• 1. Purchase from authorized dealers or directly from the manufacturer
    Purchasing from manufacturer-authorized dealers or from the manufacturer directly is the best way to ensure you get genuine accessories.

    Get your genuine accessories from Canon Authorized Dealers.

  • 2. Be careful when buying through internet auction sites
    Counterfeit camera accessories are commonly sold on internet auction sties.

  • 3. Beware of "too good to be true" prices
    If you see an accessory that has a price that's too good to be true, that's a sign it might be a fake. Before you go for a deal, keep in mind what a bad battery or fake flash could do to your camera.

  • 4. Check to make sure the package is of high quality
    In this case, you can judge a book by its cover. Genuine Canon replacement batteries are packaged in high quality blister packs or cardboard boxes. Canon's legitimate retail packaging bears the Canon brand and our anti-counterfeiting hologram. Canon does not sell its accessories loose or in clear plastic or paper wrappings. If you are offered an accessory in either of these types of packages, don't go for it. Also be aware of fake packaging marked with fake holograms.

  • 5. Beware of suspicious messaging
    Many counterfeiters will offer free shipping, discounts and/or other benefits if you are willing to buy loose, unpackaged accessories. These sorts of offers are a red flag that the accessory might be counterfeit.

  • 6. Check to make sure your battery fits easily in your device

    If you find that you have a hard time putting your battery into, or taking it out of your camera, camcorder or charger, it may be fake.

  • 7. Beware of overheating
    Unlike genuine Canon products, counterfeit batteries, chargers, and external flashes do not follow industry safety standards and may overheat, melt, smoke, ignite and/or explode when in use.

  • 8. Make sure your battery holds a charge
    When you buy a replacement battery, the battery's life should be the same as the original battery that came with your camera or camcorder. If it’s not, you may have a counterfeit.

  • 9. Compare logos
    When you buy a replacement battery, charger, or external flash, compare the logo on it with the logo on your original battery or camera. It may seem like a small detail, but manufacturers apply their logos with great care. Compared to the original, a fake logo may look sloppy, blurry or misplaced.

  • 10. When in doubt, let Canon check it out
    If you’re still not sure, don't hesitate to contact us with questions or inquiries. You can report any questionable sources or purchases to


This list contains the most commonly counterfeited Canon accessories. Be aware that, in addition to batteries and chargers, we've found that external flashes, battery grips and other power accessories are also frequently counterfeited. Check to see if your replacement battery model is on the list of Canon's most commonly counterfeited.

Check to see if your replacement battery or charger model is on the list of Canon’s most commonly counterfeited accessories. 

  1. 1. NB-4L Battery
  2. 2. LP-E8 Battery
  3. 3. NB-6L Battery
  4. 4. LP-E6 Battery
  5. 5. NB-8L Battery
  6. 6. NB-5L Battery
  7. 7. NB-11L Battery
  8. 8. NB-7L Battery
  9. 9. NB-10L Battery
  10. 10. NB-9L Battery