A5100- Question about external battery charging while camera is on. I’ve had good luck with the four I have. Professzionális termékek & megoldásokKapcsolatCompany Info, Webhelyhasználati feltételekAdatbiztonság. The refinements to the controls and design make the A7 III appreciably easier to handle than the A7 II. I was reading not long ago, when Sony a7II was announced, a comment on a site and I figured I was thinking the same about Sony since a while ago:. The Watson charger cost $69. The AC adapter will continue to charge the battery. Yes, the battery can be charged while the camera is connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable. The issue here is the voltage and amps are too low with USB. I am trying to hook up an external battery while the camera is on. No dedicated charger. Charge your Battery during Shooting. Hello @Wor_Geordie,. A5000/5100/6000, A7-series, RX100) if they are still able to take pictures while charging. I had not considered battery leakage during in camera charging, and will definitely start using the external charger. Or am I doing something wrong? 0. A: Answer Hi there, you can certainly use nikon, canon, and Sony Alpha lenses on the A7ii with use of adapters. Sony has much fewer native FE mount lenses, though what they have is good, and it’s nice now that Sigma released their adapter that allows any Sigma Canon-mount lens (15 of them) to be used on Sony Alpha cameras. The biggest complaint I had early on with the Sony a7II was the camera’s ergonomics. Hi @Bigtommy79, welcome to the Community. A5000/5100/6000, A7-series, RX100) if they are still able to take pictures while charging. Erik is an 18 time Emmy award-winning DP, with over 20 years experience in photojournalism, working in newsrooms all over the USA. Once I figured out how long it took to charge via either USB connector I decided to search out charger options. Sony A7R II's sensor provides 18MP more than Sony A7 II's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. Deleted Account - November 24, 2016. The Newsshooter forums have just launched. Also, it takes forever to charge. Sony A7R II has a 42.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features Bionz X processor. We can get over 1000 shots over the course of a 2-3 hour photo session, on a single battery charge. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. I have used 5 different types of usb chargers/ battery packs and I cant get the camera to stop going directly into usb data mode when trying to charge while … I'm using the supplied USB cables. How about over four hours. Let’s talk in the comments section below. That’s a tough call. ILCE-7M2 + FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 41mm, ISO 100, 15/1, f/8.0. In fact I feel I could easily go with only two batteries for a photo outing, however, three batteries is a better option. The kit comes with a camera strap, the much improved NP-FZ100 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 2280mAh Battery ($78.00US) and a Micro USB cable with A/C adapter. Feeling a little short on cash after dropping $2K on the a7 III I decided to try aftermarket charger from Amazon. Hi guys, Just wanted to ask a quick question about the newer Sony Cameras. These battery life ratings are not surprising as Nikon has a track record of producing really great batteries. The A7ii doesn't come with a charger, it charges in camera. While I love the feature, it’s great as a backup but not as the sole option for charging. Here are a few reasons why. NOTE: The battery may not charge if the computer is in Standby, Hibernation, or Sleep mode. However, I fully understand the practice of saving a buck when you can. When you use a completely new battery pack or a battery pack that has not been used for a long time, the charge lamp may flash quickly when the battery is charged for the first time. Make sure the battery is correctly inserted into the camera or camcorder. I might pick up a few extra batteries from 3rd party companies to try out but I think I’ll stick with the Sony OEM NP-FZ100 for now. Is this a camera or battery problem? Yes, something vital is missing. I’ve gotten used to carrying four batteries around with me. If the built-in battery is fully charged when you connect the speaker to an AC outlet, the CHARGE indicator lights up in orange then turns off after about 1 minute. Now you can easily charge your camera while shooting, making those long nights of shooting much easier to cope with. I should have access to a second battery and a charging cradle today, so I'll be able to tell if it's the camera or the battery at fault. I just picked up the new Sony a7 III mirrorless full frame camera and to my surprise, it doesn't come with a battery charger. Per 6 month an “imposibble thing” always coming… At the end of the last year, I concluded in my personal top, that 2013 was a Sony Year.Because we are close to finishing this year too, I may say the same, and I think you’ll agree with … Rather than add more to the price of the camera to keep it under $2K Sony opted to make it an option. