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« on: January 15, 2017, 11:20 »
Have to change the battery of my NEX6 soon. Need suggestions on whether to go for a sony orignal (expensive) or a brand like wasabi (half the price)

Some concerns
- will it charge in camera
- will it hold charge over long periods of no use
- will it screw the camera
- how long do they last compared to an OEM


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 12:25 »
I'd suggest sticking with the Sony and maybe try and find cheaper ones somewhere like Ebay. I tried a couple different non-Sony brands and my A7R literally went wacko. The camera shutter would stick open past the set shutter speed. Shut off. LCD would go blank. I thought the camera was screwed up but after putting the Sony battery back in it worked fine. I'm sure there are some brands that might work okay but I wouldn't waste the money trying to figure out it out. 

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 22:23 »
I used those Wasabi cheapies from Amazon for nearly 2 years without any problem.  They only last around 60% compared to the Sony.

Last month I decided to use my Nex on a trip on my primary job, and used a Anker PowerCore 10000 battery (made to charge cell phone batteries) to charge it via USB while I stopped for lunch

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 21:18 »
Do the wasabis lose charge over time? Even if not used?

« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 14:27 »
I didn't notice them loosing charge over the short term.  I hadn't used that body in over a year, so at that point they didn't have much charge left.  I like that small rangefinder body style for travel. 

I may still purchase a new Sony body for 4K video and travel next year.  My GH4 does great for 4K video, but I like the APS C for photos, and the Sony body is much more compact.



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