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SonyNP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
 
4.5

(based on 437 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (279)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast charge (155)
  • Reliable (140)
  • Easy to install (119)
  • Solid construction (116)
  • Lightweight (97)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (62)
  • Short life (47)
  • Loses charge quickly (20)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Cost (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (107)
  • Back-up (102)
  • Travel (100)
  • Photography (49)
  • Professional (47)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (88), Tech savvy (54), Semi-pro photographer (39), Casual photographer (35), Film professional (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (314), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you own an NEX, you need extra JUICE!

Being an battery, there isn't a whole lot to say about it. The thing is, if you own a Sony NEX 5, you really need to carry at least one extra battery. ...Read complete review

Being an battery, there isn't a whole lot to say about it. The thing is, if you own a Sony NEX 5, you really need to carry at least one extra battery. These cameras eat electricity the way an Olds 98 went through gas. This isn't necessarily a function of the battey, but more of the camera. The LCD display and the menu jumping consume a lot of power. Another charging unit would be useful as well, to carry in the bag.

The LCD protector kit is also a must-have. For the price, you can't go wrong. Sony is suppossed to be coming out with an adaptor that snaps on the back of the camera, but until they arrive on these shores, this is a good, cheap alternative.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT the same as original - now 1020mAh

I bought this item as a spare with my Sony a7 earlier this year (Jan 2014). It was identical to the battery that came with my camera. Made in Japan, the label...Read complete review

I bought this item as a spare with my Sony a7 earlier this year (Jan 2014). It was identical to the battery that came with my camera. Made in Japan, the label on the battery says that it is "min 1020mAh" and "typ 1080mAh". Regardless, the a7 sucks the power out of these batteries in no-time. If you're shooting all day, you'll probably need at least two fully charged batteries to get through it.Last week (Jul 2014), I bought 5 more batteries using the same B&H part number as before, SONPFW50. The new batteries are different than the originals. They are noticeably lighter in weight and the back says they are rated at 1020mAh. No mention of 1080mAh. And they are made in China, not Japan. I am concerned that they will not maintain a charge as long as the original batteries I bought 6 months ago.I'm disappointed that Sony and B&H have substituted an obviously cheaper product for the same-priced original batteries that I bought earlier this year. At minimum, I think the part number and description should have been updated to reflect the difference.

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5.0

Gets the Job Done

By Aaron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Does what it needs to do.

#sweepstakes

 
4.0

Small and Light but Short Life

By Kaitlyn

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Paired with my Sony A7SII these are small and light, which make them amazing as no one likes a clunky battery. The only downside is the battery life. I use my camera for video and these last about an hour TOPS. Would recommend to carry multiple batteries on any shoot.

 
5.0

Gotta buy the original

By Jorge

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Sony batteries for the a7s are the best.
I dont like buying cheaper knockoffs for camera batteries for i've read they don't last as long.

 
4.0

Lightweight Essential.

By Travis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

They don't last long, so you have to have a bunch of them. Good thing they are light!

 
5.0

Excellent Battery

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Excellent battery. Charges quickly with the Sony wall charging unit, maintains a charge while not being used and lasts for several hundred shots in my A7ii.

 
5.0

Solid Power!

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Sony does batteries right - no issues!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You need an extra always.

By Roland

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

You always need a backup, a necessity for street and night photographers

 
4.0

its needed for Sony Alpha camras

By shaz

from Ann Arbor MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

With Sony A7RII, youre going to need to pack 4-6 of these to go through a whole day shooting. but its worth it because the camera is so light and easy to carry.(compared to other cameras with same functions)

 
5.0

Sharp!!!!

By Juan Sebastian

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

10/10!!!!!!

 
3.0

Doesn't last very long

By Steven

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

On my Sony A7s II, this will give me just over an hour of usage for video. For this reason, I purchased the grip that will hold two batteries. Sony definitely needs to improve!!

 
5.0

Buy this battery

By jonah

from Dallas, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

I recently brought this battery to go along with my Sony A7ii. I am not a professional. I take pictures as a hobby. I shoot about 100 photos a day. I use steady shot on the camera, shoot raw, and have the highest display settings on the camera. The battery will last me 4 to five days shooting this way. It's fantastic. I heard so many people put down the A7ii for bad battery life. I do not find that the case shooting as an enthusiast. Great buy!

 
5.0

THE BEST

By JR

from CIUDAD DE MEXICO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

TENER UNA PILA ADICIONAL ES LO MEJOR

 
3.0

So slow to charge

By Rodrigo

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

I like it, but takes forever to charge with original charger.

 
5.0

Would Buy Again

By George

from Citrus Heights, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

OEM Sony Battery does what it is supposed to do.

 
5.0

More expensive than knockoff types but more dependable

By baron

from Annapolis D

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

I purchased two additional Sony A7II batteries to ensure that I always have plenty of charged batteries available. The B & H price is one the best I could find for which I could be assured that I was getting an actual Sony battery and not some cheap Chinese knockoff with Sony markings put on it.

 
5.0

I needed more Sony batteries.

By Joseph

from New Orleans

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

These are Sony batteries.

 
5.0

I prefer sony battery than 3rd party batt

By Sonysta de Monterrey

from Monterrey, Mexico

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

I have a Sony a7 Camera and consumes too much energy so you really need to have an extra battery at least, and it is better buy the Sony battery, works better and fits perfect. I reccomend this battery, it's a little expensive comparing with others but worth it. I'd want more capacity than 1020mAh.

 
5.0

Battery!

By Tech2

from OK

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Does the job!

 
3.0

Short 4k battery life

By BJ Hustle

from Atlanta, Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Doesn't last that long shooting 4k on Sony A7ii. However not sure if there are any better options out there.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Real deal, made by Sony

By Malcolm

from California Central Coast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh):

Consistency across several batteries is important. I do not need to worry about battery life from one to another. Works for me!

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