SHAPE, makers of a variety of camera support accessories, has a new line of V-mount and gold mount batteries called Full Play. We go hands on with the new bricks at Cine Gear 2018 below.
The batteries are available in both V and gold mount and in 98wh, 135wh and 270wh capacities. When comparing the 98wh SHAPE battery to other brands, I found that SHAPE Full Play was the more affordable solution in general.
SHAPE’s batteries also include a USB and D-tap port as well as a 4-light LED indicator showing battery charge. The company also says the batteries will charge on other brands chargers and will provide about 6-hours of battery life for cameras like Panasonic’s AU-EVA1.
The batteries also sit flush to the top of cameras like the Canon C700 and RED Helium — definitely helpful for mounting ergonomics. Quad chargers and a D-Tap travel adapter for charging on the go is also available.
A variety of different batteries are available in the marketplace, but the SHAPE batteries seem to provide a nice balance between price, capacity and ergonomics.