REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.8

(based on 285 reviews)

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    (240)

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    (41)

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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)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (170), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (103), Film professional (28), Parent (24), Photo enthusiast (17), 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.

Reviewed by 285 customers

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5.0

I reccomend this battery for your Sony Alpha

By Guillermo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Great battery, excelent capacity and shelflife

 
5.0

i now own 3

By Jay

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

great battery at great price

 
5.0

Sony A99II works best with new batteries

By North Point Photography

from San Franciso

Verified Buyer

I bought this battery because my new Sony A99II would not work with old batteries. Everything works perfect with the new batteries.

 
5.0

Sony NP-FM500H battery

By William

from Undisclosed

Great battery. I have at least a half a dozen for my Sony cameras.

 
5.0

I have 3 more of the same they last forever.

By Ronald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

They are dependable and last a long time with a high res camera.

 
4.0

Half price, take a charge, but showed up "exhausted"

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

When these arrived, they had ZERO charge. Completely "exhausted". The date on the package said 2014 so it may have just been their age. When I got my new camera and charger I gave them a shot and they did take a charge after a bit of fiddling. They seem to be working okay, but I have not tried to test them in performance to my other batteries. I have found that these batteries can survive being completely drained, though that is not obvious from what most people say. You sometimes just need to leave them on your charger for a while to bring them back.

Anyhow, these were HALF PRICE compared to the usual $100 per for new Sony batteries, so I am not surprised that they weren't perfect, but I am taking off a star for that initial moment of panic.

 
5.0

Spare batteries are a must for the working photographer!

By Aaron Wells

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Spare batteries are a must for the working photographer! If you've never experienced the frustration of running low on battery power when you're still energized and raring to go, you're lucky!

Although I looked at the less expensive off-brand battery, it made more sense to purchase the Sony brand for the known quality and performance. With the incredible investment into quality camera gear, why take the risk with an off brand when it matters most?

 
5.0

Good, if pricey, product

By Mike

from southeast Texas

Verified Buyer

Kind of expensive but lasts much longer than the generic battery that I had.

 
5.0

It works.

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

It's a battery. It powers my Sony a77. No surprises here. =)

 
5.0

works witn Alpha 1

By Gerry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

was worried but works great, even with internal flash use....

 
5.0

This place never disappoints

By Cat

from Undisclosed

I buy all my camera accessories from here and they never disappoint they always ship on time and the prices are good. They even give you points for everything you purchased and I was able to get a camera battery for nothing.

 
4.0

Great Battery

By Care

from Henderson, NV

Verified Buyer

I buy a lot of batteries for my camera both the cheap generic and these more expensive batteries. I haven't done any testing, but these batteries seem to last longer than the cheaper ones, and charge much faster.

 
5.0

Buy The Best

By KgN

from Putnam, NY

Verified Buyer

the Sony battery is as advertised. Holds a charge for 400-500 shots and can be charged even before it is fully depleted without causing it to not fully charge or discharge in the future.

When it comes to expensive batteries for DSLR's I think it best to buy a battery the camera manufacturer recommends rather than going with a replacement.

 
5.0

Brand Name vs Generic

By Lance C

from Dryden, NY

Verified Buyer

I needed to replace one of my 7 year old batteries. I found another brand at a fraction of the cost of the true Sony. The savings was worth a chance at a cheaper battery hurting my two Sony Bodies (A57 DSLT and A77M2 DSLT)

 
5.0

The best!

By Bill

from Austin,Texas

Verified Buyer

I have two Sony dslt cameras and can't afford to have inferior products that fail just when the decisive moment arrives.

 
5.0

Excellent

By john925

from Richmond, CA

Verified Buyer

I just replaced two NP-FM500H batteries. After six years they no longer hold a charge for a reasonable amount of time. I think that's a pretty good lifespan for a lithium battery.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would purchase this product again.

By Tom

from Mentor, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Great product from SONY. Fits my A-65 and A-58 cameras.

 
5.0

Good value--quick shipping

By SemiPro

from MNPLS, MN

Verified Buyer

OEM Sony battery at a fair price--good value for $$ spent
Very fast shipping

 
5.0

Thank you

By Greg

from Goshen, Indiana

Verified Buyer

Thenk you

 
5.0

Seller more important than the battery

By Toronto Jazz Guy

from Ontario, Canada

Verified Buyer

It's a Sony battery and works just fine. But, what I really would like to compliment is B&H Photo who sold the battery (2 actually) at a much better price than I could find in Toronto and delivered it much more quickly than promised.

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