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Canon BG E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the energy efficiency and value for money are on the whole positive. The lens and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, and many are negative about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon BG E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Canon BG E1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon BG E1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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great product from Canon


I bought the grip almost the same time as my Camera. The best thing it does is to give some extra weight to the otherwise light camera! Makes it look more professional. Then it makes camera handling very easy and FIRM. Use of two batteries at a time...

Very nice grip ; two batteries so more power, can also use one battery, camera can easily stand on a table top


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Great tool for extended power


Very good grip for rebel digital and price is reasonable. Well recommended to have it if you are power shooter. Can hold two batteries and that you will not run out for the whole wedding.

Good grip for the price.



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Canon BG-E1 Battery Grip for EOS Digital Rebel Digital Camera


Double battery capacity. Balance the telescope lens very well with its extra weight. The only complaint is the color. It looks weird with a silver camera body attached to it.

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black appearance doesn't go well with Digital Rebel silver body.

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Canon BG-E1 Battery Grip for EOS Digital Rebel Digital Camera


I am definitely pleased with this battery grip purchase. It adds stability and battery life to the awesome digital rebel. It also adds some weight, but nothing too burdensome. The extra controls on the grip (shutter release, aperture dial etc.) when...

Excellent add-on accessory for the Digital Rebel...

Adds some pretty decent weight to the camera.

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Canon BG-E1 Battery Grip for EOS Digital Rebel Digital Camera


Besides the "strengths" I noted (better balance, longer shooting time, larger gripping area for large hands), the grip also adds a more professional "look" to the Rebel. I plan to start a part-time photography business and "looks" do matter to a...

Adds shooting time with use of dual batteries - Adds weight and balance, especially when using longer zoom lens - Adds more "gripping" area (I have large hands)

None that come to mind.

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Canon BG-E1 Battery Grip for EOS Digital Rebel Digital Camera


All in all a good addition to the camera. Highly recommend for those who own big lenses, shoot a lot in portrait mode, prepare for long continous shoots, and own lens with IS features. Optional for those who use the camera for short general purpose...

Longer battery life - better balance feel (especially with long telephoto lens) - looks good with the camera - camera sits flat with big lenses

In portrait mode: Viewer finder position too low - shoulder strap in the way - botton/wheel lay out a bit confusing

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Canon BG-E1 Battery Grip for EOS Digital Rebel Digital Camera


the bg-e1 allows me to extend shooting time without having to replace batteries. although it adds some weight i find it balances out the camera while usinf my telephoto and zoom lenses. i would recommend this unit to all users of the digital rebel....

the bg-e1 has been an excellent addition in using my digital rebel. increased usage because of the dual batteries and better balance while using my ef 400mm lens. the extra weight is an advantage


Product Specifications

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Accessory Type:Battery grip
Compatibility (Camera Model):Canon EOS 300D / Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Compatibility (Product Type):Camera

Battery Grips & Holders

Capacity:2 x BP-511

Dimensions & Weight



Product Line:Canon