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Excellent Item and Authentic
on October 12, 2013
One thing I've learned over the years is that you get what you pay for. Although most brand specific items are a bit pricier on one hand, I've rarely had issues when it came down to where the rubber meets the road. Photography is a passion and I used to use "other brands" to save money. Well... it's a 50/50 shot as to what the ultimate satisfaction will be.
This battery is an extra, to have ready when I need it. As with other Sony batteries, I've only had one, in the past 8 years that's had an issue. It turned out to be a crooked contact within the top cap. Amazon sold it direct and I had a replacement within a day and half, sending the other back through an easy and simple process, dropping it off with UPS. Done deal.
Yes... it's a little more than most, but I still have many of the spares after all these years and have never had an issue with charging, sudden or dramatically shortened use cycles, or someone passing off a fake that looks like the genuine Sony product. I've stated many times in other reviews that buying an items that's directly from Amazon or Amazon playing the intermediate, has proven the way the go. Mind you, there've been rare occasions I've purchased from "other" sellers and the inevitable happened a couple times. Read everything and save a copy of the actual description page for that seller. Trust me... it usually will turn out in your favor, as it should.
But, back to this item, you can't go wrong and it's been used in my Cybershot camera's with no signs of degradation after using and charging at least 3 complete kill/charge cycles a week sometimes. They get used in the DSC-HX50V and the DSC-RX100 v1, which I bought recently and will review. All I can really say is that it's the perfect battery for both of those cameras. Paying a little more in the beginning has given peace of mind that they'll work when I need them to and they'll last a good while before needing replacement. It all comes down to the usage patterns.