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show how to use the camera to create great images! Hi, I've just bought an A7ii and it doesn't seem to be able to charge the battery. The OEM Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger also charges pretty much as fast as the Watson, however, cost a lot more and only charges one battery at a time. RAVPower NP-FW50 Camera Battery Charger Set for Sony A6000 A6500 A6400 A6300 A7 A7II A7SII A7S A7S2 A7R A7R2 A7RII A55 A510 RX10 RX10II One quietly added feature to the a7R II is the ability to charge via the USB port while the camera is in use. Does the battery reach a full charge if you leave it in the cradle for several hours? This is a huge upgrade and I’m enjoying the longer battery life. Here is why. I had to plug it in and wait. For some, 16 megapixels are okay. Is this a new camera, and are the batteries not charging at all? The Sony a7II has a 24.3-megapixels while the Sony a7RII has 42.4 megapixels. Currently, in the market, these two are quite closely priced, with the A6400 at … They are really cheap as well costing only $2 each. Back to shopping. Yes, that’s a lot of dual chargers but the Watson’s have a very cool feature. Charging a Sony a7r via a Goal Zero Venture 30 in Norway To start charging your camera, simply find the plug covers on the left side of your camera body and pull them out. I should have access to a second battery and a charging cradle today, so I'll be able to tell if it's the camera or the battery at fault. When using an AC adapter (sold separately), the Walkman can be used while charging. over 4 hours to charge! while not intended to be used while charging (you can't power them on and therefore you have no NC nor other "active" features), you can actually use them with the 3.5mm audio cable as "passive" headphones. I’m assuming the Apple version doesn’t supply enough volts to properly charge the Sony battery. I charged it up to about 50% and started to play. To my surprise, I had a few options including some dual chargers with and without batteries. Additionally, Erik is an outstanding educator, teaching filmmaking via courses on Linkedin Learning and Lynda.com. The seller has been very good and is sending another battery out to me. Maybe it is. 6. Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into a wall outlet. Has anyone else figured out a way around this? Disconnect the AC adapter, turn the power of the device ON and check the current battery level. Charge your Battery during Shooting. The following are possible causes for when the battery is not charging. While charging, the electric power is shared from the battery to play the Walkman player. The camera fits nicely in the hand, with an improved grip size making it much more comfortable to shoot with, particularly when using larger lenses. The charge indicator will not light up in case the battery is already fully charged. If malfunctions occur while using the AC Adaptor, immediately disconnect the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket) to disconnect from the power source. wait for it…. This is a huge upgrade and I’m enjoying the longer battery life. OEM or 3rd party? Also, I’ve noticed over time, that the OEM ones have longer run time and will on average outlast the cheaper aftermarket variety. On the other hand, Sony A7 II has a 24.0MP Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Bionz X processor. It's a consistent nine to ten seconds it is on for, does this mean anything? The good news is that it will charge the OEM Sony NP-FZ100 battery. I know the A6300 lets you charge while shooting, but I'm reading that the A6000 will not. Make sure the computer is turned on and operating while the camera is connected. A site for working professionals in the TV & Film industry. #1. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot the issue. No, the battery is specifically designed for use in the Sony A7 II and other selected cameras from Sony. Maybe this is what Sony means by the a7 III is the “entry-level” full frame model . The Sony a7 III, as well as the a7r III and a9, all, use the new and much improved Sony NP-FZ100 battery. It was a problem with that particular battery. Charging time (Full charge) The charging time is approximately 310 min. The bummer was the plates were back ordered when I ordered the camera so I couldn’t get them at the same time. Seems like that’s one special charger right? I mean, it’s better than using the camera as a charger plus it does charge two at the same time but this is way too long. You can’t really use the camera if it’s plugged into a wall charging. (ie. After testing the charger two things happened. Or is a case of “you get what you pay for”? I got hold of the extra battery and charger. It's then on for about nine to ten seconds before turning off. Now you can easily charge your camera while shooting, making those long nights of shooting much easier to cope with. Interested in more? Sony A6400 (left) vs Sony A7II (right) Price Ranges. My own experience has been that the OEM’s is hands down the most reliable, has longer runtimes and outlast the cheaper varieties. I went with the KingMa dual charger that cost only $13.99 this seemed like a great deal! Lithium-ion