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

B&H # SONPFW50 Mfr # NPFW50
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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 232 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (158)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (127)
  • Easy to install (111)
  • Solid construction (107)
  • Fast charge (97)
  • Long-lasting (70)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (37)
  • Loses charge quickly (15)
  • Short life (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Cost (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (98)
  • Back-up (92)
  • Travel (88)
  • Photography (47)
  • Portrait photography (28)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (80), Semi-pro photographer (37), Casual photographer (33), Pro photographer (21), Tech savvy (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (198), Yes (9)

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.

Reviewed by 232 customers

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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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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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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      4.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Photobonsai

      from LA, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Fast Recharge
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

      • Need At Least 2 Batteries

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Travel

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

      I bought a couple of off brand batteries. They work in the camera for 2 or 3 hours in my Sony A-6000. The brand name Sony battery works longer but still only lasts about half a day, unlike my Nikon SLR which I don't need to change for a whole day.

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      • No

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      5.0

      For My A7S

      By Dan

      from Modesto

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography
        • Videography

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

        They are good batteries and so far have preformed just fine. But time will tell. I use them in my Sony A7S for videography. An entire wedding takes me 4 batteries. Hard to say anything else but they are good and they do what they promise.

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        • No

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        5.0

        good product

        By deb

        from Toronto Can

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Slow Recharge

        Best Uses

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

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

        This was purchased as my backup battery. Works as well as the original..a little slow to charge but seems to hold charge well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I got this as a back-up battery

        By chang

        from South San Francisco, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Need it as a spare battery.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Would not hesitate to purchase again

          By WaneR

          from Midwest

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Travel

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

            Same as Sony OEM replacement battery that came with camera. Works as it should.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Purchased as a spare for Sony A6000

            By mighty689

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Photography

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

              I always like having a spare battery for my camera for long days/trips/adventures.

              I don't think the battery life of these batteries are that great, but I haven't used them for a long enough period of time for a solid verdict yet. I would say that on my first uses it didn't last nearly as long as I would have liked.

              I was deciding between the original SONY battery here and those batteries made by third parties. The third party batteries were a lot cheaper and rated well, but I decided not to skimp on such an important accessory for an expensive camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sony stock product at a discount price!

              By Bob

              from Belen, NM

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up

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

                I got this Sony battery at reduced price and got it quickly.

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                • No

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                4.0

                A second battery is a must!

                By FJCRUZER

                from Simi Valley, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up

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

                  After I purchased the extended hand grip for my Sony a7, getting this second battery was a must. This battery fits precisely for my new hand grip and having a second battery assures me I won't run out of juice!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good

                  By Curmudgeon

                  from Richmond Hill, Ontario

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

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

                  All cameras that require this battery should come with an extra one and a charger because they need to be charged every day.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Havnfn

                  from Oklahoma

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

                  Meets expectations

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                  4.0

                  You'll need a lot of them

                  By Cole

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly
                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  They get the job done but don't hold a charge for as long as I would like. Nothing to worry about though just buy a few.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Office battery

                  By Jack

                  from Placentia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

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

                  Kinda pricey, but gives you a piece of mind.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  NOT the same as original - now 1020mAh

                  By ritmatt

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install

                  Cons

                  • Loses Charge Quickly
                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (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 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Trusted Battery

                  By PeteC

                  from Powder Springs, GA

                  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):

                      Works as described, that'swhy I trust the OEM

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Stick with the brand

                      By bnhamlin

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography

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

                        I have been burned in the past with off label batteries that are "authorized" re-sellers. I use this battery in my Sony NEX-6 for power hungry applications like Macro and underwater photography and get a couple of hours of use on a full charge. For something as critical as the lifeblood of your camera, don't go with anything less than the best.

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