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IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack

B&H # IDSSLVBG50 Mfr # SSL-VBG50
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with AG-HMC70/150
  • 37 Watt Hours
  • 5000 Milliamp Hours
  • Secured Interface

The IDX SSL-VBG50 is a replacement Lithium-Ion battery for the AG-HMC70 & AG-HMC150 camcorders. This pack offers a secured interface in a high capacity battery pack.

Secured Interface
Accurate battery level information will be displayed in the camcorder's viewfinder via the battery's Secured Interface.
Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 5000mAh
Output Voltage 7.2-8.4VDC Maximum
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.44 x 3.21 x 2.58"
3.65 x 8.15 x 6.55cm
Weight 0.55 lbs
249g
IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IDXSSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack
     
    4.3

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Long lasting (15)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Fast charge (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (16)
      • Weddings (11)
      • Home movies (3)
      • Parties (3)
      • Professional cameras (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (9), Tech savvy (8), Aspiring film maker (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Powerful battery, from leading IDX brand

      Nice battery which at the time of my purchase was a cheaper alternative to Panasonic's equivalent. Upon doing time tests in my camera (in continuous record mode), it easily lasted several hours....Read complete review

      Nice battery which at the time of my purchase was a cheaper alternative to Panasonic's equivalent. Upon doing time tests in my camera (in continuous record mode), it easily lasted several hours. The 3 blue LED's to gauge remaining power are handy, however the button you press to light the LED's requires a firm press of the thumb. Another slight drawback is the camera's display does not show remaining time with this battery, unlike the Panasonic brand. However overall if you want to save a few dollars this battery is well worth it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      IDX SSL-VBG50

      I purchase this item for Panasonic HMC151(PAL-European model) and it last around 2 and 1/2 hours. Considering that the included model in HMC151 package (Panasonic VW-VBG260 - 2500 mah) last for...Read complete review

      I purchase this item for Panasonic HMC151(PAL-European model) and it last around 2 and 1/2 hours. Considering that the included model in HMC151 package (Panasonic VW-VBG260 - 2500 mah) last for around 2 hours is not a very good deal for this 5000 mah batery pack! But at least the price is fair :-)

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      2.0

      Length of use

      By Rush Videos

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Business Owner, Wedding videographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Spare Batteries

      Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

      Batteries are good for the price but after about 2-3 years they fail to charge a 100%

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      PERFECT for my Panasonic HMC-150

      By istariphoenix

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Recharge
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional
        • Weddings

        Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

        I use for my cameras at weddings. They charge quickly, and they are long-lasting. I love the battery meter on the back which practically instantly goes to 2 lights the minute you turn it on, but at least you kind of know where you're at.

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        • No

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        1.0

        13 months to battery death

        By SH

        from Oakland, CA

        Pros

          Cons

          • Short Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

            I purchased this battery 13 months ago. It has had regular but not excessive use over that time and has only been on the charger for the time it takes to fully charge the battery. Now, just one month out of the one-year warranty, it no longer holds a charge. This may be an anomoly, but I will not be buying another one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Reliable battery

            By Nanodork

            from Central CT.

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                I use this battery with a Panasonic pro digital camera and it works great. The battery has a charge meter on it so you can easily see how much charge you have.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Battery

                By lesphotog

                from Ohio

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                  I shoot a lot of sports and using this battery system has really made video taping easier. The life on the battery goes a long way when it comes to shooting sports.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great Battery Backup

                  By Ana

                  from London

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Good Value
                  • Great for long assignment
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up
                    • Professional Cameras
                    • Travel

                    Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                    A great backup power source for my professional digital video camera. A must to have in a long assignment shooting.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good for location

                    By delrivero

                    from Mexico City

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back-Up
                      • Primary Battery
                      • Professional Cameras
                      • Travel

                      Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                      Really lasts a lot.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Exlent battery

                      By Nathanael

                      from Greenville, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Charges Quickly
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Good Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Primary Battery
                        • Professional Cameras
                        • Travel

                        Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                        I use this battery for a special event. And still had a lot of recording power left. It last over 5 hours in my panasonic camcorder.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great charge indicator!

