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I purchased an Alpha 65 about a month ago. Amazing camera! Only drawback was this battery. The stats say it will only take 560 images on the LCD screen on a charge. This...Read complete review
I purchased an Alpha 65 about a month ago. Amazing camera! Only drawback was this battery. The stats say it will only take 560 images on the LCD screen on a charge. This is bad for me, seeing as how I bought this camera to move into shooting weddings. Where you will be literally taking thousands of pictures. So I was kinda bummed thinking about how many extra batteries I would be buying. Well I shot a model shoot today for over an hour. Took 593 images and still had 93% battery left! Absolutely awesome! So I'm just saying that this battery will power through taking a heck of a lot more pictures than what Sony states. Hope this helps anyone on the fence of buying the camera or this battery!
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right battery for the wrong camera or vice versa
I was forced to buy this battery for my alpha 55 SLT camera, since the battery that came with the camera lasted on for approx 400 shots (this was as mentioned by sony,...Read complete review
I was forced to buy this battery for my alpha 55 SLT camera, since the battery that came with the camera lasted on for approx 400 shots (this was as mentioned by sony, no surprises) with 18-55 kit lens. I was going on a vacation and was not sure if I would have the option to recharge the battery regularly. The other features of the camera were nice so I just didn't care much about the battery life at that time. I am repenting now!! Now, with the new 70400G lens which I have purchased, the battery lasts hardly for 200 shots!!!!! Its my bad. I didn't give enough consideration to battery life. This is a good battery for point and shoot cameras BUT not for SLR/SLT/NEX cameras!! Please make note of this, before deciding to buy these cameras!!! I am learning it the hard way I have heard that sony is coming up with new models in the near future which have a different battery and give excellent battery life. But I am screwed!! After so much investment I can't even go to a different brand ($1000 for camera+$1600 for lens$80 for battery)
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Turn off Wi-Fi to extend battery life.
Comments about Sony Rechargeable Battery Pack:
I bought my a6000 in 2015. I was looking for a light weight camera that could take great pictures. I soon realized that a single charge did not last very long. I could only get about 2 hours from the battery. After watching a Gary Fong video, I learned you can extend the battery life by putting the camera in Airplane mode. This will turn off the Wi-Fi. the Wi-Fi uses the battery to search for network connections.
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Camera returns error to turn OFF, then ON again.
When the camera is first turned ON, or awakes from sleep, the first photo will fail, returning a camera error with this battery. You must turn the camera OFF, then ON again. Extremely annoying. I suspect that it can't deliver enough current to truly boot the camera up and allow it to process the shot. Surprising that it is a Sony battery. Don't buy.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Extra battery is handy
from Philadelphia, PA
I took my Sony NEX6 camera with this spare battery to Yellowstone national park. This battery came in very handy during full day of photo and video shooting.
These batteries are a bit too expensive and do not last for long periods of time if left in the camera. purchased this one for a backup.
Must have for Alpha owners!!!
I have 4 of these original Sony batteries. I also use third party batteries too and they don't last as long as the Sony's. I can get between 400-500 shots with my A57 and A77. Save yourself the headache and spend the extra money on the Sony batteries.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Asheville, NC
I bought 2 extra batteries last May (2012) and one will only take a charge up to 56% and the other up to 34%. Very disappointing.
INITIAL PERFORMANCE GOOD
from NEW JERSEY
About Me Casual Photographer
EVERYTHING FINE AT THIS POINT
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(13 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
Battery Life is terrible
When I first purchased this camera, the battery probably lasted about 50 photos. I've had this camera roughly a year now and the battery life is down to 20-30 photos. When using a flash, the battery life numbers should be cut in half. Today after fully charging the battery all night, I took five pictures using the flash and the battery was down to 19%. It is ridiculous, please make an add-on battery pack for this camera. I don't normally post reviews but specifically created a Sony account here so I could post this.
Battery Life NEX cameras
I have a NEX 5K for a year now. Purchased an extra battery soon after getting the camera. Just returned from 3 week in Africa and prior to leaving purchased another battery. This gave me 2 while on game drives and one back in camp charging. Most of the time, the battery lasted for 8 hours of of the 2 game drives. Only twice did I have to swap batteries during a game drive. No power at night to charge the batteries. Most of my photography is stills not movies. No matter what camera you own, digital photography uses battery power. One should have no less than 2 batteries to insure you have power during your days picture taking.
The life is too short.
from Atlanta, GA.
The battery can not last one day use.But you have no other choice.
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