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WatsonNP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh)
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Fast charge (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (17)
    • Travel (12)
    • Professional cameras (9)
    • Primary battery (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I would buy this product again and again

    I've just acquired a SONY 77 II and of course I'd recomend it to any one. I bought a spare battery to make sure I wouldn't be surprised while away from home. I'm still...Read complete review

    I've just acquired a SONY 77 II and of course I'd recomend it to any one. I bought a spare battery to make sure I wouldn't be surprised while away from home. I'm still getting used to its many many features, but what I've seen so far tells me that its simply a fantastic equipment. I'm moving from my previous camera, a SONY Alfa 100, and the difference is extraordinary. I'm sorry, but I don't know what else to say. I hope this can be useful for something.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worthless

    When i bought these I expected a battery pack that would actually fit in my camera. When I have to use pliers to remove the battery pack from my camera I am not impressed...Read complete review

    When i bought these I expected a battery pack that would actually fit in my camera. When I have to use pliers to remove the battery pack from my camera I am not impressed with the quality. I own a @700 and the original battery pack fits like a glove. This pack need to hammered inn and pulled back out again. Sorry guys. This is not acceptable and it is not even worth the one star that I was forced to give it.

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    5.0

    Pleasantly surprised!

    By Ol' Pop Bear

    from Bishop, California

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Great Way To Save Money

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Save Money Equal Quality

      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

      I bought this battery as an inexpensive spare battery for the battery grip on my Sony a77-II. nI had read that 3rd party batteries lacked the ability to communicate with the camera. This battery accurately conveys charge level and works perfectly. I cannot notice any difference in performance compared to the Sony battery, which is 2-1/2 times the cost!

      Thanks B&H for offering a great alternative to high prices!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great backup battery

      By Gabriel

      from Virginia Beach, VA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great value

      Cons

      • Bad Fit Wvello Hand Grip

      Best Uses

      • All around use
      • Great Backup

      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

      This thing holds the charge as well as the OEM counterpart at half the price. I bought two of these and have no major complaints. Only gripe is that, for some reason, I have a difficult time fitting these into the battery cradle of the Vello hand grip for the Sony A77II. The OEM batteries fit perfectly, the Watson batteries require some kind technique and/or magic touch to click into the holder. It can be somewhat a pain to install. Other than that, this battery does that it is supposed to do. Charge!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great replacement

      By Evalano

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

        I have been buying Watson batteries rather than the twice as expensive Sony's and they work great. I have had trouble with after market batteries in the past, but not these guys. These are awesome.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very good battery

        By TC

        from Hagerstown MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

            I purchased two of these batteries as spares for my Sony a58. They hold a charge as well if not better than my Sony batteries.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Meets expectations

            By veggie man

            from SW Florida

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

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                  Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                  Just 4 stars ONLY because I have had it just 1 week. It appears to be working just as well as the Sony OEM battery

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Value!

                  By Karen

                  from Central Indiana

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Underwater
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                    I purchased this battery as a backup for my Sony A-65 camera. The price was very reasonable and it works just as well as the OEM battery. I am very pleased with its performance.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    So far good!

                    By Shutterbugredneck

                    from Graves County, Kentucky

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                      I have been on only one trip with these batteries but so far, they have performed. No issues with charging, time of use or recharging.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By No nickname.

                      from Salvador - Bahia - Brazil

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • I've Just Bought It
                      • I Have To Get Used To It

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • I Guess I'll Never Try
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Landscape-fantastic
                        • Not Tryed Yet
                        • Underwater
                        • Video
                        • Wonderful

                        Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                        I've just acquired a SONY 77 II and of course I'd recomend it to any one. I bought a spare battery to make sure I wouldn't be surprised while away from home. I'm still getting used to its many many features, but what I've seen so far tells me that its simply a fantastic equipment. I'm moving from my previous camera, a SONY Alfa 100, and the difference is extraordinary. I'm sorry, but I don't know what else to say. I hope this can be useful for something.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Work exactly as the Manufacturer's

                        By Rizenphoenix

                        from Ben Lomond, Ca

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Underwater
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                          The battery works exactly like the Manufacturers battery. No need for a special charger, works with the charger that came with the camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A Spare At A Good Price

                          By Lyle Penn

                          from Dutch Neck, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                A spare I carry everyday. Period.

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                                5.0

                                great option

                                By pete

                                from salt lake city

                                Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                I have 2 of the batteries and 2 Sony batteries for my Sony SLTs. These work great and are an inexpensive alternative to the OEM battery.

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                                5.0

                                Must Have

                                By Leigh12

                                from Orlando, FL

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                    A great must have product that is both inexpensive and works great. I use it as a backup battery for my Sony a77. No issues whatsoever.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great price for backup battery

                                    By Rufus

                                    from Conyers, GA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup Or Spare

                                      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                      Not quite as many watts as the equivalent Sony battery, but, considering the price differential, an excellent choice for a spare/backup battery.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      It works for half the price.

                                      By ClydeC

                                      from Palmyra, NJ

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                          There is not much to say about a battery. This one works fine and costs half as much as the Sony product. Some reviewers complained that it does not fit properly in their cameras. It fits just fine in my a65.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as expected

                                          By NTJP

                                          from Arkansas

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                              Works just like the Sony battery.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Good value

                                              By Photo Dad

                                              from Kernersville, NC

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                                  I purchased this as a second battery for the Sony a65. I have notice no performance difference between this and the stock Sony battery, but the cost was less than 1/2 of the Sony.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Cheaper can be better

                                                  By WB

                                                  from Knoxville, TN

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                                      Great price compared to equivalent Sony battery with no discernible difference

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great battery!!

                                                      By Bob

                                                      from Tennessee

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                                            Used this with my Sony A77 and it works perfectly.
                                                            Holds a good charge and lasts as long as factory battery.

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                                                            • No

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                                                            4.0

                                                            Reliable

                                                            By gcubed

                                                            from North Dakota

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Good price
                                                            • Reliable

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Back-up
                                                              • Travel

                                                              Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                                              It seems to work as well as my original Sony battery. I have not used it much yet but I feel it will serve the purpose I bought it for which is to back-up the Sony battery when I am on extended adventures away from power.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Good Reliable Battery

                                                              By TrueRampancy

                                                              from Lenexa

                                                              Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                                              Nice to buy a battery that works well and only pay half the price!

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