We all know the issue with the camera battery, especially the pros: you carry around many batteries to not run out of juice for your camera(s). A new Kickstarter project tries to tackle this from a new angle.
X-tra is a group of photographers and engineers who are into NATGEO photography and videography. They are behind the X-tra battery we are featuring here. At a glance:
- 2X Capacity
- Charge Level Indicator
- Quick Reload
- Supply power via USB-C
- Power bank Feature
- USB-C Fast Charging
- Grip Extension
The X-tra battery is compatible with the following Canon cameras: EOS R, EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS 5D IV, EOS 5D III, EOS 5D II, EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds, EOS 6D, EOS 6D II, EOS 7D, EOS 7D II, EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D.
This is how the guys behind X-tra see it:
For many photographers, power is a major struggle. If you’re shooting video or working in live-view, a battery charge never seems to last, so you’re stuck carrying 3 or 4 batteries in your kit. X-tra battery is here to solve that problem and simplify your kit with one revolutionary accessory.
Think it’s hard to get excited about a battery? For most gear heads, power solutions and batteries have generally been the least sexy accessories there are, until now. The X-tra battery solves multiple photography headaches and even offers some solutions you didn’t know you needed but soon won’t be able to live without.
For starters, in terms of power capacity, the X-tra holds 3,700 mAh, which is two times the charge of Canon’s LP-E6. Previously the only option for a double capacity battery was to use two separate batteries within a battery grip, so lots of photographers will potentially be able to eliminate an additional piece of bulky equipment. The X-tra is a full-size camera battery, similar in size to the battery found in the Canon 1DX. The physical profile of the X-tra extends just beyond the bottom of the battery compartment on compatible camera models, providing a solid grip for larger hands and a comfortable, extra secure feel. Because the X-tra requires the camera’s battery door to be removed, you can quickly change out batteries with one hand without fumbling with a battery compartment door. When it is time to swap batteries, it’s a super fast and easy process. Just press up on the battery to release it and replace it with a fresh one.
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