Battery


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Hi Sir's
i have lost my A700 original battery. My frnd recomend me to use alternative Hippopack battery.
Is it safe to use? does it cause any probs to camera?
Pls advise.
Thnx
 

kwttan

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I would suggest you to buy original battery, unless you have budget constraint.
 

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Hi Kwttan
I checked their prices. Original costs $100+ and the 3rd party one is about $30. Technically 3rd party one has more mah. Very confused:confused:
 

Octarine

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Technically 3rd party one has more mah. Very confused:confused:
It only claims to have .. one can print any fancy figure on a battery label. Most 3rd party batteries deliver the same or slightly less capacity than the original ones.
Do note that some original batteries come with chips which will be recognized by charger and camera. Without this chip the camera might not report status properly.
 

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kwttan

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Hi Kwttan
I checked their prices. Original costs $100+ and the 3rd party one is about $30. Technically 3rd party one has more mah. Very confused:confused:
Wow! Sony batt is so expensive ;p
You can give it a try since the price gap is so great, but I am quite skeptical about 3rd party batt, just my personal opinion only. ;)
 

willdoang

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i kept my original battery as an emergency battery only and use third party batt all the way since day 1 :bsmilie:, but i only buy pisen or phottix brand, personal preferences i guess ;)
 

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willdoang said:
i kept my original battery as an emergency battery only and use third party batt all the way since day 1 :bsmilie:, but i only buy pisen or phottix brand, personal preferences i guess ;)
Battery keep too long never use will die even faster.
 

chiangkxv

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I'm using phottix battery for my A700, so far no problem at all... i got it off ebay for $16 bucks... much cheaper than mass sale. :D

except that it dosent hold charge as well as the original in extreme cold weather.
 

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magodar1979 said:
Hi Sir's
i have lost my A700 original battery. My frnd recomend me to use alternative Hippopack battery.
Is it safe to use? does it cause any probs to camera?
Pls advise.
Thnx
It should be ok. But def it might start to have lowered performance after a while. That said, you can usually buy 2-3 third party batt for original batt price. Why not? I'd say go for it. But ultimately it is your choice.
 

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