right battery for the wrong camera or vice versa
July 19, 2011
I was forced to buy this battery for my alpha 55 SLT camera, since the battery that came with the camera lasted on for approx 400 shots (this was as mentioned by sony, no surprises) with 18-55 kit lens. I was going on a vacation and was not sure if I would have the option to recharge the battery regularly. The other features of the camera were nice so I just didn't care much about the battery life at that time. I am repenting now!!
Now, with the new 70400G lens which I have purchased, the battery lasts hardly for 200 shots!!!!!
Its my bad. I didn't give enough consideration to battery life.
This is a good battery for point and shoot cameras BUT not for SLR/SLT/NEX cameras!! Please make note of this, before deciding to buy these cameras!!! I am learning it the hard way
I have heard that sony is coming up with new models in the near future which have a different battery and give excellent battery life.
But I am screwed!! After so much investment I can't even go to a different brand ($1000 for camera+$1600 for lens$80 for battery)... Read More