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Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery - for PMW-EX1 Camcorder, INFO Function, 23 Wh

B&H # SOBPU30 Mfr # BP-U30
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The Sony BP-U30 is a lithium-ion battery designed for professional video shooting in both the field and the studio. This battery is equipped with the INFO function that communicates battery status data to the PMW-EX1 camcorder.

INFO Function
The remaining capacity of the battery is displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder when the camcorder is powered on.
Chemistry Li-Ion, Lithium-Ion
Output Voltage 16.4 VDC/14.4 VDC
Connection Specific to PMW-EX1 Camcorder
Capacity 23 Wh
Weight 8 oz
220 g
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1 11/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 3/4"
4.15 x 4.51 x 6.97 cm
Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery - for PMW-EX1 Camcorder, INFO Function, 23 Wh
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    SonyBP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Fast charge (7)
    • Long lasting (5)
    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Short life (6)

    Best Uses

    • Professional (11)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Home movies (4)
    • Parties (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (8), Tech savvy (4), Aspiring film maker (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Features

    I love the new sony batteries...great, long lasting power and the "push to check" is a welcome addition.

    ONE PROBLEM: My first one fell off and...Read complete review

    I love the new sony batteries...great, long lasting power and the "push to check" is a welcome addition.

    ONE PROBLEM: My first one fell off and was lost because it didn't latch, but the camera still worked.
    BE CAREFUL

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Shooting time very low

    This battery has a very short life when you are using your camera for a wedding. I was very surprised to find myself running back and forth to the charger all night long swapping...Read complete review

    This battery has a very short life when you are using your camera for a wedding. I was very surprised to find myself running back and forth to the charger all night long swapping batteries. The plus side is that the battery recharges very fast. If you are in need of a battery that is going to last 1.5+ hours at a time I would recommend the BP-U60.

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    4.0

    BP-U30

    By Brianp

    from Houston, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

          Good battery from Sony. Good price and service from B&H Photo.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By Joel Mertz

          from Dallas, Texas

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

            I use this battery for my Sony PMW EX-3. It is a very reliable battery. I have never ran out of power while using this product (although, my shoots are typically quick interviews). The reason I had to purchase a new battery however, was that I over-charged the old one, so be careful!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works like it should

            By Coffin Stuffer

            from Troy, Ohio

            About Me Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality
            • Works great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In the field

              Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

              I have been using old versions of this battery for so long that i forgot how great it is to have 148 minutes of battery life versus the 70 minutes that i have become used to.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Exactly what the description says

              By Middy MacDog

              from Sydney Aus, BHK!

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Short Life

              Best Uses

              • Parties
              • Professional

              Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

              Battery works a treat, i film snowboarding and skateboarding and i generally use 2 of these a day. i like the U30's because they keep the cameras weight balanced, i like the life times of the U60's and U90's...but they tend to counter balance the camera when not on a tripod.

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              5.0

              Keeps a camera powered.

              By Cut Wing Productions

              from Elkhorn, WI

              About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                Keeps a decently long charge.

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                5.0

                Reliable Battery

                By Guenter

                from Crofton, Maryland

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  The battery works fine with the Sony EX1R. The Info function is useful to check all my extra batteries. I´m always informed about my total power.

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                  3.0

                  Lightweight but doesn't last long

                  By solomeo

                  from San Diego

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Short Life
                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                    Using in my Sony I don't get very much mileage with this size. The larger U60 is a must.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    A good battery

                    By JJ

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional

                      Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                      This battery is the same as the one that came with my Sony PMW-EX1R. Now that I have two, I can always have one battery charging while using the other. These batteries seem to discharge over time even when not attached to the camera. Overall, I prefer this battery to the larger one since it is lighter. It lasts a good while even when using the LCD screen.

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                      4.0

                      it's working so far...

                      By tina

                      from sparks, md

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            Haven't had the camera or the battery pack for long yet. I would always suggest having more than one or even two on hand. Depending on your needs.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Accessory

                            By Carlos the Video Guy

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Documentarian, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                            • Interviews
                            • Parties
                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            Great back up battery for your buck!
                            Great size & lightweight, not too bulky

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By CP

                            from Garden Grove, CA

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional

                              Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              I use it with the EX1 to shoot documentaries. It is a great backup battery and for handheld work and stuff in tight spaces. It is a ton lighter than its big brother. Great battery.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very reliable battery

                              By JRB

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Birthdays
                                • Home Movies
                                • Parties
                                • Professional
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                I use this battery with my Switronix 75W LED light
                                I gives me over two hrs. of power.
                                Very reliable.

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                                5.0

                                Great Battery - Love the power check

                                By pdcreative

                                from pittsburgh

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Short Life

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                This is the smaller of the two sony batteries that power the xdcam ex. pros: fast charging, easy to ready status indicator. cons: once they start to go...they're gone!!!!

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                                5.0

                                This product works great

                                By Manuel

                                from Naples Fl

                                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                  LOng battery life and I love the battery status bar.

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                                  4.0

                                  what can i say? you need it.

                                  By IPIFINI studios

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recharge

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                    it's nice having a readout on the battery itself.
                                    they charge really quickly.
                                    the U60 is -really- big.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Features

                                    By pdcreative

                                    from pittsburgh, pa

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Recharge
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional

                                      Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      I love the new sony batteries...great, long lasting power and the "push to check" is a welcome addition.

                                      ONE PROBLEM: My first one fell off and was lost because it didn't latch, but the camera still worked.
                                      BE CAREFUL

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                                      4.0

                                      BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery for SONY EX

                                      By David

                                      from Taiwan

                                      About Me Daily usage, Film Professional, Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Life

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Power for file transfer

                                      Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      Short Lasting, but fast recharge

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                                      4.0

                                      Great battery, love the INFO function

                                      By javierprato

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Life

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Birthdays
                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Parties
                                      • Professional
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      Bought it as a second battery for my EX1, one was not enough since it drains the battery like a cold coke in a hot day. Worth it for sure.

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                                      3.0

                                      Shooting time very low

                                      By Wildparrot

                                      from Austin, TX

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Recharge

                                      Cons

                                      • Short Life

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Sony BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      This battery has a very short life when you are using your camera for a wedding. I was very surprised to find myself running back and forth to the charger all night long swapping batteries. The plus side is that the battery recharges very fast. If you are in need of a battery that is going to last 1.5+ hours at a time I would recommend the BP-U60.

                                      • How long have you owned it:
                                      • A month or less

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