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4.5

(based on 553 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (356)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (141)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

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

 

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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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.

Reviewed by 553 customers

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5.0

Perfect

By Ben

from Undisclosed

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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!

 
5.0

Great!

By Noonsnoozer

from Truckee, CA

Verified Buyer

This battery works great and last for quite a long time.

 
4.0

Compact Battery

By bigcatshooter

from OOB, Maine

Verified Buyer

Nice compact battery, easy and quick to charge. No issues

 
5.0

Works great and MUCH needed !

By AP

from Phoenix, AZ

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

Strength in Numbers!

By Stephanie

from Undisclosed

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!

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Alain

from Montreal, Canada

Verified Buyer

Original Sony battery that show percentage of power remaining.

 
4.0

Needed battery

By Larry

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

Yes i would buy this a few more times

By Ruben

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Great price for this batteries

 
5.0

Great battery

By Richard

from Washington DC

Verified Buyer

Need extra batteries

 
5.0

extra batteries are a must

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

extra batteries are a must; good Sony product

 
3.0

They good.

By Stephen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Wish they supplied more juice to the camera.

 
5.0

Works well

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Holds the charge like the Original Sony Battery

 
5.0

Recommended battery for my model camera

By Marilyn

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Lost prior battery and got the same battery for my camera.

 
3.0

poor performances, very pricey

By Daniel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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.

 
4.0

Battery Life

By Zachary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Good batteries but battery life could be better

 
5.0

It's a battery

By Deyne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Keeps the camera going.

 
5.0

Good Battery

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

This battery seems to last longer than the one that came with the camera!
The price drop figured into my buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Authentic battery for Sony a6000

By Josh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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.

 
5.0

yes i would buy it again

By Luisrestrepo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

great batteries for my sony a7sii i have many of them

 
5.0

Battery for new camera

By Ralph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Keeps the charge. Not sure how many I need for a long session

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