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SonyNP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh)
 
4.8

(based on 265 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (222)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

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    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast charge (159)
  • Long lasting (158)
  • Lightweight (126)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Long-lasting (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Professional (89)
  • Weddings (61)
  • Parties (56)
  • Birthdays (52)
  • Home movies (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (103), Film professional (28), Parent (24), Photo enthusiast (17), Enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (170), Yes (3)

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

Expensive, but worth it

By Randy6414

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

I purchased this spare Sony battery for my A99 & battery grip. I had two batteries, and wanted a third for maximum battery life before going on a shoot on a boat without the ability to recharge. The two original Sony batteries still perform flawlessly at nearly three years old; the third performs perfectly, too. I considered cheaper aftermarket batteries but it is simply not worth the risk. Why try to save $15 and risk a battery issue that puts your shots, and/or the camera, at risk?

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5.0

No problem

By Marty H

from NY

Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

Off brand batteries not as good holding charge

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5.0

Reliable Battery

By Basil

from Washington, DC

Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

I use this with my A77II, and it works perfectly

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5.0

Batteries Galore

By Clupenggy

from Naperville IL

Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

I bought two batteries dat would go hand in hand with my Sony battery grip. I always go with a sony brand as long as I could afford it. Coz u always get what u paid 4.

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5.0

Works fine, many shots

By Jack in PA

from central Pennsylvania

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast Recharge
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

      Works fine with Sony Alpha 77

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      5.0

      Dependable Battery

      By TJ

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Recharge
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional
        • Weddings

        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

        Good product that lasts for years with heavy use.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Better version

        By Ram

        from Atlanta, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Recharge
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

          One advantage is fast recharge, so you don't have to buy an extra battery.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lets my camera work as it should!

          By Shawn

          from Southeast Missouri

          About Me Nature Lover, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recharge
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Exploration
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

            Sony cameras use proprietary batteries. While batteries from other manufacturers can be found for a lower price that might make things happen for a while, your camera must communicate with the battery for full functionality. The best bet is to use the battery that was made to get the job done.
            I haven't sold anything yet, even though I try. Mainly, I just walk around in the woods or the back yard and have fun with the camera. This battery last for as long as I need --generally less than an entire day of sporadic shooting. I carry a spare with me but rarely have to use it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            FM500H battery

            By JM3202

            from East Brunswick, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Professional
              • Weddings

              Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

              Use it on a A77II. battery is a bit pricy, but worth having when camera drains a battery so fast.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great battery life.

              By PNguyen

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Parent, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

              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, 1600mAh):

                2 batteries last me a day of outdoor shot.
                very good and solid build. Will buy more of these.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Worth Buying the Real Thing

                By ShutterBug

                from Boston MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General use
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                  This real Sony battery in the blister pack is worth the difference. It lasts all day in my A77 ii unlike third party batteries. Recharges quickly

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It's a winner

                  By Dana

                  from Beautiful New Hampshire

                  About Me Amateur, Family Events, Nature Photography

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • OEM
                  • Works Just As Orignal Unn

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                      I have read so many posts on multiple websites, indicating that the replacment battery that they bought 'thinking' they could save a bit of money, have run into problems; some of them severe enough that they had to send their cameras out for removal which was going to get expensive. I know I paid a bit more for this unit but I shopped with a reputable camera specialist and bought the OEM product. It fits perfectly and provides just what it should. Thank you B&H!!

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                      5.0

                      Great Battery

                      By PeteC

                      from Powder Springs, Georgia

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                        I have always used Sony batteries in my Sony cameras because they do the job without issues.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great OEM Product

                        By Tex

                        from Pickens, SC

                        About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                            I use the batteries as backup for my Sony A100. I have bought several aftermarket batteries and the proved to be less that reliable. The NP-FM500H batteries are OEM and perform as advertised. Sonycameras seem to like OEM Batteries and these fit the bill. I recommend these. Pay the extra for the real thing.

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                            5.0

                            Does what it is supposed to do

                            By Metro Photographer

                            from NYC Metro Area

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                Dependable well made product.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Get Extras

                                By Renbuck

                                from Savannah, GA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                  I brought two extra batteries since the vertical grip came with the camera. I am glad that I did because I always forget to charge my batteries. With 3 batteries in the camera I can rest assure that I will always have at least one battery working.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Backup battery for camera

                                  By camera girl

                                  from New Richmond WI

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recharge
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                    New digital camera eats up batteries so I need a backup. May get another one too. Bought a knockoff brand and it just doesn't preform well and hold charge. Needed the higher mAh for the outings I do.

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                                    5.0

                                    This is the best, longest lasting battery for your Sony DSLR

                                    By Rick

                                    from Houston, Tx

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                        I have both Sony brand and alternative branded batteries. My Sony brand last twice as long. They hold a charge better with fewer "old age Issues". I regret buying the off brand but never the Sony brand.

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                                        5.0

                                        Amazingly reliable.

                                        By Jon

                                        from El Paso

                                        Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                        I have had a couple of these for the past 4 years or so and still working like new. These batteries have not degraded at all and still showing correct info of battery life on camera.

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                                        5.0

                                        OEM Quality

                                        By Mikey

                                        from Seattle

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Recharge
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Professional

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FM500H InfoLithium Battery (7.2V, 1600mAh):

                                          Great OEM Battery, was fooled once by another seller

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                                          • No

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