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Sony - W Series Battery Charger - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 561 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best size and shape for a charger.

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    thoots
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    Especially with new cameras that don't even come with external chargers, I'm often looking to buy chargers for my cameras. And since I have several cameras, one of the bigger chores is trying to fit all of the chargers onto the surge protector / outlet strip that I use for the job. It's just difficult to understand how the people who design these things so often ignore the fact that these chargers have to fit into power strips and such things along with other chargers, power bricks, and plugs -- it's especially irritating when the batteries go into the chargers "side to side" instead of "front to back," which almost always makes them too wide to fit something into the receptacles next to them. But, that is exactly where this charger is so good -- with the battery going in front-to-back, you can actually fit other plugs into receptacles on either side of it, on most any power strip you might use. Otherwise, of course, it's a great, fast charger, with lights that give you very good feedback regarding how the charging session is going. I wish all chargers were like this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Battery charger works perfectly for the Sony A6000

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    Peter
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    I love how quickly this charger gets our batteries up and running for the Sony A6000. We weren't expecting the increased charging speed when we got it--but rather we just wanted the convenience. I didn't like having to leave our high end camera on the kitchen counter just to charge the battery--especially considering we have two excited young boys in our house who love to get into everything! I would highly recommend this charger for increased charging speed, protection for your camera by not having to leave it out of its case to charge the battery, and just for plain old convenience. Even 15-20 minutes on the charger will give you some good juice to keep shooting photos--we actually keep the charger in our camera bag on the go just in case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Much-Needed Accessory for Sony Cameras

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    PatrickP
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    Let me start by saying that Sony cameras are awesome - great sensors, growing selection of lenses, intuitive design. Perhaps one of their only shortcomings is that they burn through batteries very quickly. This means that if you are planning on using your camera a lot, you'll need a second battery. However, for reasons that elude me, Sony does not package a wall charger with its cameras - instead, it only includes a USB cable that you can use to charge the battery while it's in the camera. But that renders the camera useless while you charge the battery. If you really want the flexibility to charge your backup battery while you use the camera, getting one of these chargers is an absolute must!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In this case, OE is always best

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    Janet
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    I purchased a non-Sony battery charger and battery for my other Sony SLT due to leaving the one that came with my camera at home for vacation. I will never do that again! It's worth the extra money to purchase the Sony brand, and Best Buy is a source I can trust. I heard many stories of substandard/fake batteries sold on Amazon that don't work very well (or at all). I like the lights on the charger that allow you to see how much the battery has charged. I usually let it charge all the way, but I've had some events where I had to grab and go. The lights on the charger let me know if I have enough juice to power my camera for the quick run. Love that!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does What It's Supposed To

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    Steve918
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    Like the header says, this just does what it's supposed to. I would not say that it's much faster charging if you have a device that charges in camera, as I have had a a6000 and a A7ii but having this will allow you to charge multiple batteries, one in camera and one outside in this device, if you have multiple batteries. Its nice compact and easy to store away or to travel with. I use Sony products and would never trust my Sony gear with generic batteries or chargers. Its not worth the risk to my safety or the investments I've made in my gear. No brainer what ever the price you pay for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good charger

    Posted
    vrozzi
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    There is not much to say about charger. It does what it was designed to do and does it very well. I own Sony camera so I decided to go with original charger and batteries. It charges them withing specification time and does not get hot. Sturdy, compact. I wish though Sony sold the dual battery chargers like this one as batteries do not last for too long. Nothing really to complain about though. The only little con is price. But if you catch it at Best Buy on sale you should be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Compact Charger

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    Salavar
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    This is a nice compact travel charger I bought for my A6500. Love the folding plug. The charger is not much faster than using the USB cable but it's safer than charging internally. With two batteries I can continue to shoot while the 2nd battery is charging. But the indicator lights are goofy. When the lights go out you would expect that the battery is fully charged, Nope, you need to leave it for at least an hour longer per the instructions. Should have been included with the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra money

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    Alex
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    I went with all sony batteries and charger they just fit right and all products match. I like the sony better than the after market brands. Tried the after market and felt like the fit was off a bit and now all my batteries match up. Extra batteries are really good to have as the camera goes through batteries. Mirrorless cameras view finders are on the whole time the camera is on dslr uses a mirror so longer battery life on a dslr like canon but I love the mirrorless sony cameras more value for the money and I think they are future of digital cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Alex, thanks for the great feedback and for telling us about your appreciation about the mirrorless cameras. Enjoy! Thanks_Mitch

