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Mizco DPS 8000

NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack



DigiPower DPS 8000



Thomas-Distributing sent me one of their new DigiPower DPS 8000 NiMH rechargable battery packs. About a year ago I reviewed the original DPS 4000 pack and I'm happy to report that this new one is MUCH more powerful. Mizco used 2700 mAH NiMH cells to build this new pack and it will run your camera for a good long time.

The DPS 8000 at 2 x 3 x 3/4" is slightly smaller than the DPS 4000 and easily packs 3-4 times the amount of battery power. It's about the same size as a large beeper and comes with a carrying case with a swiveling belt clip. Included is a 8-12 hour AC charger that has over-charge protection so it can be left plugged in indefinitely without harming the battery pack.

You'll also need to purchase one of the camera power cords ($8.90), there are four to choose from.

  • DP-1 Cable for:
    KODAK DC200, DC200 PLUS, DC210, DC210 PLUS, DC215, DC220, DC240, DC260, DC265, DC280, DC290
    AGFA ePhoto 307, 780, 780C, 1280,1680, CL30, CL50
    OLYMPUS D200L, D220L, C320L, D320L, D340L, D340R, D400Z, D450L, D450Z, D500L, D600L, D620L, C-2000Z, C2500L
    EPSON PC550, PC600, PC650, PC700, PC750Z, PC850Z
    NIKON Coolpix 100, 300, 600, 700, 750, 800, 900, 900s, 950
    VIVITAR 2500, 2800, 3500
  • DP-2 Cable for:
    KODAK DC 50, DC 120
  • DP-3 Cable for:
    MINOLTA Dimage V, Dimage VX, 1500EX
    TOSHIBA PDR-M1, PDR-M3, PDR-M4, PDR-M5
    KYOCERA Samurai 2100DG
    CASIO QV-11, QV-70, QV-100, QV-120, QV200, QV-300, QV-700, QV-770, QV-780, QV-5000SX, QV-7000SX, QV-2000UX, QV-8000SX
  • DP-4 Cable for:
    RICOH RDC-2, RDC-2E, RDC-300, RDC-300Z, RDC-4200, RDC-4300, RDC-5000, RDC-5300
    HEWLETT PACKARD C200, C 200Xi, C 5386A, PANASONIC PV DC2590, PHILIPS ESP 80 or VIVITAR 8000

If you have a Fuji DX-10, MX-500, MX-600 ZOOM, MX-700, MX-1200, MX-1400, MX-1500, MX-1700 ZOOM, MX-2700, MX-2900, MX-6900 then look at the DPS-8100 4.8v battery pack instead.

Using it couldn't be simpler, just plug it in to your digicam and hang the battery pack on your belt or pocket or purse or whatever. No more worries about leaving the LCD display on too long ... go ahead, set that auto timeout value up to 5 or 10 minutes on your digicam.

One of the nice things about using an external battery pack like this is that you can leave the batteries out of your camera which makes it even lighter and easier to handle. Or leave the batteries in it and when you manage to run down the external pack just unplug it and continue on with the regular camera batteries.

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this battery pack. It delivers as advertised, which is much more runtime for your digicam. And the price is certainly right, you'd spend that much on several sets of NiMH batteries that have to be swapped in and out of the camera.



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Steve's Conclusion


It's a nice, small, external battery pack that doesn't cost that much and gives you lots of picture taking power.

Get a Mizco DPS 8000 from Thomas Distributing for $40.90





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