I need to know if the Canon T2i has the same battery as the T1i. I am borrowing a T1i from a friend and I won't be able to get the camera until the day I need it. I have a T2i and I have a power cord (that plugs into the wall) and several spare batteries. Will the batteries from the T2i fit the T1i?

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The Canon T2i actually uses a newer battery pack - the LP-E8 as opposed to the T1i that used the LP-E5. The LP-E8 has better battery performance, but unfortunately you cannot use them interchangeably.

This is from the PCWorld Review:

Canon upgraded the battery pack to the LP-E8 instead of the LP-E5 that powers the T1i. The good news is that battery performance is better. The bad news is you can't use any spare LP-E5 batteries you may have.

  • Too bad.... :-(
    – daviesgeek
    Jun 7, 2012 at 20:22
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    So does the LP-E5 has better performance (as stated in your answer)? Or is it the LP-E8 that is better (as stated in the citation)? Jun 8, 2012 at 4:54
  • @BartArondson - Yea sorry. I don't have either camera so my only knowledge is from the citation :)
    – dpollitt
    Jun 8, 2012 at 13:05

No, both of the two cameras you mention use different batteries, the T2i (EOS 550D) uses the LP-E8, however the T1i (EOS 500D) uses the older LP-E5

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    How does this answer different from the accepted answer?
    – scottbb
    Jul 17, 2017 at 23:41

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