The new NP-FW50 battery

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Yadex, May 8, 2014.

  1. Yadex

    Yadex TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    I guess sony is trying to avoid does cheap imitation form china, this is the one that came with my a6000
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  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    I noticed the battery for my a6000 is much lighter than my nex5. Shows how fast battery tech moves forward!


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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    But still "the same battery" in terms of dimensions, specifications, uses the same chargers, would work in the NEX models, etc, right?
     
  4. Yadex

    Yadex TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    Yes
     
  5. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    There are a number of cheap aftermarket batteries as an alternative to the Sony battery. Can anyone recommend a brand that they've had good experience with?
    My bundle came with an extra battery. But it weighs significantly less than the the new Sony one in my a6000!
    No faith in this unknown brand battery!
    I need several batteries for a long bike tour.
     
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Wait, is this a display on the battery? Also, does that mean my older batteries (Sony and / or third party) no longer work in new Sony cameras?
     
  7. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Same interior...different exterior

    Not to worry Poki...they will all work the same.
    That isn't a display, but a reflective decal.

    I have both the newer one that came with my A6000 and the older ones that you are referring to.

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  8. Bill

    Bill TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
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  9. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
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    William
    Thanks Bill for sharing your blob link. :)
     
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yeah, I wouldn't buy a Sony battery either. They sell for about €50 here, while you can get a third party battery with almost the same capacity for less than €20.
     
  11. MizOre

    MizOre TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 18, 2014
    Nicaragua
    The one that came with my A6000 (bought in the US) was the same and weighs 1.5 oz. to the other batteries 2 oz. (one in an A3000 bought in Nicaragua and two batteries bought from the Sony store in Managua, Nicaragua, and one battery bought in the US from the store that sold me the A6000. All work fine in either camera and the charger I bought in Nicaragua. In Managua, the Sony batteries were $16 US (roughly) and appear to be original Sony batteries. Think the US store battery price was closer to $50.
     
  12. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    As long as Sony doesn't forbid us to buy and use third party batteries, I'm fine. Seriously, that's just a bad business practice.
     
  13. jade_monkey07

    jade_monkey07 TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 24, 2013
    I bought a bunch from dx.com and ebay. No more than 10$ a piece, some only 5$ 6 batteries In total, all different listings and "brands" Only one of the ebay ones wouldn't work. Most are much lighter than the sony one. But have a higher mAh rating. And do out perform the sony.
    So far my opinion is buy away. Theyre so cheap you cant go wrong!
     
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  14. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    This brings me to a question: Why are third party batteries almost always much lighter than genuine Sony ones? Anybody knows the technical reasons behind this?

    As for capacity, the third party ones I bought seem to only hold about 80% of the capacity of Sony ones, but for less than half the price, I'm willing to take them.
     
  15. jade_monkey07

    jade_monkey07 TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 24, 2013
    I was specifically searching for ones with a longer life (mAh) I believe the Sony ones were 1200. I was buying 1500 to 1800. If my sony one ever dies ill dissect it for science and the non functioning ebay one to see what they're made of