Dedicated to the Digital Rebel XSi series, the BG-E5 functions as both a high-capacity battery pack and a vertical grip. The grip fills the re-shaped battery bay meaning these are instead of, not in addition to the standard battery.
- Accepts two LP-E5 battery packs, approximately doubling the camera's shooting capacity
- Alternately, using a different slot-in insert, 6 AA batteries can be used.
- makes vertical shooting easy and comfortable.