batteries can hold a charge for a long time. Even though the body is bigger and heavier than any Olympus OM-D body I’d ever tried prior, the a7II … The cold winter months can be especially frustrating. How should the NP-FW50 be stored? The charging time may differ depending on the remaining capacity of the battery pack or the charging conditions. Seems pretty stupid on Sony's part to have a micro usb and not be able to charge during use. I ordered one that runs off USB for $15.00 on Aliexpress that I plan to use as a cooling measure while shooting video. Not cheap but it charges two batteries at the same time plus has a USB charging option on the side to power or charge other devices. Rather than add more to the price of the camera to keep it under $2K Sony … What? As for those third party batteries? The Sony VG-C2EM Vertical Battery Grip Review Wednesday, March 09, 2016. Perhaps just as i… Can you confirm the model number of the charger? If you decide to buy one it retails for a whopping $88 USD. Hi , welcome to the Community. The camera must be powered off for the battery to charge. Yep. Rank No. Is the Sony charger worth the expense? This will need to be turned on in the menus, but it will allow you to keep the camera charged up by using a simple USB Power Pack, or when you have it tethered to a computer. What? That’s not good. Some OEM batteries don’t work with 3rd party chargers. This will need to be turned on in the menus, but it will allow you to keep the camera charged up by using a simple USB Power Pack, or when you have it tethered to a computer. With the inexpensive KingMa dual charger, it took…. The A7 II was also packaged the same way, without a dedicated charger. Comparing the battery life of my Sony to my Canon, yes, it’s not that great. Vaxis Atom 600 KV White Version for RED Komodo, Proaim 15mm LWS and 19mm StudioBridge Plates with ARRI-Style Dovetail, SWIT TD-R210S Dual Battery 48V/500W Light Stand Power Adaptor Review. 2,689 Reviews Scanned. The plates can be swapped out for different batteries. It doesn't charge at all, though for the ten seconds the light is on I don't know if it is actually charging or not. In fact I feel I could easily go with only two batteries for a photo outing, however, three batteries is a better option. I’m about 50/50 on this because I like to save a few bucks on accessories and batteries, for the most part, popular 3rd party models seem to work well. Does the battery reach a full charge if you leave it in the cradle for several hours? Can you confirm the model number of the charger? The last decade has seen Erik migrate into broadcast television and filmmaking, where he has discovered a passion for visual storytelling and production. The battery pack can be charged even when it is not fully depleted. However, there are others who think that for the added detail you’ll be getting, the extra-large files which require high computer processing power to handle are not such a big deal. The A7ii doesn't come with a charger, it charges in camera. I'm using the supplied USB cables. I plugged it directly into an another A/C USB socket that’s built into a wall plate and that worked fine. The camera can use the supplied micro USB cable to charge the battery as well as use a portable USB battery like the type you travel with for a smartphone but the charging time is ridiculously long. It's then on for about nine to ten seconds before turning off. When it comes to its ergonomics, the A7 III features Sony’s latest generation mirrorless body design which brings it up to date with its siblings: the A7R III and A9. I checked the Apple USB A/C adapter I used and wow was it hot. using the AC Adaptor (supplied). We could use some more info... Is this a new camera, and are the batteries not charging at all? It only supports autofocus for AF-S and AF-I … I just picked up the new Sony a7 III mirrorless full frame camera and to my surprise, it doesn’t come with a charger. Starting with the nikon to retain auto focus of the Nikon lense you would use the FotodioX FUSION Smart AF Adapter for Nikon F Lens to Sony E-mount. When charging, the orange LED comes on after two or three seconds. The Sony a7ii has a battery life of 350 shots per full charge, while the Nikon D750 has a battery life of 1230 shots per full charge. The first is after the battery charged to around 50% the charger shut down. I've just bought an A7ii and it doesn't seem to be able to charge the battery. Thanks! (ie. The Sony BC-QZ1 Battery Charger. Also, the charger didn’t come with its own USB A/C adapter so I’m assuming they think you will use the Sony adapter with the charger. One quietly added feature to the a7R II is the ability to charge via the USB port while the camera is in use. I have used 5 different types of usb chargers/ battery packs and I cant get the camera to stop going directly into usb data mode when trying to charge while shooting images. When charging, the orange LED comes on after two or three seconds. Glad to hear you managed to get the issue resolved. Sony a7RII Review Autofocus. To charge faster I would need a non-USB type charger. Thanks Mick I’ve been using Watson dual