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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Battery for Sony A6000!!!

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    JayB83
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    Okay, so a couple of months ago, I purchased a Sony A6000 from Best Buy, and I couldn't be happier (see that review)! I started with the battery it came with because I thought I would snapping a couple of photos here and there, nothing too crazy. Well I was completely wrong!!! I fell in love with that camera, and then fell in love with photography even more! I could not put the camera down. I started taking it everywhere! So what's a guy to do when the camera dies? Purchase another battery of course! And that's exactly what I did. I purchased not one, but two more of these Sony - NP-FW50 High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries. Yes, there are off brands you can purchase for cheaper, but my outlook on that is, why buy cheaper products for a high quality camera?! That defeats the purpose. These batteries charge fast, hold a charge for a long time (depending on usage of course), and even tell you the percentage of battery left on your sony camera screen. Plus, Sony is definitely a name you can depend on, and they back up their products if you have any problems. Anyway, definitely recommend this product for any of the sony line cameras. A bit pricey, but you won't regret it. Tip: You can find these on sale from time to time at bestbuy.com OR the other option is, find them cheaper somewhere else and Best Buy will PRICE MATCH! They are amazing at price matching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stick with Sony and you will save time and money

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    BackForty
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    When I first purchased extra batteries other than the original Sony that came with the camera, I went with the largest online company and got several non-Sony brand batteries for the price of one Sony NP FW50 and I was happy. After 6 months I noticed that the off brand cheaper batteries started losing charge very quickly, in some cases after 30 minutes of taking pictures. This is my fifth Sony FW50 and on an extensive weekend shoot, will use all 5. Also have four non-Sony brand batteries advertised as having more power and longevity. It is only true for the initial months, not long term. Don't even use the off brand anymore. The good deal was not a good deal. Stick with Sony and Best Buy has the one you need or can order and have it in no time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As Good as Stock

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    Steve918
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    What more do you want. Batteries are always subject to use case scenarios so battery life always varies. I will say that this battery preforms just as well as the stock battery that came with my camera. Would I like for it to last longer, of course. Who wouldn't. Are these more expensive than aftermarket batteries, usually. To me though it's not worth the risk, putting garbage batteries in what I consider to be my investment. Do I want to buy another $500-$2000 device because I put an after market battery in my camera and had something happen? Not this guy. What ever you pay for this little guy, its worth it to have Sonys brand on it. Protect your investment with quality Sony products. I always do and its once less thing I have to worry about when I'm out shooting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Final Solution to repair your low life battery

    Posted
    jhills

    We contacted www.sony.com about the low life problem with the Sony NP-FW50 battery. We were directed to hook the camera cable up to the computer and download a new version of filmwear to fix the Sony battery problem. Here is the link or you can go to www sony. com and download the filmwear yourself at http: //www. kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C1018095 Here it describes the reason for the problem. Look towards the top for the Click on the Drivers & Software. Follow directions and the problems should be solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well, pretty lightweight

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    franks
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    I bought the original Sony battery because of the feature that it shows the actual power level in percentage in the camera display (I am not sure if all Sony models support that, but mine does.). Another reason for the Sony brand original battery was that I have pretty mixed experiences with other brand replacement batteries, and often their life expectancy wasn't convincing. But that might be a personal, subjective experience. So far, my Sony FW50 batteries are consistent in load capacity and work well. I can't make any statements about the battery's life expectancy because I have it for only 2 months so far. It's weight is 42 grams (ca. 1.5 ounces).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice if price matched

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    wibbs
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    The newer Sony cameras go through battery charges pretty quickly so having a second (or third) battery pack is almost a necessity. I have done over the rated 500 shots per charge but that was without using the flash and LCD screen very much. If you're smart about using your camera you can keep battery drain to a minimum and make the charge last quite a while. If you shoot video, the battery does get hot but cools quickly per Sony's support/manual/online service. Don't buy the aftermarket batteries. they may be cheaper but they don't last as long and have a tendency to give out or die much quicker. The Sony battery has lasted over 2 years with no degradation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best travel size camera with pro features

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    Tsenor
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    Switched from Canon DSLR to Sony mirrorless and am loving it. Should have known long time back. Anyway I would definitely recommend hobbyist or pro photographers. It's amazing size makes easier to carry around and shoot but my only concern is the battery life. It just drains out quickly and I would suggest an extra batteries. Hope Sony improves the battery life or supply more than 2 batteries. It would definitely help. Thank you Sony for making such a wonderful camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always a good option to have a second battery.

    Posted
    AngelBaby
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    I bought my Sony camera used so it didn't come with the original battery and I actually purchased the third party Re-Fuel option which came with a battery charger as well. Why purchase this battery? Well as I get more familiar with my camera and start taking pictures further away from home I need a second battery as a backup. Since Best Buy doesn't sell a battery like this as a single I went ahead and purchased this since it was my only option. It's a battery. It works as planned. I see no difference between this and the Re-Fuel battery since they both give the same battery life time on my camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Genuine Sony OEM Battery, what more can you say.

