the camera, even though we have the spare battery. My previous camera Canon 60D has external charge, so I don’t have to charger also with the camera.
Batmax battery is very awesome, because for 2 battery and one dual USB charger only cost me $24! That’s good bargaining though. And if this battery is what you looking for, keep reading, and if the battery brand is what you looking for but for the different camera, just keep reading. I will show you the battery performance.
I bought Batmax DMW-BLG10 Battery and Dual USB Charger since last year, for the exact month is September 2016. I buy 2 battery and also include the dual USB charger cost me $24. And because 3 battery is not not very good enough, in December 2016 I have another 2 battery, so now I have 5 battery for my Panasonic Lumix GX85.
A. Battery Performance
Batmax DMW-BLG10 Battery capacity is 1200mAh, little bit higher capacity than the Original battery only serve 1025 mAh. If I compare with the original one, the Batmax battery give a little longer than the original one. If for photo only, battery can hold about 300 photos (it can be less if often use flash), and for the video can hold about 1 hours for one battery.
B. Dual USB Charger Interface
If you order the battery include the charger, you will get 2 USB port charger. You don’t need to charger inside the camera again.
The Dual USB Charger is available battery indicator, which is good so we can track the battery from empty to full capacity. As you can see below, red light mean still charging, and green light mean it’s time to pull out the battery because already full charge.
We not only charge the battery for Batmax battery, but also we can charge the original battery!
C. 9 Months Use, Is It Still Good?
Until this post was published in May 2017, the battery give me no problem, no issue, nothing. I still can use the battery like usual, such as taking photo, record a video in 4K mode. Such as nice performance!
But there’s is a problem with this battery, I don’t know if it just me or not, if the battery lost power I mean we use the battery until the last power, when I charge the battery with the external battery, the battery give me no charge, no red indicator, nothing.
Don’t worry, I have the solution, when the Batmax battery not charging using the external charge, charge inside the camera, and you will see the red indicator that mean is the battery is recharging and wait for one minute. Then pull out the battery from the camera, and put again with the external charge. And you will the indicator light turn red, it means the battery is in charging mode.
At last but not least, the Batmax Battery is very worth it to buy if you have a little budget, but it will give you more battery and also comes with the dual USB charger. It also worth it to buy if you traveling or vacation, buy the 2 or more battery include the dual USB charger (I made a list below for other camera), and buy the Power Bank with large capacity.
D. Where To Buy
You can buy right down below for International Shipping, buy down below to ship anywhere in any country. Not only for Panasonic, but also I make a list for other camera brand such as Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus even available for Xiaomi 4K camera, just see the battery brand and the battery type. See your camera list below.