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Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh)

B&H # SONPFM50 Mfr # NPFM50
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Small and lightweight, the Sony NP-FM50 Info-Lithium Battery can be charged or discharged at anytime without developing memory effect. This means they never lose their ability to hold a full charge. They also display remaining battery time on the LCD as well as in the viewfinder by continuously communicating with the camcorder. InfoLithium battery packs have a built-in micro processor that accurately calculates remaining battery life in minutes.

NP-FM50: 7.2v, 8.5WH (1180mAh), provides up to 3 hours recording time.
Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage 7.2v
Capacity 1180 mAh
Dimensions 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2"
Weight 2.7 oz (76g)

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SonyNP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh)
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (23)
  • Fast charge (18)
  • Long-lasting (16)
  • Easy to install (15)
  • Solid construction (12)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (3)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (15)
  • Travel (6)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The real 'deal'...all the way around.

I have tried off-brand equivalent batteries for my SONY camera before, and they have always been inferior. I was pleased to find this SONY battery, and was not disappointed.

First charge...Read complete review

I have tried off-brand equivalent batteries for my SONY camera before, and they have always been inferior. I was pleased to find this SONY battery, and was not disappointed.

First charge registered above the advertised spec running time, and has not faltered in any way. My last SONY O.E.M. battery served me well for over 7 years, and I only fear that when this one decides to 'retire' these SONY batteries will be even harder to locate. I will be ordering another one just to have as security!

Great battery, and equally great service from B&H....

Pleased to recommend for any owner of an older SONY video product.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

NP-FM50 Info-Lithium Battery

A good solid battery - Easy to install. (I managed to easily accomplish this feat climbing over rocks in Arches National Park.) Small and easily carried in a fanny or back back....Read complete review

A good solid battery - Easy to install. (I managed to easily accomplish this feat climbing over rocks in Arches National Park.) Small and easily carried in a fanny or back back. It's the back up battery for my digital camera, so its small size and light weight are important. Takes about 3 hours to charge though and loses charge in about 2 hours but, that could have a lot to do with my turning my digital camera on and off numerous times, which I understand uses up battery life.

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5.0

Typical service from B & H

By Porter

from Kirkland, WA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

        Everything went perfectly

        Thank you B & H Keep up the good work.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Better than buying OEM

        By LTD

        from Madison, AL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Recharge
        • Long-Lasting
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

          Official Sony batteries are more expensive than the many OEM ones out there, but for good reason: They hold their charge much longer and will last for years. Worth every penny IMHO.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Saves the show

          By John the video recorder

          from Charlevoix, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Photography

            Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

            I bought this as a backup battery for my original pack. Recently I was taping our school's play and noticed after the first act the original battery was already quite low. I switched to the new pack and it lasted till the end of the play with power to spare even though it was a longer act. I like the ability to check remaining capacity. Even though the minutes left might not be that accurate, it is still a useful guide as to how much charge is left compared to a fresh charge. I am very glad I bought it and have been very satisfied with it's performance so far.

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            • No

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            5.0

            NP-FM50 M Batt by Sony from B&H

            By Bud

            from Catlin, IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

              Found advantages to using my 10 yr old Sony DSC-S75 camera; I have newer Sony Super Zoom. Got great price on 'exact' battery I needed, and shipping was FREE!

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              5.0

              Solved my problem

              By glassgirl

              from Yacolt, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography
                • Photographing my artwork

                Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                Very simple fix. Trusted Sony product which is impossible to find locally.

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                2.0

                Sony camera battery

                By Bob

                from Ft Pierce,Florida

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install

                Cons

                • Slow Recharge

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                Battery will not take a full charge

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good to go

                By Gil

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Fast Recharge
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                  This battery work as anticipated as a replacement of the original battery.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Not as good as original Battery

                  By Don

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                    I use this battery on a Sony DSC-85 Digital camera and its fit and function is very good, the only thing is different the original provided 198 minutes operation when fully charged this provides 162 minutes. I only used the new battery for about a month, I am not sure if it will improve in this department in the future.

