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Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery - for PMW-EX1 Camcorder, INFO Function, 56 Wh

B&H # SOBPU60 Mfr # BP-U60
You Pay: $269.95

The Sony BP-U60 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 56 Wh
Weight 15 oz
350 g
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4"
4.15 x 8.25 x 6.97 cm
Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery - for PMW-EX1 Camcorder, INFO Function, 56 Wh
  • 1 Year Parts
    90 Day Labor Warranty
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    SonyBP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
     
    4.7

    (based on 99 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Long lasting (67)
    • Fast charge (62)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Easy to install (8)
    • Long-lasting (8)

    Cons

    • Pricey (7)
    • Heavy / bulky (5)
    • Slow recharge (5)
    • Short life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional (63)
    • Weddings (31)
    • Home movies (11)
    • Parties (9)
    • Birthdays (8)
      • How long have you owned it:
      • A month or less

         

        45% 

        (5 reviews)

        One-to-three months

         

        Three-to-six months

         

        More than six months

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (56), Aspiring film maker (19), Tech savvy (12), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Use in Documentary-Style shooting

    This battery has exeeded my expectations. We can go through about two of these in a day while recording 4 to 5 16 Gb cards at max res. on the EX1. Love the...Read complete review

    This battery has exeeded my expectations. We can go through about two of these in a day while recording 4 to 5 16 Gb cards at max res. on the EX1. Love the gas guage LED's for power checking. I've recently been not turning the camera off except between locations and two batteries seems to be enough power for an 8 hour day. Wasn't sure when I bought the Ex1 in November, so I "overstocked" with 6 batteries (who could live without enough power on location?) I see now that we've got enough batts to support another EX1.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Watch Out for Battery Error Issue

    Bought 2 of these. Have handled very carefully and no drops or other issues. After only about 12 charges one of the batteries won't charge and gives an error message "battery...Read complete review

    Bought 2 of these. Have handled very carefully and no drops or other issues. After only about 12 charges one of the batteries won't charge and gives an error message "battery error" in the camera. No way to resolve and of course the warrenty is over. Other one is working but I'm wondering how long. Very expensive battery for such a short lifetime. Very unhappy with this as the only recourse is to buy another one.

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    5.0

    Great Battery

    By DcameraMan

    from NY, New York

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

    Great Battery, nice size and weight.

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    5.0

    Great for sony pmwex1r

    By Steve

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

    Solid long life battery. ... Especially like how you can check the battery status on the battery itself

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    4.0

    The Best

    By Phantom Op

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

    This battery is the best of its class in my opinion. The BPU-30 is too small, the BPU-90 is a monster. This Batter, the 60, has a long life, a fast charge and is a great manageable size that doesn't add a ton of weight to your camera (or what ever equipment you might be using it for). I highly recommend it.

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    5.0

    handy

    By lopez911

    from Nj

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

      light weight

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Gossie

      from Mandeville Jamaica

      About Me Production Manager

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

        We use this battery in ENG and Multicamera productions on our EX3. Work very well, when it say you have 15 mins left, you LITERALLY have 15 minutes left. I love the LED lights to show how much life is left.

        These batteries seem to have approximately a 4 year life though. I have 3 of them and all 3 went dead over a 2 month period. I put them on the charger and all the led lights started to flash and would not stop. After that, they would not charge.

        Also after a while, i realize that the led lights work intermittently.

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        1.0

        Watch Out for Battery Error Issue

        By Ray

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Business Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Powers Camera For A Long

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

          Bought 2 of these. Have handled very carefully and no drops or other issues. After only about 12 charges one of the batteries won't charge and gives an error message "battery error" in the camera. No way to resolve and of course the warrenty is over. Other one is working but I'm wondering how long. Very expensive battery for such a short lifetime. Very unhappy with this as the only recourse is to buy another one.

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          5.0

          Great Battery

          By EX-1 User

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

              Easy charge, lasts a long time, no technical issues. I use it for my EX-1 & haev not had any problems with it.

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              3.0

              Unbelievably Expensive

              By Keithdbf

              from Massachusetts

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery

              Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

              Sony puts priparitary chip in this unit to keep the price artificially high

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              4.0

              powerful energy

              By Cello

              from Switzerland

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Cameras

                Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                powerful, compatible

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                5.0

                Very reliable battery

                By WLWT Donny

                from Cincinnati, OH

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  This battery is the best size for my Sony PMW-200 camcorder. The BP-U30 is too small, and the BP-U90 is way too big. Reasonably priced for a professional battery. I really like the instant battery meter on the surface of the battery pack. This way, I know how much power is left, without attaching it to a camera.

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                  5.0

                  Sony Batteries like none other

                  By john proctor

                  from new jersey

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Feature Films
                  • Parties
                  • Pmw-ex3
                  • Professional
                  • Reality Shoots
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  Battery life, works like a dream in my EX3 I've tried other brands but the length of life just isn't there. My first set of BP-U60 batteries lasted nearly 3 years and then I tried to save money and bought the other compatible type they lasted me about 1.5 years and failed while on a shoot worst time ever! For the money just spend it ahead and KNOW your battery won't die.

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                  5.0

                  Great Battery!

                  By Daniel McM

                  from Morgantown WV

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                    Gotta love how Li-Ion batteries have changed the world of video. I use them on a PMW 200, and get about 4 hours run time. I wish they had a D tap for external power, I see that an off brand company does. Generally though I try to stay away from off brands, I find they just don't last the same as OEM, and what ever you save up front you pay for at the back end with durability and long term use.

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                    5.0

                    Good Battery

                    By Cameranerd

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Videography

                      Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                      It lasts a long time, isn't too heavy and the indicator on the back has always been accurate.

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                      5.0

                      Works as expected

                      By Arild R

                      from Norway

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional

                        Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                        I own both the BP-U30 and BP-U60 batteries and use them with my EX3 cameras and Marshall Electronics V-LCD70XP-3GSDI-SB 7" LCD Field Monitors w/Sony 'B' Mount. BP-U60 is much longer lasting than the BP-U30.

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                        5.0

                        BIG battery!

                        By Jonathan

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                          I bought this battery as a compromise because the BP-U90 is so expensive. But when this thing showed up I was glad I didn't buy the BP-U90 because this BP-U60 is already a monster! It runs the PMW-200 for a couple hours and it's pretty heavy on there. I can't imagine using the BP-U90 on that camera handheld. So save some money and get this battery instead of the BP-U90!

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                          5.0

                          Dependable!

                          By MAZ

                          from Missoula, MT

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Recharge

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            I use this product for professional videography. We need lots of battery power because we shoot for long days outside in the field. These batteries pack a lot of juice. Don't have really anything to say bad about them. I guess I just hope you recycle them.

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                            5.0

                            Lasts Forever

                            By Allen

                            from Lakeville, MA

                            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

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                            Pros

                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthdays
                            • Home Movies
                            • Parties
                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            If you're looking for a battery that will last forever this is almost it. You can get almost 6 hours of continous use out of this battery while recording and with the LCD screen on.

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By Mac

                            from Charlottetown PEI

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional

                              Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              Works very will

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              good product

                              By Pradev

                              from NJ,USA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                              • Short Life

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Home Movies
                              • Parties
                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              useful product

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              EXCELLENT BATTERY

                              By Videoman

                              from Olathe,KS

                              About Me Pro Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                    This is my second Sony BP-U60. On a full charge they last about 4 hours on my Sony PMW-EX1. I am not sure why they have to be so pricey though.

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