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SonyNP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh)
 
4.8

(based on 236 reviews)

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    (197)

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    (35)

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    (4)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (145)
  • Fast charge (143)
  • Lightweight (115)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Long-lasting (28)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (14)
  • Pricey (8)
  • Short life (7)

Best Uses

  • Professional (79)
  • Weddings (58)
  • Parties (55)
  • Birthdays (51)
  • Home movies (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (93), Film professional (26), Parent (20), Photo enthusiast (16), Enthusiast (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Power to spare

I'm a heavy amature shooter and typically will shoot several hundered or even a couple thousand frames on the days I shoot... depending on the subject, still life or live performances be it...Read complete review

I'm a heavy amature shooter and typically will shoot several hundered or even a couple thousand frames on the days I shoot... depending on the subject, still life or live performances be it live bands or the ballet. These batteries have the backbone to keep shooting without have to change excessively. They last way longer than my Nikon batteries for my D200. I bought a spare "just in case" and haven't needed it yet. I usually can get through the shoot on one battery and still have some left over. The only issue I may have is that they take several hours to charge... more, it seems, than it took for the Nikon EN-EL3. So, make sure you put them on the charger before you go to bed or you may not make that early morning pre-sunrise glow!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New primary battery, exactly as expected

New primary battery - puts the standard battery in the back-up slot. It's all good, nothing stellar. I recommend it.

New primary battery - puts the standard battery in the back-up slot. It's all good, nothing stellar. I recommend it.

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5.0

Amazing Power

By Shuriken4

from Enterprise, AL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Recharge
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Birthdays
    • Home Movies
    • Parties
    • Professional
    • Weddings

    Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

    This battery goes the extra mile, way better than the canon batteries stay charged all the way, is aserious component for your camera Sony did an extraordinary job making this battery. Also I want to pint the guys of B&H has the best customer service, extraordinary experience...

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    5.0

    Made for Sony and I have a Sony ! ! !

    By Paul

    from Naperville, Il

    About Me Hobby

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal Use

      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

      All's good. No issues here.

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      5.0

      High quality original equipment

      By Woods walker

      from Vancouver, Washington

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Recharge
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Prolonged Shooting

        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

        Fits my Sony SLR. I have tried knock off batteries and they only last one third as long. Original equipment is the only way to go. Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.

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        5.0

        Great replacement battery

        By Sigman

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Birthdays
            • Home Movies
            • Parties
            • Professional
            • Weddings

            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

            OEM replacement battery received in a very timely manner.

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            5.0

            Genuine Sony Battery

            By MaxxumBob

            from Naugatuck, CT

            About Me Intermediate Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge
            • Long Lasting
            • Reliable Brand

            Cons

            • None Noticed

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

              I bought this battery because I always want a fully-chanrged backup for any photo outing. This one goes along with the original battery that came with my Sony SLT-A65. It's also convenient that I can use the same batteries in my older A-200.

              I prefer to use genuine Sony batteries, although I have had good service from Ray-O-Vac branded equivalents from Batteries Plus; however, B&H's price on the Sony NP-FM500H is actually less than what I paid for the CAM10204 from Batteries Plus.

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              5.0

              Reliable !

              By Zig Zag Man

              from Reno, NV

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Recharge
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Professional

                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                This is a back up battery. When I hike in the woods I take a lot of pic's - it's better to have to many than not enough. Would DEFINATELY buy another one !

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                5.0

                Original for great price!

                By Stuart

                from Gatineau, QC

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Home Movies
                  • Parties
                  • Professional
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                  J'ai déjà acheté des copies, mais ma batterie d'origine charges encore à 100% et encore perdre le pouvoir lentement. J'ai acheté ce deuxième batterie pour remplacer les copies à un prix exceptionnel! N'hésitez pasI have already bought copies, but my original battery still charges to 100% and still lose power slowly. I purchased this second battery for replace the copies at a great price! Do not hesitate

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                  5.0

                  Very good battery

                  By nortonpics

                  from Union City, Michigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Birthdays
                    • Home Movies
                    • Parties
                    • Professional
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                    Best battery I have used.

