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Generic battery advice for Sony's NP-FW50 [duplicate]

I bought a new battery for my camera assuming that it would be enough to be compatible, in Sony terms "NP-FW50". Though I think the generic is better than the original: Generic: 7.4V, 1950mAh, 14.4Wh ...
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Pearstone EN-EL15 Battery Quality [duplicate]

I see the B&H sells the Pearstone EN-EL15 battery for about 41% less than Nikon battery. I know enough to be wary of 2nd source batteries from places like ebay, but B&H might be a different ...
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Non-OEM Canon batteries for 5DMIII [duplicate]

I couldn't resist and bought a bunch of Wasabi LP-E6 lithium batteries for my 5DMIII. They are much cheaper than Canon counterpart. Now, regardless of whether they keep the charge better or not than ...
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Why do cameras use proprietary batteries?

Looking at the battery for my Fuji x100s: $35 for an 1800 mAhr battery. Two AA (Eneloop, or any equivalent) rechargeable batteries would cost a total of about $5, have more capacity, wouldn't make the ...
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Can I replace an 1100 mAh battery with a 1500mAh one?

I've got a Canon EOS camera that takes a BP-511 battery. The specs on the battery are 7.4V and 1100mAh. The battery is dead and I want to buy a replacement, but I'm looking at a third party battery, ...
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What are the problems with using generic LP-E6 batteries with a 5D/7D (if any)?

I've got a 7D with the LP-E6 battery that came with it, but would like to get some spares (along with a battery grip) With my previous camera (450D) I used generic batteries (and generic grip) and ...
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My Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is asking if the inserted battery is original or not. What are the implications of my answer?

I bought my Canon 5D Mark II used, and there were two 3rd party batteries included. Recently I got the 5D Mark IV, and I do not want to throw away all the batteries I own. The 3rd party batteries ...
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What's the difference between Canon EOS battery packs?

My camera manual for EOS 50D says I can use either BP-511A, BP-511, BP-512 or BP-514. The camera came with a single BP-511A. Does anyone know what A stand for? How is BP-511A different from BP-511? ...
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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Why does my camera battery only charge to 75%?

I have a Nikon D7000 and I have a battery problem. My battery never charges more than 75%. The charger say is full, but I put in the camera and it says 75%. Why is this, and how can I fix this ...
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Do I have to use an official “Panasonic” spare battery in the Lumix TZ10?

Some companies claim to offer cheap batteries that work with this camera however I read on the description for the Panasonic battery: Panasonic DMW-BCG10E ID Secured Battery for TZ7 and TZ6,TZ10, ...
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What to when EOS 600D won't turn on after overheating?

I had this camera for about four years. As usual, I place my charged battery when I want to use it. I did my normal checks, and switch it off. About 30 mins later, when I wanted to use it, the body ...
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Do I risk damaging my camera if I use an aftermarket AC adapter?

I am looking at AC adapters for my Canon 50d. The Canon original is several times as expensive as some of the aftermarket options that I have found. Do I run any significant risk of damaging my camera ...
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What is the trade-off with Energizer-brand compatible battery packs?

The difference in price between the Canon LP-E4 battery back and the equivalent model from Energizer is significant. What, if any, are the main disadvantages to purchasing the cheaper model as opposed ...
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Where can I buy an original Nikon battery that is certain to be genuine?

It is well known how useful it is to have a second battery for your DSLR camera. Besides it is advisable to use original brand equipment, specially when it comes to batteries. So, I'm currentley ...

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