Originally Posted by Spok1701
A question about batteries. I assume the AX100 comes with the NP-FV70. How long does that last? I will want to get a second battery and wondered if another NP-FV70 would be good enough, or should I go for the NP-FV100. From the picture, though, that one looks very large to be hanging off the back of the camera. What are your experiences.
I've been using Canon cameras for some years now and my experience has shown that to use non-Canon batteries is false economy.
However, since buying the AX100, I had read a lot of reports that suggest non-Sony batteries can be a bargain.
So, I've decided to experiment and I now have two (much cheaper) non-Sony NP-FV70 equivalents from
(1) Duracell ........... a well-known brand of batteries
(2) Jupio ........... a Dutch-based company with a known track-record for supplying batteries, and with its Orange labeling certainly doesn't try and pretend to be a genuine Sony
I'm still within the first 4 to 5 charge/discharge cycles, so it will be a while before I can tell how they perform in comparison with "genuine" Sonys.
I also have two NP-FV100 equivalents from Wasabi ...... not too well known in the UK, but there seems to be a lot of good reports on them from US sources, so I thought that I'd take a chance.
The cost of an NP-FV100 on Amazon is £90, whereas a pack of 2 x Wasabi batteries (plus charger) costs £40.
The NP-FV100 may look big (it sticks out a further 2cm), but it works OK (ergonomically) with the AX100, and has the benefit of a considerable extra shooting life.