Battery Grip has been launched alongside the
Canon EOS 450D and 1000D. Slotting into the battery bay, it is able to take 6 AA batteries
or two of the 450D's new LP-E5 batteries. It provides a shutter button and
control dial along with AE/FE Lock, exposure compensation and AF point selection
buttons in a vertical orientation. The Canon BG-E5 offers creative flexibility
by providing a stable grip for vertical as well as horizontal positions.