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it supposed to do

    Posted
    SpiceMan
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    I think this charger is an over priced necessary evil. Sony wanted to put there system out as being cheaper than it's competitors but makes you buy a battery charger and additional batteries just to keep up. I carry this charger around and extra batteries in my bag just like an extra lens. mirrorless in general have he same problem with battery life so I'm not picking on Sony. i just wished they had changed me for the kit with the batter charger included. I would recommend this product to a friend only because they would need it since Sony didn't include it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clutch charger

    Posted
    HeyyyJ03
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    I made a good choice in buying this charger. The sony a7s II came with two batteries and only one charger that can hold one battery at a time ,so I needed another charger and this was perfect. Not so expensive for a sony branded charger and whatI love most about it is how portable it is. Its smaller than the charger that came with the actual camera. I take it with me whenever I go out on shoots, in case I need an extra charge. It has indicator lights that turn green when the battery is fully charged!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement

    Posted
    jfereira65
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    This battery charger is a good improvement from the original Sony charger that shipped with the A7R2 camera. This redesigned battery charger is smaller and compact; This was done by placing the battery compartment vertically and not horizontally like the old design. This is great news for smaller camera bags. This charger has three indicators allowing you to visually check where along the battery charge is: third, half, and full. Speed of charge seems the same. The size difference was enough for me to purchase one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have!

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    RunningGi
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    I bought this rapid charger to recharge my a6000's battery pack without having to connect a dangling cord to my expensive camera (imagine bumping & pulling the cord accidentally...camera would splat!). Charging with this battery charger is safer for my camera and it seems to recharge the battery much faster than using the camera's cord. Also, I noticed that once the battery pack is charged, the charger stops on its own so that it doesn't overcharge it. I definitely recommend this charger, great to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I needed

    Posted
    seanmoconnor92
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    I shoot with the Sony A7sII, and since Sony W Batteries don't last too long in that camera, I needed an additional battery charger, and this one works great. Best of all are the light indicators of how much of the battery is charged, which the battery charger that comes with the A7sII does not have. Recommend this one for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Necessary Accessory

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    PhilesAudio
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    The Sony A6000 camera has a battery charger built in; however, why constrain yourself to using the built-in charger (thereby rendering the camera useless to shoot photos), when you can use this charger to fully charge the battery off camera. Tips: When buying a new battery charge each battery overnight--will not overcharge. Make sure to observe the placement of the charger correctly into the electrical socket (follow the owner's manual). Buy several batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Charger

    Posted
    NelsonJ
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    I am happy with this purchase. It is great to be able to charge my batteries without having to have the camera plugged in. I thought it had an additional USB power input also. This would have been handy for use in the truck. I have 4 USB ports there but only 1 120VAC outlet. Other than that small disappointment it is a great item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger!

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    SamAz
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    Excellent charger and portable! If your battery is drained, it will take a long time to charge the battery. However, if your battery is about 50% and you just need to recharge it, it is fast. The first time I charged my drained battery, it took almost 3 hours. Afterwards, from half, it only takes about an hour to fill it up. It is a bit expensive compared to non branded chargers. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stick with Sony chargers - from experience

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    BackForty
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    Needed a second charger that worked correctly although three chargers (two non-Sony purchased online and one Sony charger from Best Buy) were purchased initially. Over time the non-Sony chargers started failing to charge the batteries completely as they did when new. Wanting a second charger that didn't fade after 9 months like the cheaper brands, purchased this after a disappointing purchase based on saving money and in the long run it cost more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT CHARGER

    Posted
    souz72
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    if you buy cheap chargers, it will it take much longer to charge your battery and the current may not be stable. for these reasons, i only buy chargers and other equipment made by reputable manufacturers, and normally those who made the product i'm buying accessories for. stick with that route and you can't go wrong. if there's ever a problem, customer service from a trusted brand is always a good thing to have on your side !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have

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    hayabusa
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    This is a must have for a6000 users. The camera itself does not come with a wall charger like this one, the reason for that is beyond me and I honestly do not understand Sony's mindset behind it. Notwithstanding, it makes it a whole lot easier to charge the battery without having to connect the cable from the camera to the charger and exposing the camera to being dropped or something like that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charge me up scotty

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    Seismicninja
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    During my holiday in the Sahara I constantly was needing to charge my batteries. Luckily with my solar charger and battery charger I was able to take pictures of amazing things. I would definitely recommend this to everyone. I also didn't go anywhere but my house, I forgot mine in hotel room with a battery charging on it. I love cookies and now after typing this will be partaking in a cookie of chocolate. Cheers

    I would recommend this to a friend