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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 736 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice battery, but a bit over priced

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    aqsartin
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    This battery is a nice in that it's small and lightwieght, but the usage time and the price are an issue with me. I mostly use it in my relatively new HDR-CX240 to record my children's school and travel basketball games, and those usually last 45-60 minutes per game. Once the battery life indicator gets to 3/4, it seems as if it discharges faster, and that's taking into account that I always close the camera's view finder during timeouts and breaks in action to conserve energy. I can't afford to let the battery totally discharge while filming so I usually swap out with a spare after every game. I have been brave enough to go a game and a half before changing it out, but I won't go longer than that. I may try to experiment with some games that don't matter to me to see how long it will last, but not on the important ones. I have to keep three on me at all times to be sure. One good thing is that they usually recharge relatively quickly. My one other issue is the price. I love Sony products, but they tend to be a little more pricey than needed IMHO. Not even counting the cost of my camera, three batteries and a charger have set me back $150. For that kind of money, I should get better battery life. In comparison with my older HDR-CX-220 camera with the NP-FV100 battery, I could record at least 4 games before putting a dent in the battery life. It may have been bulky, but it was a beast in longevity. If Sony could increase the battery life by 50%, then I would give it an excellent rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Superior performance

    Posted
    esmaldone
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    I'm still relatively new to the camera and battery. I bought this spare battery for my Sony DSC-WX350. The battery life is very good, and I like having a spare so I don't get caught with a dead camera. Recharging the spent battery is a bit of a logistical "dance" because the battery charges inside the camera. This means that once you use the charged spare to replace the spent battery, you have to remember to swap the batteries at home, charge the spent battery, and then but the partly used battery back into the camera before heading out for the next day of use. I put labels ("a" and "b") on my two batteries so I don't get confused. Having a separate wall charger to keep the spare battery is a simpler solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works i guess

    Posted
    sirhawkeye64
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    Works. Does what it should. I am a bit disappointed that the Sony RX100 has such bad battery life i had to buy a spare so I could get a decent number of shots while on vacation (the battery only lasts for about 250-280 shots per charge) which is fine if you use it occasionally but i wanted to use it on vacation, so I had to buy another battery (this one). Price was fine, just annoyed that the RX100 has poor battery life to require more than one for serious shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy a back-up battery with the bundle!

    Posted
    ahar
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    Bought this in addition to the battery the camera came with as part of a bundle and didn't regret it. I tended to lose battery a couple of times while out and about and having my second battery allowed me to keep snapping pics. Lasted for an ample amount of time, but only gave rating of good because one day I felt it ran out rather fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    likiteasy2
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    Difficult to get excited about a battery, unless it dies on you but, so far, so good. Bought 3 batteries for my Sony RX100M III. Charged the 3 of them right away and used 2 of them so far in my camera. No issue. Each battery comes in a nice see through protective plastic box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    While a bit expensive, these are nice batteries.

    Posted
    seisnoir
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    I ran my camera through the washing machine, and while the camera appears to have survived, the battery did not. I bought this as a replacement and it works just fine. If you should choose to wash this battery in your machine, try the cold cycle wash and rinse cycles as the hot ones will ruin this battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should--a little high priced

    Posted
    okay
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    The battery charged within a reasonable amount of time and seems to hold that charge well. I got it for free with the camera package. Glad I didn't have to pay its high price. Might be good to look for lower cost alternative.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Battery life per charge & in-camera charging

    Posted
    Bebo
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    The battery life per charge is adequate especially if camera is turned off immediately after use. Also didn't know that battery can be charged with special USB cable while still in the camera. Great for trips; saves having to carry a battery recharger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good battery

    Posted
    roxy
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    If you like taking a lot of pictures and videos, it is a must that you have spare batteries specially when travelling. This one didn’t disappoint although the sony rx100v battery life drains faster to my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a battery... what to say???

    Posted
    PebblesCO
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    Purchased this with my camera. Have yet to use it as the camera battery has been sufficient. Will keep it on hand for when it is needed. It is always a smart idea to have an extra battery on hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Genuine Sony battery is the only way to go.

    Posted
    afrodoprodo
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    Got this for my camera because I always run out of juice. Not the biggest capacity. It gets the job done. Got burned on amazon with fakes (less than advertised capacity). Wish these things had bigger capacity though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Backup battery

    Posted
    Ikee
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    The stock battery in my camera lasts about 25 mins and I use my camera for youth sports which the both together will do it's job and still be able to have some power left.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect battery

    Posted
    lingal
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    When I purchased my Sony Cyber shot camera, it came with an extra battery. Great for travel. If my battery is low, I can switch out the battery and continue to take photos. I will keep both batteries charged

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really expensive

    Posted
    Crandall
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    The amount of charge it holds for my camcorder is great. I can get a couple full days worth of recording with it. However, it is very expensive. If you don't record more than 8 hours in a day, you don't need this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got it for the new camera

    Posted
    RonL
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    I always buy a spare battery for my cameras. Bought this one then found out there is no external charger. You need to plug the camera into a USB port to charge. Much more difficult to deal with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always have a backup!

    Posted
    havanajoe8
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    I bought this as a backup for use in my Sony HX300. The other brands of compatible batteries seem to only be rated for about 75% of the Sony battery. That being said, going name-brand is always more expensive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extra Battery

    Posted
    aj200284
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    I got this battery in a bundle when I bought a new camera. They bought seem to hold a charge well and have a decent use time with my camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice size battery

    Posted
    Bashful50
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    Nice size battery & price is good! Harder to charge because my other Sony comes out & has a lttle charger so another charged battery can be placed in & continue taking pictures! Other that it's not bad!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    HerHusband
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    A little pricey, but I'm glad I purchased a second battery. I get about 90-120 minutes of recording per battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good official battery

    Posted
    hc12
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    battery works as described for my RX IV. you can get generic batteries that may have slightly lower battery life for a lot less money though

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend