PD-150 Battery Question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Christopher R, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. After much agonizing I just purchased a PD-150 for webvideo. Do I need to
    buy a separate battery charger? Can anyone suggest good reliable less
    expensive compatible batteries than the NP-F960? A couple of 4 or 8 hour
    batteries should suit me to begin with.

    I also have a GV-D900 Sony Video Walkman which came with a AC/Adaptor
    charger (info Lithium) AC-V700. Would that work as a charger for the PD-150.
    Don't know much about batteries (yet).
     
    Christopher R, Aug 21, 2003
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    Mike Rehmus Guest

    The 150 charges the batteries when the camera is plugged into the AC
    adapter. You don't need another charger nor do you need more batteries as
    long as you keep the camera plugged in. My experience with 3rd party
    batteries has not been good. Others have had good luck. I tend to believe
    that the accessories like batteries should come from the manufacturer of the
    camcorder.
     
    Mike Rehmus, Aug 21, 2003
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    Pandora Guest

    Hi Christopher,
    I tried to save money by buying off-brand batteries and I
    found out the hard way that they overstate their capacities
    by 30% to 50% so they are really no bargain. Best off to stick
    with Sony.
    Brackish
     
    Pandora, Aug 21, 2003
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    MCO Guest

    Check Ebay. There is a vendor who sells "bulk pack" Sony batteries at a
    discount as compared to the standard retail units.
     
    MCO, Aug 21, 2003
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  5. Thanks for the input. I have had bad karma with just about all types of
    batteries.
     
    Christopher R, Aug 21, 2003
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    Andys cam Guest

    Thanks for the input. I have had bad karma with just about all types of
    Your "karma" will probably change for the better as the Sony Info LIon
    batteries are very good and very forgiving of tough usage.
     
    Andys cam, Aug 23, 2003
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