September 26, 2016 at 11:39PM


Power banks that work with my DSLR

Does anyone use a portable charger for their DSLR?

I just bought a Canon EOS 5DS, was wondering if a power bank like this: would charge it and how much charge it would give.

Any one have any experience?



You can calculate that by yourself. Have a look at on of the batteries of your camera. Multiply the output amperée (not the mAh) with the volts and you will get the needed power in Watts what energysource you will need.
Do the same with the batterie you want to use to power your camera. There shouldn't be much difference in the volts. Otherwise your camera will not turn on or will be destroid.

Now you just have to look for some dummy adaptor so your can use a external batterie for your camera.

(I don't gurantee that it will work and I don't assume any liability)

September 27, 2016 at 11:37AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

Thanks! Sound scary though

September 28, 2016 at 7:19PM


I would always say it's safer to go with the original batteries although they are more expensive. Because if your camera will have some damage caused by the battery the warranty is only valid if you have used original batteries (except for V-lock and AB-lock batteries).
But if your camera supports charging over a USB port (like the Sony A7 line) via a USB battery that should be safe.

Eric Halbherr

October 3, 2016 at 3:27AM

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