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

(based on 274 reviews)

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    (40)

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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.

Reviewed by 274 customers

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4.0

Great Battery

By Care

from Henderson, NV

Verified Buyer

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

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.

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5.0

Buy The Best

By KgN

from Putnam, NY

Verified Buyer

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

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.

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5.0

Brand Name vs Generic

By Lance C

from Dryden, NY

Verified Buyer

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

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)

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5.0

The best!

By Bill

from Austin,Texas

Verified Buyer

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

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

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5.0

Excellent

By john925

from Richmond, CA

Verified Buyer

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

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.

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5.0

I would purchase this product again.

By Tom

from Mentor, Ohio

Verified Buyer

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

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

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5.0

Good value--quick shipping

By SemiPro

from MNPLS, MN

Verified Buyer

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

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

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5.0

Thank you

By Greg

from Goshen, Indiana

Verified Buyer

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

Thenk you

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5.0

Seller more important than the battery

By Toronto Jazz Guy

from Ontario, Canada

Verified Buyer

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

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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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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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