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Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)

B&H # SONPFW50 MFR # NPFW50
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You Pay: $49.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits: Sony Alpha NEX-3, 5, 6 and 7 Series Cameras, DSLR-SLT-A33, DSLR-SLT-A55

The Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery is unique in its design since it not only supplies power to your camera but will display the remaining battery capacity. Small and lightweight, lithium-ion batteries can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effects.

Chemistry Lithium-ion
Capacity 1020 mAh
Output Voltage 7.4 V
Dimensions 1.25 x .75 x 1.8" (31.8 x 18.5 x 45.0mm)
Weight Approximately 1.5 oz (42.5 g)

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SonyNP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
 
4.6

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (135)
  • Easy to install (116)
  • Solid construction (113)
  • Fast charge (102)
  • Long-lasting (73)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (38)
  • Loses charge quickly (19)
  • Short life (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Cost (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (104)
  • Back-up (96)
  • Travel (92)
  • Photography (47)
  • Portrait photography (28)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (84), Semi-pro photographer (38), Casual photographer (35), Pro photographer (23), Tech savvy (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (206), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you own an NEX, you need extra JUICE!

Being an battery, there isn't a whole lot to say about it. The thing is, if you own a Sony NEX 5, you really need to carry at least one extra battery. ...Read complete review

Being an battery, there isn't a whole lot to say about it. The thing is, if you own a Sony NEX 5, you really need to carry at least one extra battery. These cameras eat electricity the way an Olds 98 went through gas. This isn't necessarily a function of the battey, but more of the camera. The LCD display and the menu jumping consume a lot of power. Another charging unit would be useful as well, to carry in the bag.

The LCD protector kit is also a must-have. For the price, you can't go wrong. Sony is suppossed to be coming out with an adaptor that snaps on the back of the camera, but until they arrive on these shores, this is a good, cheap alternative.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT the same as original - now 1020mAh

I bought this item as a spare with my Sony a7 earlier this year (Jan 2014). It was identical to the battery that came with my camera. Made in Japan, the label...Read complete review

I bought this item as a spare with my Sony a7 earlier this year (Jan 2014). It was identical to the battery that came with my camera. Made in Japan, the label on the battery says that it is "min 1020mAh" and "typ 1080mAh". Regardless, the a7 sucks the power out of these batteries in no-time. If you're shooting all day, you'll probably need at least two fully charged batteries to get through it.Last week (Jul 2014), I bought 5 more batteries using the same B&H part number as before, SONPFW50. The new batteries are different than the originals. They are noticeably lighter in weight and the back says they are rated at 1020mAh. No mention of 1080mAh. And they are made in China, not Japan. I am concerned that they will not maintain a charge as long as the original batteries I bought 6 months ago.I'm disappointed that Sony and B&H have substituted an obviously cheaper product for the same-priced original batteries that I bought earlier this year. At minimum, I think the part number and description should have been updated to reflect the difference.

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5.0

I would buy another

By aramis

from Caguas, PR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long-Lasting
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Up

    Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

    Great for the price

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Service Pros

    By Chase

    from Houston

    Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

    B&H always the best prices, best products, and most efficient service on the planet!!!

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    5.0

    You need it

    By Moochdog

    from Illinois

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

        With the limited life of these batteries, especially when using flash, You need a spare just to cover the average day.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Don't buy a knock-off!

        By Ksven

        from Santa Barbara, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            This is more for convenience than necessity, since the a6000 has great battery management, but it's wonderful to have one and never worry that I'll be without power.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            No Cap/ No Pocket

            By Jim

            from Kentucky

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            This item will not have a cap so if you are going to carry around you may want to make a plastic end cap to protect the pin contacts.

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            5.0

            Useful and efficient

            By tgf

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Loses Charge Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            Perfect accessory for my new SonyA7m2 camera so i don't have to wait until the camera recharges the battery but can always have an extra one at the ready.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Drains quickly.

            By Moe

            from California

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            Small and compact. I use it on the Sony A6000 and it does not last very long. It is small enough to keep a spare in my pants coin pocket so carrying one or two extra batteries in no problem for me. You must pick up at least one extra battery to get you through the day.

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            5.0

            Good Battery

            By Craig

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Loses Charge Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            I purchased the battery for a backup for my Sony A6000. I prefer buying name brand than from a third party. The battery works great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Sony np-fw50

            By sam

            from jasper indiana

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            Good battery just like orignal

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            4.0

            Better than non OEM

            By Scott

            from New Jersey

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Loses Charge Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            The battery life on the Sony A7 bodies suck. You have no choice but to use the tiny batteries, but the non Sony brand batteries drain so much quicker than the Sony ones. So get the Sony ones!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Battery

            By Ed

            from Union, NJ

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            Good battery

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            5.0

            works well, does the job

            By moth

            from NYC

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Fast Recharge
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Loses Charge Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

            reliable, lasts a long time (for a mirrorless) - get six of these, youll need them

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            5.0

            Good quality

            By rxduty

            from Worcester, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                Good quality and price is lower here than that in Sony's store.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Don't buy generic!

                By GWR

                from Chicago,IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                  Bought a generic battery for my Sony camera online
                  from a discount battery site, big mistake. Used the battery for about three months prior to vacation. Seemed fine, went on vacation charged it overnight, after nine pictures it was dead. Tried charging again, eleven pictures.
                  The Sony battery that came with the camera has lasted over two years with no problem. And the thing is I paid about the same for the generic as I did for the Sony at B&H.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Good one

                  By Frances

                  from New York

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                  Works as described.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Necessary

                  By ttaleman

                  from West-Central Illinois

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up

                  Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                  There are a few thing I like. It's small, recharges fairly quickly, and can be used in both my A6000 and my A7II.
                  The thing I don't like. The camera's they were designed for suck them dry relatively quickly. Which makes them overpriced for the actual usage I can get from a single charge.
                  Additional battery's are necessary if you're planning on what I would consider a normal shoot with any other camera/battery combo.
                  Back to the good. They are also considerably better than the less expensive knock off batterys sold by W.
                  Since there is no viable alternative. I would recommend them to others.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Power

                  By THMfotography

                  from Texas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography
                  • Photography
                  • Portrait Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                  If you are shooting with the Sony A6000 or any of the A7 series, you will need many of these. Battery life in those cameras is short (300-350 shots)

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  spare battery

                  By pquadrini

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                      spare battery

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Extra battery is a necessity

                      By Essential for your camera

                      from Nyc

                      Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                      This battery tends to have a short life. It will probably last me a day of shooting. So I had to buy an extra one just in case. I find it a little pricey but it's worth it compared to the fake ones sold on @.

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                      5.0

                      battery

                      By zk

                      from mi usa

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Fast Recharge

                      Cons

                      • Loses Charge Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography

                      Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

                      wonderful product and work fine.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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