Watson BLS-5 battery

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MarkoPolo, May 6, 2015.

  1. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Real Name:
    Mark Brown
    I have just ordered an E-M10 and want to buy some extra batteries.
    It seems the Watson BLS- 5 will work, only has 1100 mAh, vs. 1210 mAh with the Oly BLS-50 battery, but is very much cheaper.
    Will these BLS-5 batteries work with the E-M10?
  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    They will work with the camera. If the mAh (current) ratings are in fact accurate, then you will be able to take more pictures with the Olympus battery. FWIW, I have this Watson battery that I also use in an E-M10, and haven't noticed any difference in the number of shots I can take.
  3. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
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    Yes it works with the E-M10, but FYI I bought the Watson battery with my E-M10 and it only lasted about a year before it would no longer hold a charge. My original Olympus battery is still going strong.
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  4. pompori

    pompori Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 21, 2014
    I also have a Watson BLS-5 replacement and works fine with both an E-M10 and a PEN E-PM2. I've had it for 9 months and I've had no problems to report so far.