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WatsonNP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
 
4.5

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

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    (6)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Highly compatible (11)
  • Fast charge (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home movies (16)
  • HD shooting (9)
  • Shooting indoors (9)
  • Shooting outdoors (9)
  • Professional (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (16), Film professional (9), Aspiring film maker (5), Parent (4), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't beat Sony

This was to have an additional Sony battery for my camera. I almost didn't need one as the original one I bought with the same (exact same battery) just seems to last forever....Read complete review

This was to have an additional Sony battery for my camera. I almost didn't need one as the original one I bought with the same (exact same battery) just seems to last forever. I can go to a school event and record an entire show and never have to worry about running out of battery life--even if it's not fully charged. I run out of memory on the camera before I worry about battery. It does stick out a little but is so worth it to have the long battery life.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For the price.. Not the performance.

First off, I was considering returning the battery as defective the first time I used it. It may even be a defective unit? It did not register a full charge even after it...Read complete review

First off, I was considering returning the battery as defective the first time I used it. It may even be a defective unit? It did not register a full charge even after it was plugged in for two days. My Sony FDR AX100 battery life data shows it one bar from full charge and the light on the camera never turns green from amber to indicate a full charge. It lasted, at best %50 percent of the lifetime of the same size Sony NP-FV70 it struggles to substitute. The big reason I did not return it... PRICE. If it gets me half the life of the stock unit and costs half the price.. whatever. I shoot motorsports events and the original battery was running low about an hour to soon to finish the day. So now I push this junk battery as long as I can (about two hours with viewfinder open for a good portion), then plug in the sony version battery, and I'm good for the rest of the day. So it works for me as a cheap back up but, If your looking for the life and performance of the unit it's attempting to replace, it simple doesn't come close.

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5.0

Works

By tiagratim

from Chicagoland

Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

This battery works great with my Sony FDR AX33. So far no issues. The charger is also great, charging this battery and the Sony original quite well. For the price it's a great product.

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2.0

Not impressed

By desorbophoto

from Clifton Park NY

Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

Using on my Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam. I now know why its half the cost of the Sony battery... Its only half as good.

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5.0

Great battery pack

By avoidpaper

from Farmington Hills, MI

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

    Works great with the camera

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    • No

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    2.0

    Low cost...but not comparable performance

    By Flying Pig Producer

    from North Florida

    About Me Film Professional, Pro Vid, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Low Initial Cost

    Cons

    • Does Not Perform At 100

    Best Uses

    • Backup Spare

    Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

    I purchased a pair of these batteries in hopes that they would perform in a similar manner to the similar rated Sony NP-FC70. These batteries do not. On a recent production these batteries were cycled through the camera and back to the charger when the levels reached 25% of capacity. When removed from the charger, which indicated a 100% charge, the camera indicated only a 93% charge on the pack. I would expect such a loss in an older battery, but not a brand new unit. The "kit" battery included with the camera - a Sony InfoLithium - does not suffer from any charge loss yet and shows 100% charge when moved from the charger to the camera.

    There is an initial cost savings on these packs, but if they do not perform in a similar fashion to the similar Sony packs, there is no advantage long term to purchasing these low coast batteries.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Abie

    from Woodbridge, CT

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

      For my camcorder, The price since it seems similar in quality to the Sony brand.

      So far, there is nothing negative about the product

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      • No

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      3.0

      GET THE SONY INSTEAD

      By Geoval

      from Miami

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

          YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. LASTS 30-40% LESS THAN THE SONY EQUIVALENT.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Long lasting

          By The Professor

          from Boston, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

            Fast charging and long-lasting power supply. Used frequently for on-location shoots where power is limited.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Better than expected

            By Jack

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting

              Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

              Better than expected lower cost alternative

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              • No

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              3.0

              For the price.. Not the performance.

              By Beaver

              from NJ

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap

              Cons

              • Very Poor Life
              • Wont Register Full Charge

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors
              • Travel

              Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

              First off, I was considering returning the battery as defective the first time I used it. It may even be a defective unit? It did not register a full charge even after it was plugged in for two days. My Sony FDR AX100 battery life data shows it one bar from full charge and the light on the camera never turns green from amber to indicate a full charge. It lasted, at best %50 percent of the lifetime of the same size Sony NP-FV70 it struggles to substitute. The big reason I did not return it... PRICE. If it gets me half the life of the stock unit and costs half the price.. whatever. I shoot motorsports events and the original battery was running low about an hour to soon to finish the day. So now I push this junk battery as long as I can (about two hours with viewfinder open for a good portion), then plug in the sony version battery, and I'm good for the rest of the day. So it works for me as a cheap back up but, If your looking for the life and performance of the unit it's attempting to replace, it simple doesn't come close.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good option for backup

              By Tiru

              from NJ

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                Using this as supplement to Sony battery and is lot cheaper than Sony brand

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great value...works perfect!

                By Big Bruce

                from Victorville California

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                  I expected this battery to perform somewhat like the price would suggest, Good value and ok performance. I was really surprised to find the battery was as good as the OEM at a fraction of the cost.

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                  4.0

                  Great but not as good.

                  By axiomiat

                  from Ventura, CA

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                    In my experience with this battery vs the original sony battery, this one drains faster. It's an excellent extra battery. I use it while the other is charging.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great item

                    By crispic

                    from nj

                    Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                    Last long that I tough

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                    4.0

                    Works like the name brand

                    By macombs

                    from Lexington, KY

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                      backup battery for long recordings

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very good

                      By Florida Video Guy

                      from Miami Beach, FL

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting

                        Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                        Great time for LED Light..

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Wow.... great service!!!!!

                        By davemakesitmove

                        from Canada

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                          Ordered the battery on a Monday afternoon and received it Wednesday morning. The battery fit perfectly and works great. I'll definitely buy photo gear from B&H again.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Affordable compromise

                          By Butch_M

                          from Lock Haven, PA

                          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Shorter Performance

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                            Good battery. Less expensive than the name brand. It rarely lasts as long as the specs indicate it should. Though longer than the standard battery. For the price, it is a decent backup battery for long days or emergencies.

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                            4.0

                            Maybe

                            By Loki

                            from Chicago, Illinois

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                                We use this as a back up battery for my Sony NX-30. Overall works well but the battery life seems a little light!!

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery

                                By Charley

                                from Hawaiian Beaches

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Lightweight
                                • Produces High Quality Film

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Documentaries
                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                                  The NP-FV70 Battery for my Sony Camcorder worked flawlessly on our trip to Safari West wild animal
                                  resort. This battery appeared to loose charge less rapidly than the origional Sony battery that sells
                                  for double or more.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  works as promised

                                  By Husker Fan

                                  from Nebraska

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Recharge
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                  • Sticks Out A Little Far

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh):

                                    Attached easily to camcorder for charging and use. Excellent battery life so far.

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                                    • No

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