    Posted
    Yarnim
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    These are expensive. Buying at full MSRP, I am not sure, however on discount or if they come with your other purchase as a bonus, these are as sweet as they can be. No worries on them exploding inside your camera while operating or charging, and as advertised mAH and shots you can expect out of a charge. These can barely last 300~400 shots in most sony cameras which is actually quite pitiful, but that is not the battery's fault. Sony's camera in combination with the EVF, LCD, and all the other electrical internals consume huge amount of power out of these. I would recommend only if the price is right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the real deal

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    808Capture
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    It's the authentic Sony brand battery. Generic products in my opinion can't match Sony. I've gone through 2 generic batteries on a7r2 within a couple hours while Sony's battery still got lot of charge. Sony batteries life span through recharging is without doubt superior to generic's. Not to mention Peace of mind using Sony battery you don't have to worry about generic battery overheating, expanding or generics. The price you pay for Sony though higher than generic brands will out perform it in performance, life span Safety and dependability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The OEM Battery for the Sony Alpha Series

    Posted
    Nate
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    This battery is just what you would expect, a battery. While the price is somewhat high compared to third-party batteries. I find the performance to be about equal, but these batteries hold their charge better. I usually have 6 batteries on me, and I rarely use them all in a day, but you never know. The Sony batteries go in and read 100% or high 90's, my third party batteries, sometimes start with high 80%. Luckily they're all small and light, but keeping track and keeping topped off is just easier with the OEM Sony Batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, But Worth It

    Posted
    ArvinC
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    This battery is the standard battery pack used by many of Sony's DSLT/DSLR cameras. While you can certainly go to a third-party manufacturer to save some money, it's important to remember that camera batteries are precision devices that can damage a camera if it malfunctions. Cheap batteries often don't charge as quickly or fully, hold a charge as long nor offer the right chips to report battery life correctly to the camera's diagnostic systems. It's worth the extra cost to insure that you get a battery that works properly and won't damage your expensive camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    High Capacity Not So High

    Posted
    infiniti8
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    Sony - NP-FW50 High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery used for Sony a6000 camera. The Positives - Provides energy to the camera but... The Negatives - Does not hold a charge very long. I'm averaging 500 pictures and the battery is going below 20%. I purchased two batteries and will now need to purchase a third one. I had to use two batteries while photographing a professional baseball game (6 hours and less than 1200 pictures). My Nikon D7000 camera battery would last that long without having to use a back up battery.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi infiniti8, we're saddened to hear about your disappointment with the battery. We recommend switching the camera off when not in use to preserve battery life. You can also enable the Power Save setting to turn the unit off automatically. Thanks_Mitch sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Spare Battery

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    MINIguru
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    I bought this so I wouldn't be caught without a freshly charged battery. While there are other brands available for your Sony, why risk compatability issues and charge indicator errors. Unless you never stray from home with your camera, a spare battery is a necessary item to have. After a shoot, I rotate my batteries from camera to charger and install my freshly charged one in camera. That way, my camera is ready to go when I am. I will grab my other battery from the charger on the way out the door.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I expected, and what I needed

    Posted
    seanmoconnor92
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    I shoot with a Sony A7sII, which requires this type of Sony battery, and thankfully, it was just what I needed. Although it basically only lasts about 90 minutes in the A7sII, that's better than nothing, plus I had extra batteries and chargers to support while I was shooting. Buy a charger as well if you end up buying this battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You'll need this

    Posted
    dskjock
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    Having purchased the a6300 kit for my wife, I was concerned she would not have sufficient battery for a long day of photo shoots. Mirror- less cameras consume more power, as everything is done via that bright monitor screen. Having an extra battery or two is essential kit for the serious traveling photographer. Not having one can ruin a photographer's day, by ether cutting it short, or causing range anxiety. Don't leave home without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dependable Sony Battery

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    HollywoodJ
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    I prefer using my camera manufacturer's (Sony) battery instead of generic brands as chargers and batteries can be hit or miss. This battery is well constructed and ideal as the battery fits snug with the appropriate Sony charger and lasts long for filming 1080P 24 frames on my Sony Alpha 7II full frame camera. Obviously, anyone filming knows you need to buy additional batteries for back ups on your shoots. These batteries do the job and hold their charge efficiently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for picture-taking enthusiasts!

    Posted
    RunningGi
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    I love taking lots of pictures when I travel, so having two fully charged battery packs that I can rely on is great! It's terrible when you find that one thing that you'd love taking a picture of, but can't because your battery pack just died! Well, having this second fully charged battery pack has worked out great! It's somewhat bulky, but fits well in the pocket of the typical Sony camera bags. And I recommend buying this Sony name brand; works well with the a6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good...

    Posted
    Jaybee16
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    Initially, I had planned to purchase this at Amazon. Then I read the horror stories... some buyers had received knockoffs labeled as Sony, batteries getting too hot, batteries dying shortly after first use, etc. Even though I wanted the battery earlier, I decided to take the safe route. I knew I could get the true OE item from Best Buy. Battery performs wonderfully, and I can get well over 1200 shots before I'm down to the last bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable OEM quality!

    Posted
    Panorama
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    I purchased this battery for my Sony A6000 as a backup to the battery which was supplied with the camera - it definitely has more capacity than the aftermarket batteries I've tried. The only negative is the price, but the old saying, "You get what you pay for", is perfectly applicable when considering this battery; it takes well over an hour to charge. I would highly recommend this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Panorama,
      Thank you for choosing Sony!
      >Joffrey sony_US