Thanks Barry: I found the 2-Power battery for 16.80 ibs, at duracelldirect.co.uk I don't know if they take USA money. They no doubt charge VAT.bfitzgerald wrote: ↑Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:17 pm Not sure if this helps but the only good third party cell I've used is the 2-Power NP400
I bought it from Duracell direct years ago, it's working like a champ and easily as good as the originals. Still going strong
I tried many others Patona (didn't last long) and some from China/eBay again they just went bad after a year or so. This one is still working great.
Maybe you can find one in the USA very good quality cell. I might buy another it's the best so far
Yes the ability to use AA batteries I like (one thing I liked about Nikon) you could just load up the AA cartridge with 6 AA's and keep it spare, drop it into the grip when needed. Sony have never offered that, whist I have a lot of their batteries down the road I'm not sure how long you'll be able to get them. Can't even get replacement hoods for most lenses, Sony seem to have cut supplies off some time ago. Not a good sign
I have three E-mount cameras. I like the A5100. Now, Sony is using the A5*** body for the new ZV camera. The prior ZV-1 had a fixed lens. The A5100 doesn't have an EVF. I use the Sony SEL 18-55, with the a5100. Now, they are inexpensive. It has steady shot, unobtrusive, and it's black. The black lens was hard to find. I like the small size of both the camera and the lens. I rarely do video. I turn off sound recording. I think there are too many laws in California that could put you into prison for offending someone, if you record their voices. You could get into jeopardy offending anyone for anything. Some police are stupid about laws and the rights of just shooting stills. They could just first arrest you and confiscate the camera. Once, I was warned by a cop about the laws recording voices. Cops aren't lawyers. Lucky 4 me: my Minolta dash cam only records sounds inside the car.