FAQ About Battery Grips
Whether you shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a battery grip adds versatility to your existing gear. Not sure if a battery grip is right for you? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions you may have.
What is a battery grip?
This handy camera accessory extends the grip of your DSLR or mirrorless camera and holds two battery packs. Some battery grips include a separate magazine that allow you to use AA batteries to power your camera.
What are the benefits of using a battery grip?
The main benefit of a battery grip is the extra battery life it offers for your camera. This must-have accessory is ideal for anyone doing video recording, photographing for extended periods, or needing constant high-speed continuous shooting. A battery grip makes your camera easier to hold when shooting in landscape, and especially in portrait. When held in portrait, most battery grips have conveniently placed controls, such as a shutter button, making it easy to take a photo.
What should I look for before buying a battery grip?
Battery grips are not universal. Your Canon or Nikon camera will need a battery grip that's specific to the make and model of your camera. The AA battery magazine is great as a power fail-safe, as it lets you use any AA batteries to power your camera. Just remember that you won't get the same performance from AA batteries that you will from you camera's battery packs.