For many photographers, power is a major struggle. If you're shooting video or working in live-view, a battery charge never seems to last, so you're stuck carrying 3 or 4 batteries in your kit. X-tra battery is here to solve that problem and simplify your kit with one revolutionary accessory.

Learn more about the X-Tra Battery at Kickstarter

Think it’s hard to get excited about a battery? For most gear heads, power solutions and batteries have generally been the least sexy accessories there are, until now. The X-tra battery solves multiple photography headaches and even offers some solutions you didn't know you needed but soon won't be able to live without.

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The X-tra looks streamlined and well designed. The main portion of the battery fits nicely into the camera's battery slot while the bottom piece extends out the bottom to provide an additional gripping surface.

For starters, in terms of power capacity, the X-tra holds 3,700 mAh, which is two times the charge of Canon’s LP-E6. Previously the only option for a double capacity battery was to use two separate batteries within a battery grip, so lots of photographers will potentially be able to eliminate an additional piece of bulky equipment. The X-tra is a full-size camera battery, similar in size to the battery found in the Canon 1DX. The physical profile of the X-tra extends just beyond the bottom of the battery compartment on compatible camera models, providing a solid grip for larger hands and a comfortable, extra secure feel. Because the X-tra requires the camera’s battery door to be removed, you can quickly change out batteries with one hand without fumbling with a battery compartment door. When it is time to swap batteries, it’s a super fast and easy process. Just press up on the battery to release it and replace it with a fresh one.

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The X-tra pops into place snugly and easily and releases with a single press. It feels secure and allows an amazing fast, one-handed battery swap during shoots.

Unless you have a foolproof personal battery charging system (dead batteries in a certain compartment, or if the battery cap is on its charged, etc.), it’s easy to get charged batteries mixed up with dead batteries in your bag. Anyone who has ever replaced a dying battery with a dead one (it happens to me every so often), knows it’s a pain in the butt and grinds your shoot to a halt. The X-tra was designed with that common issue in mind and features a charge level indicator to help avoid dead battery headaches. Unlike other batteries that you have to load in the camera to test, the X-tra will show you just how much juice you have left quickly and easily. With the press and hold of a button, you’ll be able to see just how much charge the X-tra still has with up to four illuminated indicators, saving you time and irritation.

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By pressing and holding the button you'll be able to see just how much charge you have without mounting the battery in your camera. It can also be checked easily with the pinky while shooting.

For the times when you need to have your camera in constant operation beyond the life of a single battery, no matter how big its capacity, you can plug the X-tra into another source of external power via a USB-C connection. Planning on shooting a 12-hour time-lapse? The X-tra has you covered with direct charging, no battery swaps necessary. Whether you plug into a wall outlet, a car charger, or another larger battery, you have the flexibility to keep shooting for long periods of time.

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That pass-through charging will come in handy for photographers shooting video, time-lapse, and any other applications that require long term, continuous camera use.

The X-tra utilizes the same technology as Tesla in its batteries, so the batteries are durable and stable in any environmental condition. X-tra also features ultra-low internal resistance to secure voltage stability and excellent performance for extended continuous shooting. Thanks to an integrated microchip, the X-tra keeps track of when the battery is fully charged and will prevent overcharging, extending the life of the battery.

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Power your peripheral devices with ease. Just plug any accessories you want into the USB-C port on the X-tra and you'll be able to eliminate additional power sources from your kit.

Another cool feature is the option to plug peripheral gear and accessories into the X-tra battery even while it’s in use by your camera. Using a cold-shoe LED light that requires an external power source? Plug it into the X-tra via the USB-C port and you’ll be able to power both your camera and light simultaneously. This will be a great space saver for photographers and videographers alike. Whether you’re using a powered gimbal, a microphone, or other peripheral gear, you’ll be able to provide power seamlessly as you work.

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The X-tra, seen here in the fast charging case, becomes an easy power bank for phones and other accessories, so you can carry at least one less charger in your bag.

The X-tra comes with a special fast-charging case which serves two purposes. First, it allows you to charge your X-tra battery surprisingly quickly via USB-C. Second, the X-tra battery can be used as a power bank for any device when mounted in the charging case, so you can even recharge your phone on the fly.

Learn more about the X-Tra Battery at Kickstarter

The X-tra is currently compatible with the following cameras by Canon, Sony, and Blackmagic with planned Nikon availability coming soon:

Canon Compatibility:

  • Canon EOS R
  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 60D

Sony Compatibility:

  • Sony  α7 III
  • Sony α7R III
  • Sony α7R IV
  • Sony α7S III
  • Sony α6600

Nikon Compatibility:

  • Nikon z 6
  • Nikon z 6 II
  • Nikon z 7
  • Nikon z 50
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D780
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D7500
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon P520
  • Nikon P530
  • Nikon V1

Other compatible cameras:

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K/6KB

In designing the X-tra it seems like they thought of everything you could possibly want or need. Get ready to pack lighter, shoot longer, and enjoy a variety of conveniences thanks to a well designed, unparalleled piece of gear.

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