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Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Accepts Two Batteries Plus One in Camera
  • Triples Effective Shooting Time
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Alternate Shutter Release Button
  • Additional Alternate Controls
  • Weather-sealed Against Moisture and Dust
  • Fits Sony Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR

The Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera from Sony is a battery grip designed for the Alpha SLT-A99 DSLR camera and accepts one or two NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion batteries. With two batteries installed in the grip and one in the camera, your shooting time is effectively tripled.

The design of a battery grip offers a comfortable and secure way in which to hold your A99, especially in the vertical position. This battery grip features an alternate shutter release button to facilitate shooting when the camera is held in the portrait orientation as well as a secondary compensation button, AF/MF button, AEL button, Fn button, zoom/magnifier button, multi-selector and control dial. A battery tray holds the Lithium-Ion batteries and slides into the base of the grip.

In addition, it is designed with anti-slip rubber grip to further improve handling, a tripod socket to mount your camera directly to a tripod, weather-sealing for moisture and dust protection, and a strap hole to attach a grip strap

Compatibility
Compatible with the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 Digital SLR Camera
Comfort in Vertical Position
Provides comfortable and secure handling when shooting in the vertical position, including ergonomic contouring, a secondary shutter release button and alternate compensation button, AF/MF button, AEL button, Fn button, zoom/magnifier button, multi-selector and control dial.
Increased Shooting Time
Accepts one or two NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion batteries in addition to the battery housed in the camera and effectively triples the camera's battery life and shooting time. The battery with lower power in the grip is used first, and automatically switched over to the other when it runs out. The one in camera body is used last to maximize shooting time. Remaining power of battery in use is indicated in percentages on the camera's LCD monitor.
Auto Switching Power
Auto switching provides uninterrupted shooting. The batteries in the grip can be replaced without turning the camera power off.
Weather-sealed
Buttons, dials, battery cover and connecting terminal to the camera are weather-sealed for protection against dust and moisture.
Features
Features anti-slip rubber gripping, a securely locking battery chamber door and tripod mounting socket.
Power NP-FM500H Lithium-Ion batteries (1x or 2x)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 2.7 x 3.4" (140 x 69 x 86 mm)
Weight 11.5 oz (325 g) without batteries
Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera
  • Battery Tray for Li-Ion Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyVertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (4)
    • Studio (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sony A99 vertical grip

    Unlike the battery grips on previous Sony full-frames, the A99 grip holds three batteries. Great for weddings and power-hungry activities when you don't want to have to stop and look for more batteries. ...Read complete review

    Unlike the battery grips on previous Sony full-frames, the A99 grip holds three batteries. Great for weddings and power-hungry activities when you don't want to have to stop and look for more batteries. The downside is the additional weight. On European and Asian airlines, every once in your kit counts. The A99 camera itself is brilliant, and any new accessories for it are welcome.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Expensive way to not swap battery packs

    It is a good quality grip with functinal buttons. They only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is for value, a bit expensive when many people like myself just want the extra battery...Read complete review

    It is a good quality grip with functinal buttons. They only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is for value, a bit expensive when many people like myself just want the extra battery capacity. Makes the camera a little too heavy for my tripod ball head.

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    4.0

    More shots less worry

    By ANJ

    from Somerset, NJ

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Extra Batteries
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Adds Weight
    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Extended photo shoots

    Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

    This grip has the big advantage of holding two additional batteries, enabling extended shooting sessions. Plus, the batteries in the grip can be changed without turning off the camera. The downside is the added bulk and weight. Still, I appreciate the extra security of not needing to worry about dying batteries.

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    5.0

    Double battery life!

    By MEC

    from Alvarado,TX

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

      It does add some weight to the camera but it is nice to have 2 batteries available and the extra controls when shooting vertically are really nice

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice but not sure how much I'll use

      By Diana

      from New England

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

      The grip came as a bundle with my a99. I like the extra battery capacity, but not sure how much I'll use it. Being a petite female my hands are small and the added size of the grip makes the camera a bit large for my small hands. I have it currently attached to get used to it, but find old habits die hard and I am still rotating my hand with the main controls. When I do remember that I have it and use it, the vertical controls are easy to locate and use. Time will tell if I keep it on the camera or just revert to old habits and just keep spare batteries. If I get more into itime lapse the extra capacity will be useful. Otherwise - I do like it and hope my mind adjusts since I do a lot of vertical shooting and the vertical controls are easier once I remember I have them LOL.

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      3.0

      Expensive way to not swap battery packs

      By chrisperry

      from Salt Lake Ctiy

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

      It is a good quality grip with functinal buttons. They only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is for value, a bit expensive when many people like myself just want the extra battery capacity. Makes the camera a little too heavy for my tripod ball head.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By Tiffany

      from Georgia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

        Works great with my A99. The buttons are a little small, but overall it isn't a problem for me. I love that I can now use 3 batteries with my camera. I'm used to using an A700 and that grip only allows for 2 batteries. I can't imagine not having this on my camera. The extended battery life is a must!

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        4.0

        Sony A99 vertical grip

        By Rob the travel writer

        from Charlotte, NC / Singapore

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Battery life
        • Clever design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Sensible Controls

        Cons

        • Additonal Weight

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Weddings

        Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

        Unlike the battery grips on previous Sony full-frames, the A99 grip holds three batteries. Great for weddings and power-hungry activities when you don't want to have to stop and look for more batteries. The downside is the additional weight. On European and Asian airlines, every once in your kit counts. The A99 camera itself is brilliant, and any new accessories for it are welcome.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Greg O

        from NJ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

          Holds Extra Batterys

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a welcomed addition

          By gabe

          from mohawk, ny

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

            It does what it's supposed to do and does it well. Easy on/easy off. Triple battery power is awesome. Construction quality is good. Feels very good in the hand. Adds a lot of weight to the camera, but that is to be expected. I love it!

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            5.0

            excelent service the only place availabl

            By vig

            from mexico

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

              Its great to have a place where to shop with warranty

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              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Useful accessory

              By zornorff

              from Sandisfield, MA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Vertical Battery Grip for Alpha A99 DSLR Camera:

                I use this grip for portraits and vertical shooting in general. While it makes the camera very large, it is a valuable accessory and has all the controls one needs. Having 3 batteries is nice, too.

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                Batteries & Power

                Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your battery grip.

                Sony -  NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)
                • You Pay: $42.95
                 
                Watson -  NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh)
                • You Pay: $19.99
                 

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