chargers for many years. Over the past couple of years, with improvements in not only sensor size, but lens options, image quality, auto-focus, and EVF, mirrorless options have made it clear that the DSLR is not the only option for the working professional anymore. More juice equals faster charging. I'd try a less expensive dummy battery first. However with those 4 batteries, I’ve never run out of enough charge while out on the field. Charging a Sony a7r via a Goal Zero Venture 30 in Norway To start charging your camera, simply find the plug covers on the left side of your camera body and pull them out. These two cameras both fall under the budget of $1000. The Best Sony A7Ii Batteries of 2020 – Top Rated & Reviewed. The battery and the Apple adapter didn’t match up for the amount of power the charger needed. The reason the Watson works so much better is it supplies 12 Volts as opposed to only 5 volts from a USB charger. With a completely depleted Sony NP-FZ100 battery, the Watson charger took approximately 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery. Kidding aside, yes, you actually do need a charger for the Sony a7 III. It’s nice to go home with a little juice left plus you could misplace one or just plain forget to pack it. Maybe this is what Sony means by the a7 III is the entry-level "basic" full frame model. On the Sony a7II or a6000 this won't work (it won't charge while turned on and won't be usable while connected) 1. Do you actually save money on the cheaper ones? It all started when I was using a Sony A7ii, which never really had a good battery life.Whenever I went out on a shoot, either for photos or videos, I would have need to bring at least 3-4 batteries, and sometimes even then I was really pushing it, having to be religious in powering off the camera when it was not needed and not chimp too much. and how much luck have you had with 3rd party batteries? The Sony a7 III, as well as the a7r III and a9, all, use the new and much improved Sony NP-FZ100 battery. Now that’s much better! Literally three days after I ordered my Sony a7 III they were available. This happens with the supplied cables/pack and also others I have tried. If you are shopping around this is the most important specification to look for and stay away from USB type chargers. If you are using a computer with operating system Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 installed, you may be unable to charge your device unless a driver is updated: More information about Windows 8.1 can be found here It doesn't charge at all, though for the ten seconds the light is on I don't know if it is actually charging or not. I have seen 2 Sony Z batteries that somehow overcooked and leaked out and I would hate for this to happen inside a camera vs. in an external charger. Now you know I didn’t wait 4 hours. With so many brands out there it’s impossible to make a definitive statement on this. That’s a long time to wait. The Sony A7ii’s AF is fast and it’s sharp, and it didn’t let me down during a recent event I worked at. I would never do that…. Sony definitely stirred up the full-frame camera market with the A7 series cameras. I feel the same way for people who use their camera as a card reader. Brian Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, has a great guide to adapting Sony A-mount and Canon EF-mount lenses on Sony E-mount, as well as a more in-depth look at some great new settings on the a7RII. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show how to use the camera to create great images! I would recommend getting in touch with the seller directly for further help. Sony A7II + Leica M 50mm Summilux ASPH @ F/1.4. It's a used camera, but it comes under warranty from mpb.com. One of the greatest advantages to Sony’s E mount system is that it has a very short mount flange to sensor distance, much shorter than most other lens mounts. Hi guys, Just wanted to ask a quick question about the newer Sony Cameras. That’s strange. While it works, it’s not afraid of choosing really high ISOs, higher than what I’d be comfortable with using, so I’d refrain from using this feature in low-lit scenes. I think it’s a great option and if you have other batteries just pick up a couple plates for them. Yes, they cost more but will last in the long run. When the camera arrived the battery was fully depleted. Here we go again. Should I buy the Sony OEM battery or get a 3rd party one that can be had for roughly half the retail cost of the OEM? This would be an expensive solution (looks like $150-$200 to get fully set up). Yeah. NOTE: The temperature of the Walkman may increase while charging. I have a lot of batteries for other devices and cameras so the Watson has been really great. This makes my existing charger a $4 upgrade. I also believe that Sony did a good job with introducing the idea of using similar camera construction, but with different sensors for different photography needs. Trust me it’s painful. However, these battery packs have a safety mechanism built-in that disables any re-charge if the voltage drops below a certain minimum level. 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