06-18-2009 03:28 PM
I'm new to the NS-DCC5HB09 Camcorder and new to this forum. I have just started using the camcorder and like it very much. Concerning battery life and extra batteries, I thought I would share that I just ordered two extra NC-60 batteries from Ebay including a wall charger and car charger extension. These are 1400Mah batteries so they are about 30% more powerful than the 1050Mah battery that came with the camcorder. If the average run of the standard battery is a little over an hour then these batteries might push that to 1.4 or 1.5 hours. The total cost for these two batteries and charger was only 15.00 including shipping. I will let the community know how they work when I get them.
To find this deal, do a search for 'NP-60 1400Mah' and check the search title and description box. You'll find there are a multitude of different offers for these batteries.
06-22-2009 01:14 PM
06-29-2009 08:42 PM
I received the batteries that I ordered through Ebay today. I ordered two 1400mah batteries and a wall charger for $15. The battteries, NP-60 generic replacements, were the same size as the original and fit perfectly in the battery slot. I put one in, plugged in the charger and it charged for a couple of hours until the red light stopped blinking. I unplugged it and turned it on and took a couple of short videos. The battery icon shows that it is fully charged.
So, this type of battery does seem to work. At this point I know nothing about the recording time I will get or long term life, but time will tell. I haven't tried the wall charger yet but assume it will work. At this point I'm happy with this transaction.
Please note that there appear to be at least two different NP-60 type batteries. The one I bought is most often referred to as a Kodak type battery and it is rectangular with measurements (L×W×H): 2.1 x 1.4 x 0.3in (53.2 x 35.5 x 7mm) The other I have seen is described as a Casio NP-60 for Exilim cameras. From the pictures, the Casio NP-60 seems to be square and I don't think it would not fit into the battery slot on the NS-DCC5HB09, at least not as far as I can tell. So you might want to look for measurements and make sure they match the original battery.
I hope this information is helpful.
06-30-2009 01:52 PM
I just got my batteries from ebay as well (shipped from hong kong). I did a short charge on the wall charger and test my camcorder. It works great. Wall charger comes with a car adaptor so you can charge in the car. The only problem is the charging light on the wall charger doesn't work (worked when I initally plugged it in). Right now I'm charging one battery in the camcorder and the other via the wall charger that came with the batteries(purchased as a package on ebay).
I'm happy with the purchase as well.