Battery grip

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Sony Alpha 700 with battery grip N50

A battery grip is an accessory for an SLR/DSLR (and occasionally other cameras), which allows the camera to hold multiple batteries to extend the battery life of the camera, and adds a vertical grip with an extra shutter release (and other controls), facilitating the shooting of portrait photography.[1]

It usually attaches to the camera body through the camera's own battery compartment and provides a cassette to hold additional batteries to increase the battery life for the camera. Most battery grips also come with a second cassette allowing the photographer to shoot using multiple AA batteries.

Battery grips are usually designed to fit only one or a few specific camera models, since they must match the body's shape, connectors, and power requirements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Canon Battery Grip". All-things-photography.com. Retrieved 2011-11-20.