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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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
47 of 48 people found the following review helpful.
Real-life: original vs clone
[NOTE] there are five items lumped into this one page, to be clear I am comparing only the single battery to the OEM version of the NP-FW50]
There are some who say they can’t see any difference between this clone battery and the original equipment battery. As a professional photographer one of the cameras in my inventory is an A7 series mirrorless camera. Mirrorless cameras in general have a reputation for eating up batteries. I won’t go into the long technical reason but the way they start up and the difference in standby procedures is a chief culprit, plus of course that modern cameras have a lot of electronics built into them that were unheard of in DSLR cameras only a few years ago. The battery life on my A7 series is short, but I like the camera and use it for certain lenses and features that I prefer, so I have to live with short battery life.
The primary reason I bought this battery was not to save substantially but to hopefully get a little more life out of it because it is rated at 1300mAh compared to the OEM’s 1020mAh. My hope was to use the clone battery as my main one and the OEM as the backup spare.
The first real and tangible difference is that this is not an INFOlithium, which is a trademark thing. INFOlithium batteries provide feedback to the device they’re used in to provide the user with a more accurate feedback of useful life remaining based on real use. On some devices (including some cameras) the display is in real-time, like in hours and minutes. Unfortunately with my camera the display is only in bar segments on a graphic, but it is quite accurate. The clone battery only shows an empty graphic symbol, in other words it does not show a readout of how much battery life you have left (I can’t test it in every model camera, you may get different results). That information is important and to me is a very valid reason to pay more for the branded battery.
Otherwise the battery looks identical except for where it’s manufacturer. Despite a higher amperage rating the clone is a full 20% lighter than the branded battery (clone = 1.623 oz vs OEM = 2.027 oz). The fit inside the camera is identical with both.
Other than lacking a real-time battery life readout, the only other thing that’s important is how long the battery lasts. The answer to that has to be subjective … every picture you take and how long the camera is on while you compose that photo will have an effect on how many images you can take before the battery shuts down. So regardless of the accolades and claims, the best anyone can give you is a rough idea of how much more or less useful life the clone battery gives compared to the OEM. I actually found them about the same.
So the bottom line is if saving a lot by not going with the branded battery is the most important thing to you, there is no reason not to go with the clone. You probably won’t do much better or worse than with the original brand. If knowing exactly how much battery life is left before your camera shuts down is important to you choose a original NP-FW50.
84 of 88 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!
336 of 350 people found the following review helpful.
Not too bad for the price
I got this kit because I lost the charger that came with my camera. The original Sony charger is $60, so I figured I was ahead with just the charger here. I've had it now for about a month or so. Here's my review. The charger is good. It's a charger so it's main job is just to get the juice back in the battery. It does that just like it's supposed to. Takes about the same as the original. It does have the option to use a car charger to charge it which is nice.
The build quality is a bit on the cheap side. It's not the nice flexible plastics that you general see from OEMs, but it's not so cheap that I worry about it breaking. Overall, it's good for the price.
The batteries however, that's a different story. Not that I'm complaining much, but they are not quite as good as you think they will be. The claim to be 1300mAh batteries. The original battery that comes with my SLT-a33 is a 1050 mAh battery rated for about 390 shots. I've had decent luck with it and could easily see 400 shots or more. So you might expect that these batteries are going to last longer. You'd be wrong. The difference is that the Sony battery holds the charge when you are not using it. So you can take 20 shots. Wait a day and it's still the way you left it. These don't work that way. They drain at a pretty constant rate in the camera or out. So I charged them up to 100%. Then set them aside for a couple days and came back to completely dead batteries. As I'm using them, I can actually see the charge draining. I figure I can get about 150-200 shots per battery if they are both fully charged when I start. But keep in mind, with only one charger you can only charge one battery to 100%. the other will start dying as soon as you take it off the charger. All in all, I figure I have about 800 shots on 3 batteries if I start with full batteries. If I wait a few days between charges, I have one decent battery (the sony) and 2 half dead batteries that might get me 200 shots between them.
The charger is great, the batteries are not so great. But for $40, I'm still ahead of buying the Sony charger, and I have a couple "reserve tank" batteries if my main one dies at the wrong time. Overall, I gave the kit 3 stars because the batteries are dragging the set down. Honestly the charger is worth the $40 and think of the batteries as icing, or toss them if you don't want them.