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

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (17)
    • Travel (12)
    • Professional cameras (9)
    • Primary battery (8)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    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

    Works just as well as Sony's

    By Dash66

    from Beaver, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

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

          I have two of these and two of Sony's version, and I still can't notice a difference between them, either by how they fit in the camera (A77ii), or how long they last. Only difference is the Watson name on the label. As long as it continues working this well (and I have no reason after 6 months to doubt that it will) My next batteries for my camera will be Watson as well.

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          5.0

          NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack

          By Johno

          from uk

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Excellent quality, does exactly what it says on the tin.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Work well and at lower cost

              By Bob

              from NC

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

              Although we haven't had these batteries for long they seem to hold their charge well and perform at the same level as the one that came with the new camera they are being used in. In addition they cost less than many of the brands.

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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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                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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                  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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                      4.0

                      Meets expectations

                      By veggie man

                      from SW Florida

                      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):

                            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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                                • No

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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.

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                                  • 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

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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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                                                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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                                                            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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