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    Posted: 23 June 2019 at 07:18
Can anyone recommend a 3rd party battery for the NP-FW50?
I've bought the DSTE Brand rated @ 2000mAh and I only got 150 shots whereas the Sony rated @ 1000mAh gave me 250 shots
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I prefer using original Sony branded batteries, but I got a Wasabi NP-FW50 with a second hand camera I bought and it performs flawlessly. It works in my A6000 and my A7r2. I do not see major differences between the Wasabi and the Sony ones - but I did not do any real testing, just using it in the rotation of batteries.
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I find ex-pro and Duracell ones to be quite good.
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I've had good results from Ansmann on the A58 - no obvious difference in behaviour from the original Sony battery. I assume you've read my thread. I know there was a previous thread on this (A mount) but I can't find it.
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Hi Miranda
thank you I'm looking at E mount 3rd party batteries. I've used A mount replacements and funnily enough I've found DSTE to be very good as a 500 replacement
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Don't use third party batteries. Period. They may start out working as well as the manufacturer's batteries, but they usually have reduced lifespans, compatibility issues with the camera as they age, and can be prone to swelling. So in the end, you don't actually save money. You bought a nice camera, now spend the few extra dollars and get the real battery.
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Can't agree I've used 3rd Party batteries on my A mount cameras for years without any problems. You don't actually think Sony manufactures their own batteries do you
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Originally posted by Dave18 Dave18 wrote:

Can't agree I've used 3rd Party batteries on my A mount cameras for years without any problems. You don't actually think Sony manufactures their own batteries do you

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Originally posted by Dave18 Dave18 wrote:

You don't actually think Sony manufactures their own batteries do you

Yes. Sony released the first commercial Li-ion battery. Sony is one of the biggest Li-ion manufacturers. They make Li-ion batteries for many other companies' products.

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Originally posted by jvandegr jvandegr wrote:

Don't use third party batteries. Period. They may start out working as well as the manufacturer's batteries, but they usually have reduced lifespans, compatibility issues with the camera as they age, and can be prone to swelling. So in the end, you don't actually save money. You bought a nice camera, now spend the few extra dollars and get the real battery.
It very much depends of the quality of the company. Companies like Wasabi of Jupio seem quite reliable. If you want to be sure, yes, stuck with OEM batteries. That is what I do, but third party batteries do not necessary be worse - but it usually are more expensive brands....
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

Originally posted by Dave18 Dave18 wrote:

You don't actually think Sony manufactures their own batteries do you

Yes. Sony released the first commercial Li-ion battery. Sony is one of the biggest Li-ion manufacturers. They make Li-ion batteries for many other companies' products.


Apparently they sold the Li-Ion battery business to Murata in 2016. According to Eletimes they're not in the top ten now. Samsung and Panasonic are at the top. Tesla are fifth! Maybe the division are still big in camera batteries, perhaps.
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Ha! Just reading that as you posted the link!
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In my 2006 textbook of electrochemistry, Sony led the Li-Ion & Li-Pol techs and Sanyo led the NiMH (also Li-types) at the time. Then Sony sold its Li-production to Murata and Sanyo was acquired by Panasonic, so that the Eletimes's list seems legit.
Nowadays, the quality gap of battery cells among manufacturers is relatively small. The importance is the battery circuit board which controls the discharge and communication with the camera.
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