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

(based on 519 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (331)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 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

BUY! Always need more batteries.

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Why second guess, you know you will need more batteries! Great product.

 
5.0

Necessary accessory

By Rafael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Necessary accessory for a6500 (and other a6xxx cameras).

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great Back-up!

 
5.0

Good spare battery

By Ryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Battery comes packaged really well, it will be a great addition to my camera gear.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Donald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I have three.......love them.

 
3.0

Super expensive. Hopefully there's a reason

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Low mAh compared to third party batteries, but supposedly handles heat better. Who knows. It's darn expensive though compared to other batteries. I would hope its shelf life is longer than 3rd party batteries. I will stick to this battery though for heat dissipation on sony a6500 - assuming that's true, Sony!

Maybe someone can give me a thumbs down and tell me whether or not this battery really does do a better job of heat management. I'll be happy to change my star count!

 
4.0

I would buy battery again

By Juan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good battery but need a few of them for filming, only lasts about an hour or two at the most.

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By Mario

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great battery! Holds a good charge.

 
5.0

Purchase on brand for A6500

By Susan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

These batteries are great and don't overheat too much, unlike the offbrand ones. A must have for the Sony A6500.

 
5.0

nice n small

By Ted

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

very nice to have back up.

 
4.0

yes

By Sunil

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Prize the products OK

 
5.0

always good to have extra Original ones

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

A must buy, dont wait, just get one. works amazing. dont know why I waited so long.

 
4.0

good backup for extend photo shoot

By photo03

from Springfield, Ma

Verified Buyer

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

Use this for my Sony RX10 iii camera

 
5.0

Life Saver

By John

from Undisclosed

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

I own the Sony a6500. It's a great camera, except the battery. The last time the battery died and I couldn't waste anymore time waiting for it to charge and the extra battery saved it. Fits perfectly and since this is an official Sony product I could rely on it like I would with the batter that came in the box. Oh and thank you B&H for putting this in the recommended section or else I would have never found this.

 
4.0

Very good!

By Otavio

from Undisclosed

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

It is very good, but it should last longer.

 
5.0

Good but need more life.

By Don

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Good product but wish that they could pack more life in each battery. I have to carry 5.

 
3.0

Light weight and works for a while

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

The battery works well, but like all Sony batteries this size they will only last you an hour or two under average shooting conditions. I keep 7 on hand for my two Sony cameras.

 
5.0

Excellent

By AJ

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

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

Always good to have an extra battery. Sony makes a high quality battery. More expensive than a third-party version but you know what you are getting.

 
5.0

I was so happy with the results I got a extra one .

By Andres

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Battery works great ! Charges fast, and last for a while .

 
3.0

Needs Improvement As to Battery Life

By Genida

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Wish it takes more shots. Sony needs to work on a longer life for their batteries before recharging.

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