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WatsonNP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh)
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Durable (16)
  • Good value (16)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Reliable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (19)
  • Back-up (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Sports/action (11)
  • Family photos (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again and again

I've just acquired a SONY 77 II and of course I'd recomend it to any one. I bought a spare battery to make sure I wouldn't be surprised while away from home. I'm still...Read complete review

I've just acquired a SONY 77 II and of course I'd recomend it to any one. I bought a spare battery to make sure I wouldn't be surprised while away from home. I'm still getting used to its many many features, but what I've seen so far tells me that its simply a fantastic equipment. I'm moving from my previous camera, a SONY Alfa 100, and the difference is extraordinary. I'm sorry, but I don't know what else to say. I hope this can be useful for something.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worthless

When i bought these I expected a battery pack that would actually fit in my camera. When I have to use pliers to remove the battery pack from my camera I am not impressed...Read complete review

When i bought these I expected a battery pack that would actually fit in my camera. When I have to use pliers to remove the battery pack from my camera I am not impressed with the quality. I own a @700 and the original battery pack fits like a glove. This pack need to hammered inn and pulled back out again. Sorry guys. This is not acceptable and it is not even worth the one star that I was forced to give it.

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4.0

Good Battery

By MMADphotos.com

from Tabernacle, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

This is a great battery. I purchased 4 of them. I do wish it had a bit more power. Although the battery is important..........it's also important to know what it is your camera/lens are doing. Continuous AF, 600mm vs. 18mm make a huge difference and each factor uses more or less power. But compared to Nikon batteries etc........it does take less pics which is the only reason i'm give 4 stars.

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5.0

Great Battery For The Price

By Kaijukev

from Cheektowaga, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • No Cons Very Happy

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

Very long lasting battery (compatible to Sony"

Please don't let the name or price fool you. Order as many as you can. You will be very pleased at how many images you can take on a fully charged battery.

I counter almost 500 images before charging is needed.

Highly recommended to anyone who takes a-lot of pictures.

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4.0

Great low-cost alternative

By David Jonas

from Chattanooga, TN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lower Price

Cons

  • Slightly Lower Capacity

Best Uses

    Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

    I purchased this battery for use in my Sony A77ii. Comparing it to the original Sony branded battery, I can find no significant differences in construction.

    This battery is rated for 1500mAh, vice the Sony's 1600mAh, and 11.1Wh versus 11.5Wh. This difference in specification results in a slightly lower number of shots per charge, but considering the difference in price, it's absolutely worth it.

    I have run into no issues with the camera recognizing the battery and it charges in what appears to be a slightly lower amount of time, obviously due to the slightly lower capacity.

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    5.0

    Nice replacement for my Sony

    By Zodiac

    from Mississauga Ontario Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

      I like it

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good third party battery

      By Curt

      from El Cajon CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

        I bought this battery for my Sony DSLR. The original name brand was more expensive. This Watson battery is good. Quality not equal to original, but good enough. Keep this battery charged as a backup when on a photographic venture, when excessive shooting is expected. Better safe than sorry. I would recommend this battery to others needing a good inexpensive battery.

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        5.0

        Superb replacement.

        By Todd

        from Towson, MD

        Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

        I bought this battery as a replacement for my Sony a300 dslr camera. I am very pleased with its functioning thus far. I will definitely be ordering another as a spare. Charge life has been the same if not better than the original. I would highly recommend this battery to anyone who needs a replacement or just as an extra to have on hand.

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        5.0

        Don't second guess, get it!

        By MC36

        from NC

        Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

        This is my 4th Watson battery I've purchased. They are reliable, have good lasting power and are completely compatible with my Sony equipment. Well worth the cost saving over the OME products. Don't second guess, buy it!

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        5.0

        Great spare for the Sony A77II

        By Bob H.

        from Sarasota Fl.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Last's All Day
        • Perfect fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

          Great battery as a back up or piggy-back in the vertical grip. Works just as good as OEM, half the price. If needed, I'll buy more !! Thanks B&H for speedy delivery.

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          5.0

          Good value - works great!

          By World Travel - Ing

          from Groton, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

            I wanted a back-up battery for my new Sony A58. I take a lot of photos and find myself running out of power too quickly. This batter seems to work well. Have taken many photos with it and am pleased so far. Also, it's less expensive.

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            5.0

            Quality by Watson

            By Just a photographer

            from Dublin, Oh

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                It is obvious that this battery came out of the same machine which produced the Sony branded item. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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                5.0

                Good Battery

                By Rick

                from Pfafftown, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                    As good as the Sony battery but cheaper. I need several batteries to keep going. This is a keeper.

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                    5.0

                    Good Buy

                    By Dave - Avid photographer

                    from Pueblo West, CO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                      I am an avid photographer and 2 things I hate to do are miss a shot due and waste money. I have three of these batteries and they work fine for my purposes although I have not had them a long time to testify to their longivity.

                      I like that they are less expensive than the Sony branded battery thus allowing me to have 3 for backup.

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                      5.0

                      Works just as well as Sony's

                      By Dash66

                      from Beaver, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                      I have two of these and two of Sony's version, and I still can't notice a difference between them, either by how they fit in the camera (A77ii), or how long they last. Only difference is the Watson name on the label. As long as it continues working this well (and I have no reason after 6 months to doubt that it will) My next batteries for my camera will be Watson as well.

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                      5.0

                      NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack

                      By Johno

                      from uk

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                          Excellent quality, does exactly what it says on the tin.

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                          4.0

                          Work well and at lower cost

                          By Bob

                          from NC

                          Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                          Although we haven't had these batteries for long they seem to hold their charge well and perform at the same level as the one that came with the new camera they are being used in. In addition they cost less than many of the brands.

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                          5.0

                          Pleasantly surprised!

                          By Ol' Pop Bear

                          from Bishop, California

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A Great Way To Save Money

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Save Money Equal Quality

                            Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                            I bought this battery as an inexpensive spare battery for the battery grip on my Sony a77-II. nI had read that 3rd party batteries lacked the ability to communicate with the camera. This battery accurately conveys charge level and works perfectly. I cannot notice any difference in performance compared to the Sony battery, which is 2-1/2 times the cost!

                            Thanks B&H for offering a great alternative to high prices!

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                            4.0

                            Great backup battery

                            By Gabriel

                            from Virginia Beach, VA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great value

                            Cons

                            • Bad Fit Wvello Hand Grip

                            Best Uses

                            • All around use
                            • Great Backup

                            Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                            This thing holds the charge as well as the OEM counterpart at half the price. I bought two of these and have no major complaints. Only gripe is that, for some reason, I have a difficult time fitting these into the battery cradle of the Vello hand grip for the Sony A77II. The OEM batteries fit perfectly, the Watson batteries require some kind technique and/or magic touch to click into the holder. It can be somewhat a pain to install. Other than that, this battery does that it is supposed to do. Charge!

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                            5.0

                            Great replacement

                            By Evalano

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                              I have been buying Watson batteries rather than the twice as expensive Sony's and they work great. I have had trouble with after market batteries in the past, but not these guys. These are awesome.

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                              5.0

                              Very good battery

                              By TC

                              from Hagerstown MD

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                  I purchased two of these batteries as spares for my Sony a58. They hold a charge as well if not better than my Sony batteries.

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                                  4.0

                                  Meets expectations

                                  By veggie man

                                  from SW Florida

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Watson NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1500mAh):

                                  Just 4 stars ONLY because I have had it just 1 week. It appears to be working just as well as the Sony OEM battery

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