Battery Grip BG-E8 is a long time to meet customer needs for continuous shooting and improve operational vertical hold camera developed.
The dimensions (width x high x thick) approximately 131.8 x 108 x 79.9 mm and weighs approximately 230 grams (excluding battery and battery clip).
It can be installed up to two 1120mAh high capacity rechargeable battery LP-E8, or use 6 AA No. 5 market common camera battery. When you use two LP-E8 to obtain the equivalent of using a battery of about 2 times the battery life. There is also the set with the AC adapter ACK-E8 with the use of electricity-driven realization of the camera. In operation, the battery box and handle BG-E8 has a shutter button, main dial, and AF point selection button, etc., even when shooting in vertical and horizontal access to the same operation when shooting sense.