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Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)

You Pay: $42.95

Small and lightweight, The Sony NP-FM500H Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery can be charged or discharged at anytime without developing memory effect. This means that it never loses its ability to hold a full charge. InfoLithium battery packs have a built-in micro processor that accurately calculates remaining battery life in minutes, and they also display remaining battery time on the camera's LCD as well as in the viewfinder by continuously communicating with the camcorder or digital camera.

Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 1650mAh
Output Voltage 7.2V
Dimensions 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2" (38 x 21 x 56mm)
Weight 2.8 oz. (78g)
Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)
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    SonyNP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)
     
    4.8

    (based on 224 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (185)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Long lasting (137)
    • Fast charge (134)
    • Lightweight (112)
    • Reliable (31)
    • Long-lasting (28)

    Cons

    • Slow recharge (14)
    • Pricey (8)
    • Short life (7)

    Best Uses

    • Professional (74)
    • Weddings (53)
    • Parties (51)
    • Birthdays (47)
    • Home movies (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (137), Yes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (90), Film professional (26), Parent (20), Photo enthusiast (16), Enthusiast (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Power to spare

    I'm a heavy amature shooter and typically will shoot several hundered or even a couple thousand frames on the days I shoot... depending on the subject, still life or live performances be it...Read complete review

    I'm a heavy amature shooter and typically will shoot several hundered or even a couple thousand frames on the days I shoot... depending on the subject, still life or live performances be it live bands or the ballet. These batteries have the backbone to keep shooting without have to change excessively. They last way longer than my Nikon batteries for my D200. I bought a spare "just in case" and haven't needed it yet. I usually can get through the shoot on one battery and still have some left over. The only issue I may have is that they take several hours to charge... more, it seems, than it took for the Nikon EN-EL3. So, make sure you put them on the charger before you go to bed or you may not make that early morning pre-sunrise glow!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    New primary battery, exactly as expected

    New primary battery - puts the standard battery in the back-up slot. It's all good, nothing stellar. I recommend it.

    New primary battery - puts the standard battery in the back-up slot. It's all good, nothing stellar. I recommend it.

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    4.0

    Absolutely Necessary

    By Evan

    from Washington, DC.

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Short Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

        I have a sony a77II, and the battery will last for about half a day of constant shooting - less if you're doing video. Casual shooting - about one day. A second battery is absolutely necessary.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Battery upgrade

        By No nickname

        from Anartica

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Recharge
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

            Upgraded to this battery from the original that came with my Sony DSLR-A100. I am getting about four more hours use out of this battery.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Alex P Studio

            from Marlboro NJ

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                batery for sony monitor

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                • No

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                5.0

                Get excited about a lithium battery

                By YankeeJim

                from Arlington, VA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                  Well, you would be excited if you had a Sony camera that required a special battery. You don't want to be depending on one rechargeable battery, even when it might be good for 750 digital images. So, you go to B & H to get a spare. Now, that feels better.

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                  5.0

                  Power to the camera

                  By Drew

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient Charger
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Parties
                    • Professional
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                    This little battery does what it says it will. I get about 350 or more photos per battery out of each charge. The info lithium is a great thing, and I appreciate the wall charger unit, with swiveling power prongs for the wall. Now, I don't have to search for and keep track of any power supplies or extra cords. The battery just pops onto the charger and you swivel the prongs into position, plug it in, and about 4 to 5 hours later, you have a fully charged battery. The LED indicator goes from amber to out when charging is completed. So don't expect to see a green LED. I also really enjoy that in the OLED EVF viewfinder that the batteries give the user an accurate percentage% of life left in them. I use the Vello version of camera battery grip, which I also heavily advise for those either with larger than medium hands, someone who wants better balance while hand holding larger, heavier lenses, or for extended shooting time as the gri can hold up to 2 batteries in the unit.

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                    5.0

                    works as expected

                    By Diana

                    from New England

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Birthdays
                      • Parties
                      • Professional
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                      I bought two of these to have as spares. I currently have them installed in the vertical grip for my Sony a99. I purchased the sony branded batteries because I didn't want to chance a problem with an aftermarket compatible battery. I have used aftermarket compatible batteries in other equipment and have had only a rare instance where the battery didn't read properly, but when removed and re-installed it was fine. That being said, with the cost of the a99, (for personal hobby use it was a significant expense)I felt it not worth chancing an aftermarket battery either not performing properly or damaging my equipment.
                      To date, the batteries have charged and lasted as expected. I have never had a problem with branded oem replacement items.

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                      4.0

                      Great

                      By Sarah

                      from Wheaton, IL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                            Works perfectly for the camera I need it for, and is nice to have extra ones.

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By David

                            from Franklin Indiana

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Home Movies
                              • Parties
                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Better then the aftermarket copy's

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Battery for sony a99

                              By Lazydog

                              from Bay Area California

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Need to have a few extra battery for my new a99 and it is a must have to use OEM sony brand to prevent any problems

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                              5.0

                              Battery was as advertised!

                              By Heartofthecity

                              from KY

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Factory Sony lithium ion battery. Works great and is the Sony Oem battery. Very pleased with the price that B&H has this battery at.

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                              5.0

                              Sony a57 battery review

                              By a57 owner

                              from minnesota

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Can't beat the manufacturers battery for a great price

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                              5.0

                              Great product!

                              By ProPhotoSony

                              from Queens, NY

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Birthdays
                                • Home Movies
                                • Parties
                                • Professional

                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                Battery works just fine. Happy with product!

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                                5.0

                                Second battery for vertical battery grip

                                By Matt

                                from Las Vegas

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                Second battery for vertical battery grip. Backup and spare.

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                                5.0

                                Getting what you need!

                                By nettie

                                from Shreve, OH

                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                    This is a spare battery for my new camera - B & H had exactly what I needed, the delivery was fast and uncomplicated and I'm ready now for our trip to Africa!

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                                    5.0

                                    Sony battery

                                    By birdshot

                                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Recharge
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                        Holds a charge. I shoot birds in flight so I shoot mutliple bursts and this battery will last me more than 12 hours of heavy shooting. Love it.

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                                        5.0

                                        Worked like a charm

                                        By Fotopro63

                                        from Moscow Idaho

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Long Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional
                                          • Weddings

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                          Purchased another battery since I ordered a grip, works great.

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                                          5.0

                                          The real thing

                                          By T_flor

                                          from St Louis

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                          I've had the 'other' less expensive batteries but the just don't last and keep a charge as well as the real deal! These batteries are the best for the money!

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                                          5.0

                                          Everyone needs more batteries!

                                          By Jon

                                          from Philadelphia, PA

                                          About Me Beginner

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                Just as I'm sure you'd imagine, this is a great backup battery. I thought about buying a cheaper one without the brand name, but all the reviews I read said that the brand made a difference. So I went with the advice that I read from other reviewers and spent the extra few bucks.

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                                                5.0

                                                Sony quality as usual great

                                                By george b

                                                from rockland ny

                                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                The sony battery lasts about 10 to 15% longer then aftemarket batteries but at a premium price.

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                                                5.0

                                                Very high performance on A58

                                                By mgbarajas77

                                                from Calexico, CA

                                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                Excellent choices for my A58 as an extra battery or replacement.

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