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                    5.0

                    Quality and speedy service!

                    By Thang Hoang

                    from Hackettstown, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                        It's a battery. Charge it up and start clicking. B&H has been my go to vendor for 10+ years.

                        When it comes to batteries, I buy only OEM. The knockoffs are a gamble.

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                        5.0

                        Better safe than - -

                        By the church lady

                        from CT

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                            I carry 2 extra, charged batteries on all my trips. A little insurance against finding out that no matter what converter I brought, my charger is not compatible with local electricity.

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                            5.0

                            Exactly what I wanted!

                            By Bev

                            from Tennessee

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Needed an extra battery for long trips and weddings.

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                              5.0

                              more power

                              By pat

                              from Westminster, Co

                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                              Great battery, just the ticket for power hungry Sony gear.

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                              4.0

                              Absolutely Necessary

                              By Evan

                              from Washington, DC.

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Short Life

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                  I have a sony a77II, and the battery will last for about half a day of constant shooting - less if you're doing video. Casual shooting - about one day. A second battery is absolutely necessary.

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                                  5.0

                                  Battery upgrade

                                  By No nickname

                                  from Anartica

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recharge
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                      Upgraded to this battery from the original that came with my Sony DSLR-A100. I am getting about four more hours use out of this battery.

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                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again and again

                                      By Alex P Studio

                                      from Marlboro NJ

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast Recharge
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                          batery for sony monitor

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                                          5.0

                                          Get excited about a lithium battery

                                          By YankeeJim

                                          from Arlington, VA

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fast Recharge
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Long Lasting

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Professional

                                            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                            Well, you would be excited if you had a Sony camera that required a special battery. You don't want to be depending on one rechargeable battery, even when it might be good for 750 digital images. So, you go to B & H to get a spare. Now, that feels better.

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                                            5.0

                                            Power to the camera

                                            By Drew

                                            from San Diego

                                            About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Convenient Charger
                                            • Fast Recharge
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Parties
                                              • Professional
                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                              This little battery does what it says it will. I get about 350 or more photos per battery out of each charge. The info lithium is a great thing, and I appreciate the wall charger unit, with swiveling power prongs for the wall. Now, I don't have to search for and keep track of any power supplies or extra cords. The battery just pops onto the charger and you swivel the prongs into position, plug it in, and about 4 to 5 hours later, you have a fully charged battery. The LED indicator goes from amber to out when charging is completed. So don't expect to see a green LED. I also really enjoy that in the OLED EVF viewfinder that the batteries give the user an accurate percentage% of life left in them. I use the Vello version of camera battery grip, which I also heavily advise for those either with larger than medium hands, someone who wants better balance while hand holding larger, heavier lenses, or for extended shooting time as the gri can hold up to 2 batteries in the unit.

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                                              5.0

                                              works as expected

                                              By Diana

                                              from New England

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Long Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Birthdays
                                                • Parties
                                                • Professional
                                                • Weddings

                                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                I bought two of these to have as spares. I currently have them installed in the vertical grip for my Sony a99. I purchased the sony branded batteries because I didn't want to chance a problem with an aftermarket compatible battery. I have used aftermarket compatible batteries in other equipment and have had only a rare instance where the battery didn't read properly, but when removed and re-installed it was fine. That being said, with the cost of the a99, (for personal hobby use it was a significant expense)I felt it not worth chancing an aftermarket battery either not performing properly or damaging my equipment.
                                                To date, the batteries have charged and lasted as expected. I have never had a problem with branded oem replacement items.

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                                                4.0

                                                Great

                                                By Sarah

                                                from Wheaton, IL

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                      Works perfectly for the camera I need it for, and is nice to have extra ones.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great

                                                      By David

                                                      from Franklin Indiana

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Fast Recharge
                                                      • Long Lasting

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Birthdays
                                                        • Home Movies
                                                        • Parties
                                                        • Professional
                                                        • Weddings

                                                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1650mAh):

                                                        Better then the aftermarket copy's

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