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                    4.0

                    Bread and Butter of Battery's!

                    By Steadicam Operator

                    from Sydney, Australia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Preston HU3

                      Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                      I bought four of these battery's to replace my tired and old battery's for my Preston Follow focus system. The new Sony battery's perform well, charge quickly and hold their charge.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The real 'deal'...all the way around.

                      By Rocky_Road

                      from Florida Panhandle

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography

                        Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                        I have tried off-brand equivalent batteries for my SONY camera before, and they have always been inferior. I was pleased to find this SONY battery, and was not disappointed.

                        First charge registered above the advertised spec running time, and has not faltered in any way. My last SONY O.E.M. battery served me well for over 7 years, and I only fear that when this one decides to 'retire' these SONY batteries will be even harder to locate. I will be ordering another one just to have as security!

                        Great battery, and equally great service from B&H....

                        Pleased to recommend for any owner of an older SONY video product.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By Eric the IT Consultant

                        from Saint Paul, Mn

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography

                          Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                          Great delivery, new product... works like a champ! Thank you!!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works wonderfully.

                          By JTC

                          from San Francisco

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Fast Recharge
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                            I originally bought a SONY digital camera and an extra battery about 10 years ago from B&H. I was surprised the 2 batteries I originally received lasted so long. The new batteries work great and if they last half as long, I will be very satisified. B&H have provided excellent customer service over the years with items I have purchased from them.

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                            5.0

                            The right stuff

                            By Leo The Lion

                            from NYC

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                              It's the real deal...it's Sony. It's working very well and up to specs. [...]

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Exactly what I wanted, when I wanted it.

                              By Hillbilly357

                              from Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                  I had ordered from B&H before. I knew they were dependable. I needed this battery for a camera that I use for my work, and needed it now. [...] it was much more affordable than other suppliers.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  It does what it's supposed to do

                                  By Speedyrunner

                                  from Toronto, Canada

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Slow Recharge

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                  The battery worked well when I first got it. I recharged it and started using it as soon as it was ready. I'm pretty sure there are batteries that can last longer than the NP-FM50, but it you don't want to spend a lot, this one will work for you as it will give just a bit over 4 hours to film (without the LCD screen). The downside is the recharging time and you have to keep it within the specified temperature to keep it in good shape.

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                                  4.0

                                  NP-FM50 Info-Lithium

                                  By hemmer6519

                                  from Erie, Pennsylvania

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Fast Recharge
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back Up

                                    Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                    I am a professional videographer who uses a Sony DSR PDX10 for sporting events. I always carry and extra battery for every event and the NP-FM50 is a great backup battery. It gives me over 90 minutes of record time if I don't open the LCD screen which is pleanty for a back-up battery. It holds its charge quite well and recharges quickly.

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                                    5.0

                                    I needed a Battery and this did the job

                                    By Wild Animal

                                    from Tobaccoville, NC

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography

                                      Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                      I needed a battery and this did the job

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      This is the exact battery we needed!

                                      By J J

                                      from Citrus Heights, CA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Install
                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Solid Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                          This battery allowed us to use our camera finally after many months without it. I am glad we found your website. Thank you.

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                                          • No

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                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good old Sony battery

                                          By Assaf

                                          from Israel

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Install
                                          • Fast Recharge
                                          • Long-Lasting
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Solid Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Digital Photography

                                            Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                            I use this battery for my 8 years old Sony camcorder. You can always count on B&H to have the accessories you need, even for oldies ...

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                                            • No

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                                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            MY CAMERA WORKS AGAIN!

                                            By AJ Designer

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Install
                                            • Fast Recharge
                                            • Long-Lasting
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Solid Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Digital Photography
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Sony NP-FM50 M-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v 1180mAh):

                                              I took it out of the blister pack. Inserted it into the camera. Charged it up. And all's well with the world. A heck of a lot better than replacing my $800.00 camera.

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