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    3rd party battery for NEX

    3rd party batteries for NEX are available < $20 incl. shipping

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=NP-...4.l1513&_pgn=1

    It's funny, if price for this battery is $40-$50 if other dealers offer original Sony battery for $32 (... hehe, up til $99.99 - toc-toc-toc)

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    The 3rd party battery has about %15 less energy density, so will likely run down faster. But it is half as much so for the same money you'd get more overall capacity in two of the cheap batteries than one of the genuine ones.

    Seeing the genuine sony for only $32 is really nice to see as well.

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    No. Wrong.

    Sony battery = 1020mAh
    3rd party = 1080mAh oooooor 1500mAh (!!!)

    1500mAh battery = $15 + $2 shipping !

    Sony = $28.50 - $99.99 :-( ... all prices incl. shipping



    I'm using a lot of 3rd party batteries (Canon 550D, Lumix GH1, Fuji W1, Canon IXUS100 ...)
    Nearly ALL of them are better (or equal) than original - price 1/4 - 1/10 :-)
    Last edited by hot; 3rd August 2010 at 08:01.

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    Christmas gifts (hehe)

    Battery for NEX3/NEX5/A33/A55 ...

    from China without shipping $ 3.99 = 3

    local dealer 99.95 = $ 131





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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    Compare the weight of the after-market batteries to the original. That will give you some indication of the capacity. If the new battery weighs 2/3's of the original, you shouldn't expect the same capacity as the original.
    --Alan

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    I'm using ~ 20 third party batteries for different cameras - price $4 - $12. Delivered from 20 different resellers Honkong/China and surrounding area.
    EACH battery is same/or higher capacity like original for 10x-20x price. Some expensive original batteries are "Made in China"! Perhaps same machines ...

    Also above battery for my NEX5/A55 :-) Same working chip ... same display of power.

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    I have 2 Sony Batteries, 1 Wasabi, 1 Chinese (same black/blue label as two messages up).

    The prices I paid for these off brands are much less than Sony.
    Performance however is roughly proportional to the battery mass.
    Often makes no practical difference to me EXCEPT when I'm shooting in cold weather (i.e. below -10C).
    Your Mileage May Vary.

    Sony 1: 57.5g
    Sony 2: 57.3g
    Wasabi: 40.0g
    Other: 39.1g

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    Re: 3rd party battery for NEX

    >6 years and Sony have kept the same battery for the E mount cams!

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