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Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery

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Product Highlights

  • For Select Alpha DSLR and NEX Cameras
  • 4.2 Hours Normal Charging Time
  • Universal Voltage (100-240V)
  • LED Indicator
  • Ultra Compact
  • Retractable Plug
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The BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery from Sony charges your battery off the camera so you won't have to tie up the camera every time the battery needs recharging. This charger has a 100V-240V AC input for worldwide compatibility (with appropriate plug adapters), and charges a battery in approximately 4.2 hours. An LED indicator shows charging status. This ultra compact charger features a retractable plug for easy storage in between uses. It is compatible with both select Alpha DSLR and NEX cameras.

Versatile
Quick charger for NP-FW50/NP-BN1/BG1/FD1/FT1/FR1/FE1/ battery
Quick Charging
Capable of charging battery in 4.2 hours
Retractable Plug
Ultra-compact size & retractable plug for traveling
Universal Voltage
Universal voltage: 100V-240V (50/60Hz)
Compatibility
Sony Alpha a3000, a33, a37, a55, NEX-F3, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, and NEX-7 digital cameras.
Voltage 100-240V (50/60Hz)
Operating Temperature 32 ~ 104° (0 ~ 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 ~ 140°F (-20 ~ 60°C)
Dimensions Approx. 2.5 x 3.7 x 1.3" (63 x 95 x 32mm)
Weight Approx. 3 oz (85g)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SonyBC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (11)
  • Fast charge (10)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (12)
    • Back-up (8)
    • Digital photography (7)
    • Photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    it never hurts to have two

    This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this...Read complete review

    This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this is not an issue of finding a cheaper or better version of the charger. The product does exactly what its supposed to do. My only problem with it is the three to four hour charge time (speaking of which you absolutely need to have at least one additional battery).
    Even though a charger comes with the Sony A33, I still recommend this product if you have two locations you work at or if you travel allot (it's good to have a back-up charger at your home base). I went to Haiti for three weeks this month and 'lost' my charger. Even with two batteries my camera was useless in three days. I was the group photographer with no camera and trying to find a replacement charger in the rural areas I was assigned to was impossible or too expensive. Fortunately someone from my group was traveling on a later flight and was able to swing by my place and pick this one up for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sony should have include it with camera!

    The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

    I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the...Read complete review

    The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

    I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the NEX-6 body I just bought. Who want to charge battery with a cable to the camera??

    Come-on Sony, the camera is not a cheap sub $200 unit. Do you really need to charge us separately for a charger??

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    5.0

    Compact & Lightweight - Works Great

    By TMacIntosh

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

      Even though I always keep a charged spare battery, this is a must have for my studio bag. As soon as I switch batteries, I start charging the spent one, just in case the shoot goes longer than planned.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By SD

      from New Jersey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

            I lost mine and bought this one to replace. Works perfectly.

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            5.0

            great charger for battery.

            By Bruce the hiker

            from Whittier, Ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

              Sony Battery has more finicky contact points than most batteries. Other charger required careful insertion. This charger makes insertion easy and safe without risk of bending contacts.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Charger

              By Z

              from Usa

              Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

              Charges quickly.

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              5.0

              Need this to keep a spare charged

              By J

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                  Keeping a spare battery charged when shooting everyday.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Get this!

                  By Mendocino Steve

                  from Mendocino, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                    One of the failings of the RX10 is that a battery charger is not included. Boo, Sony, and Yay!! B&H for including this in their RX10 bundle. Don't leave home without it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Charger for the A7/A7R

                    By Lennywood

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                        I had an NEX7 and purchased the A7R, happy that they would share batteries, but I was surprised to see that unlike the NEX7, the pricey A7R did not include the wall charger, and your only option was to charge in camera, which is very impractical for me. I have noticed most manufacturer's are going that way these days, to save more money, but I think this is insulting, especially for a camera this expensive.

                        Even though I could have used the one from my NEX7, I decided to purchase a second one, so I could be free to sell the NEX7 in the future.

                        Now, about the charger, it's great, compact and lightweight, with no external cables.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Free ad-on with the RX10

                        By KWB

                        from SoCal

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                        I know, it's was free so what can you say about it. Well, it is big and bulky, but does get the job done. Nevertheless, I did purchase a more compact battery charger (Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger (Black)), that takes up less space in my gear bag.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Sony should have include it with camera!

                        By Eddy

                        from Toronto, Canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Should Come With Camera

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                        The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

                        I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the NEX-6 body I just bought. Who want to charge battery with a cable to the camera??

                        Come-on Sony, the camera is not a cheap sub $200 unit. Do you really need to charge us separately for a charger??

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        I would recommend this charger

                        By kki8910

                        from San Clara, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                          Works great for my trip.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great charger

                          By Camera

                          from Virginia

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                          Nice size, compact. ......

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                          5.0

                          Saves the day

                          By The Church Lady

                          from New Haven, CT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Recharge
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                            While on safari in Kenya, on the next to last day I blew out my charger trying to use it with AC/DC adapter

                            Very fortunately for me, I had 3 batteries with me and I had them fully charged at the last camp.

                            I made it thru the trip -- taking 2,000 photos and now I have the new VERY essential charger ready to go.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good compact charger

                            By dcon picture happy

                            from Irvine, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • Slow Recharge

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                            Lame Sony decided not to include a battery charger with the NEX-6 so I had to buy this. It's a good charger but it should have been included with the camera, USB charging is lame because it ties up the camera until the battery is done charging.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            BATTERY CHARGER

                            By Qbal

                            from Toronto Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                              The Alpha AC Charger is very convinence especially for travelling. Thanks

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Charger

                              By berskyboy

                              from Edmonton, AB

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Fast Recharge
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Photography

                                Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                                Works great, need to have this battery Charger as one battery is not enough

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nothing Beats the Best

                                By Nanszerelli

                                from Alhambra, Ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Not in stores

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                                I use this to charge the battery of my camera and I wanted to go cheaper but nothing beats the best. I lost the charger that came with my camera but couldn't find it in any store, and realised that ordering online was fast and easy. Thanks.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Excellent Lightweight Battery Charger

                                By Bob S.

                                from Shirley,NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Inexpensive
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick Charge

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                                Works excellent and is very easy to use.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                it never hurts to have two

                                By Teemack

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Slow Charge

                                Best Uses

                                • Back-Up
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                                This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this is not an issue of finding a cheaper or better version of the charger. The product does exactly what its supposed to do. My only problem with it is the three to four hour charge time (speaking of which you absolutely need to have at least one additional battery).
                                Even though a charger comes with the Sony A33, I still recommend this product if you have two locations you work at or if you travel allot (it's good to have a back-up charger at your home base). I went to Haiti for three weeks this month and 'lost' my charger. Even with two batteries my camera was useless in three days. I was the group photographer with no camera and trying to find a replacement charger in the rural areas I was assigned to was impossible or too expensive. Fortunately someone from my group was traveling on a later flight and was able to swing by my place and pick this one up for me.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                small and compact charger

                                By Liron

                                from Israel

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Slow Charge

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Camera
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                                It is good to take it for trips because it's lightweight. The price is quite reasonable. Charges the battery within 4-6 hours.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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