Canon 60D Battery Grip BG-E9 – First Look


Here it is people, first images of a Canon 60D upgraded with Canon battery grip BG-E9. This thing is a bit hard to track down right now, and there's no aftermarket alternatives at the moment. This thing really threw me in a loop at first glance. I expected the Battery grip to load from the back like the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D. Not only does the Canon 60D feel so close to the 5DM2 & 7D cameras, it's also using the same LP-E6 batteries. Somehow I imagined it would have the same battery grip. Well it turns out the BG-E9 battery grip loads from the side similar to the Canon 550D / T2i using a tray to hold two batteries. This is a first for Canon to use the LP-E6 batteries into side tray.

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Right away I loaded an aftermarket (unchipped) battery to see if the BG-E9 would reject it. Don't worry people, it likes it, and it works! Yes yes yes, the grip works with only one battery too. In the OEM box there's a case to hold the second tray which uses AA batteries, so that I can use my Eneloops. I'll take some better photos in the studio later today. If you have questions about the BG-E9 let me know, i'm sufffering a block right now and can't come up with what else you'd need to know.

4 thoughts on “Canon 60D Battery Grip BG-E9 – First Look

  1. Ben


    I love it. The dials function great. The locking top dial is a must as well! I pretty much like the 60d better than the 50d in every way. I'm not sure of the coined "super rebel" title it's been given. Sure it's made out of plastic but it just so happens that my glock hand gun is made out of the same plastic polymer. Plastic rocks IMO.

  2. Duff

    I got one for ya.

    They integrated the multi-controller from the 50D into a D-pad in the 60D supposedly to make it easier to use with a grip in portrait orientation. Have you found this to be true at all? How does the D-pad compare to the multi-controller as far as ease of use?

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