                        By Thunderlight

                        from Toronto, Ontario CANADA

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                          Just received this lithium-ion battery for my Panasonic AF100 HD camera, I love the charge indicator lights, so you know how much charge you have at any time. I am sure I will purchase a few others!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          SSL-VBG50 - Battery is Reliable

                          By RJ

                          from Fort Worth, TX

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Recharge
                          • Led charge light
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                            I have a Panasonic HMC150 HD Video Camera. I have two VBG50 Batteries that I use for in the field shooting. Both of the batteries perform exceptionally well in hot and cold climates and they have been very reliable. This is important when you are a couple hours from the closest truck or charging station. I would recommend this battery to anyone.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Battery

                            By JJRUPP Promotions

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Price A Little High

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthdays
                            • Home Movies
                            • Parties
                            • Professional
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                            This battery is very good and I recommend it. I do wish the price was lower so I could purchase a few more. I always have at least 3 batteries on me during an assignment but not for this price. Sorry.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Decent 3rd party accessory

                            By Christian

                            from Dacula, GA

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • LED indicator

                            Cons

                            • Not always accurate

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                            It should be noted that this isn't a 100% replacement for the Panasonic equivalent battery. The Panasonic version is 5400mAh, a roughly 8% greater capacity than this one at 5000mAh.

                            The greatest advantages for the IDX battery are the slightly lower price (as of 2/5/11) and the LED indicator.

                            The LED indicator on the back of the battery has FULL, 2/3, 1/3 and EMPTY indicators, but they are somewhat misleading (over 1/2 the charge is remaining when it shows 1/3). Also, the LED indicator is not correct when checked during active camera operation.

                            And as mentioned in other reviews, the minutes remaining indicator in the camcorder LCD display does not work with this battery (as it does with the Panasonic brand batteries).

                            With the price difference no longer being that severe, I would probably purchase the Panasonic-branded version next time.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works!

                            By Video Producer Guy

                            from New England, USA

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                              Works great. Using with HMC150. I love the button on the back to check the juice-status.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Replacement batteries

                              By John Welsh

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional

                                Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                Packaged with dual charger, these were an obvious solution and at a good price.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Big battery

                                By Video Guy

                                from Orange County California

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                • I need a battery release

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional

                                Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                This battery was great, filmed 3 hours without the worry, the only problem is it covers the battery release button, so i needed a sharp object to remove it

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Endless Batteries

                                By ESI Tech Team

                                from Cincinnati Ohio

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                • No Batt level indicator

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional

                                Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                Full Charge last all day of Live Video shooting.

                                The the extra cap they last all day.

                                Wish it had a Batt level indicator.

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                [...]

                                By Peter the Piper

                                from Taipei

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                Would've been helpful if someone had pointed out you need a charger for this.

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                                5.0

                                Lasts sooooooooo long

                                By KyleNedd

                                from San Luis Obispo, CA

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                  Shot a wedding with it on my HMC40. I expected to have to switch it out mid way through but it lasted all 7 hours. The on battery power indicator light is a cool feature too.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  IDX SSL-VBG50

                                  By nuntasibiu.ro

                                  from Sibiu, Romania

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recharge

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional
                                    • Weddings

                                    Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                    I purchase this item for Panasonic HMC151(PAL-European model) and it last around 2 and 1/2 hours. Considering that the included model in HMC151 package (Panasonic VW-VBG260 - 2500 mah) last for around 2 hours is not a very good deal for this 5000 mah batery pack! But at least the price is fair :-)

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                                    5.0

                                    Puch a button, see how much life it left

                                    By Killer Miller

                                    from Toledo, OH

                                    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Parties
                                      • Professional
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about IDX SSL-VBG50 Lithium Ion Battery Pack:

                                      I really enjoy being able to push a button to be able to tell how much life is left in the battery. These batteries hold their charge for a while. I bought two and I have not found myself switching batteries during a shoot.

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