EOS 1Dx3 battery compatibility

domo_p1000

EOS-1D X MkIII | EOS-1D X MkII
Aug 22, 2013
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I have to confess, I did not read the small print, but I have a stack of genuine Canon LP-E4's from previous 1D's & 1Dx's (they work a treat, albeit with some limitations in the 1Dx2) and have just slotted one in to my 1Dx3.... NOTHING! Is the LP-E19 the only compatible battery?! I could power a small country with my LP-E4'S!
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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It should work fine. Something is wrong. Try another. A LP-E4 is a very old battery, replaced by the E4N long ago. It might not have the capacity remaining.
 

privatebydesign

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Jan 29, 2011
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Are they fully charged and on what charger? I seem to remember there were battery and charger limitations going from LP-E4 to LP-E4N to LP-E19.

I sold all my LP-E4/N's with the cameras when I went to LP-E19's.
 

RBS

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Feb 6, 2020
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I don't have any original LP-E4 batteries but I do have a couple of LP-E4N left over from my 1DX and those work fine in my 1DX III. But I can confirm that the DC coupler from the 1DX (which also works fine in my 1DX II) is NOT recognized by the 1DX III. I suspect the newer Canon cameras are set up to also reject third party batteries.