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SonyNP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (51)
  • Reliable (40)
  • Long-lasting (37)
  • Fast charge (34)
  • Solid construction (34)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (4)
  • Loses charge quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (50)
  • Back-up (35)
  • Travel (24)
  • Photography (9)
  • Portrait photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (31), Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Purchase more than one!

I just bought 3 of these batteries for my Sony W290 because i'm afraid that they will run out quickly... and they have. However, they are unique because they tell you how...Read complete review

I just bought 3 of these batteries for my Sony W290 because i'm afraid that they will run out quickly... and they have. However, they are unique because they tell you how many minutes of battery life you have left.
I would prefer AA's batteries, but I went for these batteries because i just purchased a Sony Cybershot W290 for its quick shot-to-shot time. Moreover, I decided to go "green" for once.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Priceless and getting no where

"priceless and no getting no where". Purchased this rechargeable battery for my Sony camera. Doesn't matter what I do; it won't recharge! Took both charger and new battery to a...Read complete review

"priceless and no getting no where". Purchased this rechargeable battery for my Sony camera. Doesn't matter what I do; it won't recharge! Took both charger and new battery to a local company that specialized in batteries. I was told both were functioning properly. I decided to leave both items with the battery company overnight. Next morning, arrived back at the battery store to find that the product didn't recharge overnight. Let's not forget that there is nothing wrong with my charger or new battery. So, I'm stuck with a new battery, old camera and still getting no where. Recommend the company;but not the rechargeable battery.

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5.0

Great Batteries

By Pete

from Galesville, MD

About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

      Great batteries, held the charge and worked for many shots. Much better than the phony "Sony" batteries that I purchased from an [@] vendor!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Sony replacement battery

      By SkinnyBytes

      from AZ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up

        Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

        Seems to hold a charge as well or better than the original battery. I was a little concerned since this is a 1200ma battery and the one I have is a 1400ma, but it holds a charge just as long.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Buy Two, If You Buy At All

        By Bill

        from Georgetown, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Fast Recharge
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Loses Charge Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Digital Photography
        • Photography

        Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

        I do mostly sports photography and can be at an event for up to four hours or a little more. It would be hard to say just how long the battery will last because I try to keep the camera off when not in use but I often have to switch to my back-up battery before I'm done for the day. It's probably fine for making it thru a high school graduation, provided you remember to top off the charge before you head out, but I'd recommend having two just in case. Recharge time is not spectacular but I leave it overnight mostly anyway.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Battery

        By Stephen

        from Indio, ca

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

          Just got the battery but so far so good. Charges quickly

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          • No

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          5.0

          Genuine product with a fraction of RRP

          By Vince

          from Australia

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

            Good price and the delivery was fast. Worked flawlessly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            my staff

            By juan bric

            from venezuela

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Fast Recharge

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

              its my insurance

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              • No

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              5.0

              great produc

              By abner

              from rd

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Back Up

              Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

              works great

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              5.0

              Great battery!

              By Ken

              from Vancouver Bc Canada

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up

                Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                This battery has great lasting power and is a lot cheaper than buying it at the Sony store.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good battery

                By Bianco

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  Backup battery for my camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works

                  By kbaboo

                  from Trinidad

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up

                    Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                    Works as a replacement for NP-BG1

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    we would buy this product again

                    By Sabin

                    from Westerchester, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                      easy to use, fast recharge, reliable

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      replacement battery

                      By nycvidguy

                      from nyc

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography

                        Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                        after 4 years my old battery wouldnt hold a charge. If this one lasts the same I'd be happy.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Battery revi

                        By Steve

                        from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Have to charge in camera

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                          This is a battery. It works! :)

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Solid Battery

                          By Newbie

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Reliable
                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            It`s a solid battery with a good life. It`s a must have while you`re travelling and shows the average amount of time remaining on the camera (the regular battery that came with our DSC-HX9v did not do this).

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                            3.0

                            smooth operation and proper

                            By JAIME

                            from ESPAÑA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • Loses Charge Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            perfect performance, easy installation, it's just a battery

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            an upgrade to the original battery

                            By cristianb

                            from montreal, QC, CANADA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              Very impressed with the service of B&H: very good price by comparing it with Canadian stores and very fast delivery. The only thing I noticed at this battery is the display of time remaining. Very useful. Can't have an oppinion about the number of pictures taken or the discharge time as I didn't use it enough. Eventually I'll revise the review at a later date. I use it on a Sony CyberShot DSC WX10. Thank you!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              battery firmware up date?

                              By sony no baloney

                              from The Michigan thumb , up!

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Slow to charge up

                              Best Uses

                              • New model cyber-shot

                              Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              New feature of numerical time. Early model G battery has symbol gauge only. This shows both with compatible cyber-shot camera!

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                              5.0

                              Better than the original battery

                              By Bart from Durham

                              from Durham NC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Reliable
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                This battery is much better than the original battery (NP-BG1) which shows only the charge bar. The new battery provides a charge bar and the minutes remaining.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Better than original

                                By Greenie1

                                from north carolina

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                    good battery plus remaining charge is displayed

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works with HX5V

                                    By D.

                                    from Toronto, ON

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony NP-FG1 (G-Series) Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                          Bought this as a 2nd battery to my HX5V. Original model was NP-BG1. This battery is an update to that. It includes a minutes left countdown on the display in addition to the battery level icon. No problems so far hence the 5 stars.

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                                          • No

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