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Original and Recommended
This is the original Sony battery for the Sony NEX Cameras. Works well definitely drains less than the off-brand battery that was swapped by the bait and switch outfit I bought the camera from...Read complete review
This is the original Sony battery for the Sony NEX Cameras. Works well definitely drains less than the off-brand battery that was swapped by the bait and switch outfit I bought the camera from in Brooklyn named [...] Given that the NEX is a power-hungry camera which I expect from a high-megapixel and non-optical finder type. It is a small battery compared to those for DSLR's so I guess the law physics apply. Supposedly the latest firmware upgrade for this camera reduces power consumption...a little. I would recommend at least one extra battery to carry around and more if you go on a trip that may not let you recharge. It is an expensive battery for it's size and capacity, SonyStyle's price is even more outrageous. Kudos for B&H for a very competitive price.
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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.
Reviewed by 553 customers
So much better than any aftermarket battery. OEM is the way to go. It last long and won't mess up your camera. Make sure to get the OEM charger as well!
This battery works great and last for quite a long time.
Nice compact battery, easy and quick to charge. No issues
Works great - i have 4 of these now and using them in pairs with the grip for extra shooting time. If you are thinking about buying cheaper knock-offs, those work too (i have tried them) but they don't last as long in my experience and may fail on you as they are not as reliable.
After buying the Sony battery grip for my aR7 Mark II, these batteries are gems. With the two batteries loaded in the grip, I shot all day Saturday and only went through one battery- just one of the two!! So I think they must work synergistically in the grip. I definitely notice more rapid battery use with just one on board the camera. Great purchase!
Original Sony battery that show percentage of power remaining.
The battery came quickly and after a few hours of charging, worked well. They're small and don't last that long, so, my advice is to buy several.
Great price for this batteries
Need extra batteries
extra batteries are a must; good Sony product
Wish they supplied more juice to the camera.
Holds the charge like the Original Sony Battery
Lost prior battery and got the same battery for my camera.
This is like ink cartridges, a ploy to get more money out of you. But what choices do you have? None, that's right. Stick with the Sony brand, because peace of mind has no price.
Good batteries but battery life could be better
Keeps the camera going.
This battery seems to last longer than the one that came with the camera!
The price drop figured into my buy.
Not much to say but, hey, it's the real battery. Given how easy it is to get knockoffs on other sites, it's nice to know you can be guaranteed the real Sony battery.
great batteries for my sony a7sii i have many of them
Keeps the charge. Not sure how many I need for a long session