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Jan 31, 2016 15:50 |  #1

Has anyone tried the third party batteries for Sony cameras from places like AliExpress? My Sony RX100 takes a NP-BX1 battery which costs over $40 CAD whereas I can pick up the generic ones for about $5 on AliExpress.




  
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Feb 09, 2016 09:54 |  #2

I use Wasabi Power batteries in my a7S, can't tell the difference between them and OEM.


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Feb 12, 2016 12:48 |  #3

I've used maximal power branded ones on my a7r and 5d3 without issue


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i had horrible luck with Wasabis.


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nekrosoft13 wrote in post #17929453 (external link)
i had horrible luck with Wasabis.

How many did you try? I have 4, all work perfectly.


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EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17929714 (external link)
How many did you try? I have 4, all work perfectly.

two, they hold charge for about 100-150 shots, will try contacting wasabi, maybe i got bad ones.


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nekrosoft13 wrote in post #17929968 (external link)
two, they hold charge for about 100-150 shots, will try contacting wasabi, maybe i got bad ones.

That definitely sounds like it to me. I've been using mostly Wasabi Power batteries in all of my cameras for years now and I think I've only had 1 that was ever faulty with a shorter lifespan. I have noticed a weird issue with the Wasabi's compared to the OEM in that if left in the camera with the camera off they seem to discharge faster over the course of a few days than the OEM ones do, but because the OEM ones also discharge while in the off camera I've already gotten in the habit of taking the battery out when I leave the camera sitting for a few days.


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Mar 30, 2016 09:31 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #8

I bought some third party ones from a seller on Amazon 2x batteries for £20. last just as well as the originals.


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