Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Sony NP-FW50 (Compatible with Alpha a7, a7 II, a7R, a7R II, a7S, a7S II, a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300, a6500, NEX-5T, Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and more)
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|Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (White)
|Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
|Foto&Tech IR Wireless Remote Control for Sony Alpha Cameras A9, A7R II, A7 II, A7 A7R A7S A6500 A6300 A6000 A55 A65 A77 A99 A900 A700 A580 A560 A550 A500 A450 A390 A380, NEX-7 NEX-6 NEX-5T NEX-5R
The Wasabi Power battery and charger kit includes 2 batteries and one charger with a European plug and car adapter. All items meet or exceed OEM standards and come with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.
Batteries replace: Sony NP-FW50
Charger replaces: Sony BC-VW1, BC-TRW
Compatible with the following Sony models:
Alpha a7 (ILCE-7)
Alpha a7 II (ILCE-7M2)
Alpha a7R (ILCE-7R)
Alpha a7R II (ILCE-7RM2)
Alpha a7S (ILCE-7S)
Alpha a7S II (ILCE-7SM2)
Alpha a3000 (ILCE-3000)
Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
Alpha a5100 (ILCE-5100)
Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)
Alpha a6300 (ILCE-6300)
Alpha a6500 (ILCE-6500)
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10M2 (RX10 II)
Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Most helpful customer reviews
91 of 95 people found the following review helpful.
great Wasabi Power Batteries for my Sony A6000
By fototaker Tony
I purchased this after reading the many reviews written by others, and on another battery+charger for my Sony A6000. I was very hesitant due to some poor reviews citing battery discharging even when not used, etc. I got the order quickly and tested them right off. After using and charging them for a few days, I was content enough about their functioning well and in gusty cold condition even, that I put aside the original batteries purchased when I got my A6000 (1 Sony original and a ProMaster generic). These batteries charge slightly faster in the charger and maintain their battery use levels as well as the originals I had purchased. I am truly happy. At one point of a busy shoot day, the battery lasted over four hours of shooting, camera on/off constantly, and even a few flash pixs, and still had a bit of juice remaining! That would not be the case as compared to the original batteries, all dying within two hours no matter what, and even LESS in cold weather. I am indeed happy with these and appreciate the honest truthful reviews written by others enabling me to make an intelligent decision!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Don't be fooled by the hype
By W. Perry
The batteries work fine initially, (although read at 100% for too long and then rapidly decline, overall life appeared to be normal) but then after 5-10 charge cycles, they are clearly showing their true colors.
I bought four of these, and all show the same characteristics. After several cycles of use, overall life declines greatly, as does dependability. Battery life percentage as seen from the camera will roll up and down, depending on the load on the batteries (50% one minute, then 70%, then 30%, then back to 50%). This happens on both my a6000 and a7ii.
Also, and most importantly, related to the previous issue, they will sometimes deplete unexpectedly. If you're using these batteries, you can't let them go below 30% charge, or they might die suddenly. Not only do you risk missing a crucial shot, but having a battery die in the middle of a write to your memory card can result in a corrupted card, and lost photos.
Stock Sony batteries are vastly superior, even after 50+ charge cycles. I previously had bought some cheap Ezopower batteries for about the same price as these, (four of those as well), which are much better behaved. Their overall life has diminished more than the Sony batteries do, but they have never suffered from the charge state instability exhibited by the Wasabi batteries. Unfortunately Ezopower no longer appears to sell them.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Works Like Original Sony Batteries, EXCEPT Won't Release From Battery Compartment
By San Jo Say
Overall, the batteries work fine on my Sony RX10 mark ii. I did not do a photo count to test the battery life of these batteries versus the original Sony batteries.
The only problem is, the batteries I received were too thick on the sides. This is due to the clamp shell of the battery casing not meeting and aligning properly. If you see the photos below, the Sony battery (it has a hologram logo) is 1.25" wide, and the Wasabi is 1.262" wide. This is not a lot, but enough to snag the inside of the battery compartment. When I try to remove the Wasabi battery, the spring is not strong enough to pop the battery out. I needed a tweezer to pry the battery out. NOT FUN when swapping batteries on the field.
If you see the last photo, the Wasabi is on the left. The original Sony is on the right. On the top edge of the casing, you see the Wasabi clamp shell is misaligned. That's where the extra 0.012" comes from. This is not a design problem or manufacture problem. But during assembly the two plastic shells were not joined properly. Also the quality control people did not reject these two batteries they sent to me.
Maybe you'll get a better batch, and the batteries will not have this misalignment issue. Or maybe your Sony camera has a bigger battery compartment, and the Wasabi batteries will release fine.
However, they did not work as intended. That's why I'm giving them a 2 star.