In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best aftermarket battery for Sony a6000 cameras currently available on the market right now as well as a number of high-quality alternatives. With the official Sony NP-FW50 being rather expensive, third-party batteries have become a more budget-friendly choice.
The recent development in third-party NP-FW50 batteries means that some of them can even power your a6000 longer than the official Sony battery while also being cheaper. We have tried to choose a number of aftermarket battery options that all have excellent reputations within the photography community but they are all priced around the same price point.
The Wasabi Power NP-FW50 Battery
This has quickly led to this battery pack earning the title of best NP-FW50 Battery on the market right now even though it was not the first aftermarket battery available of this type. Many of the other third-party battery manufacturers chose to cut corners in an attempt to keep their costs down as well as the price of the product leading to a large number of problems. This left the niche wide open for Wasabi Power to come in and corner the market quickly.
The Wasabi Powerpack contains two batteries with one dual USB charger for the NP-FW50 battery type. The included battery charger is able to charge both the batteries included in the pack as well as your NP-FW50 that was included with your Sony a6000 and you can charge your Wasabi Power batteries in an official Sony charger too.
The included charger in the pack is able to charge two batteries at the same time from empty to fully charged in as little as only four hours. Either battery in the pack when fully charged is able to power your a6000 for between 150-250 photographs depending on your camera’s settings. When recording video the battery life is harder to predict due to the variable settings involved is much higher than when taking photographs but four to eight hours of power for video seems to be the norm.
The included charger in the battery pack is very easy to use, simply plug it in and attach your batteries. It is able to easily charge two batteries at the same time without having to increase the time required to go from empty to fully charge when charging a single battery. The LED system on the charger will display a Red light when the battery is charging and switch to a Greenlight once it has been fully charged.
Both of the included batteries are based on Japanese 7.2v 1300mAh cells that have an excellent track record for batteries designed to power all types of devices. These Wasabi Batteries also meet all requirements set out by both the USA and EU to ensure they are as safe as possible for use and will not cause problems for you or your camera.
All in all, we feel that this Wasabi Power battery is the best 3rd party battery for sony a6000 cameras currently available on the market right now. If you are looking to pick up some cheap, budget-friendly batteries then we would highly recommend picking a set or two of these up.
The RAVPower NP-FW50
Again, the RavPower pack comes with a high-quality battery charger and two batteries as standard. Similar to the Wasabi pack covered above, you are able to charge these batteries in the official Sony charger as well as charge the official Sony np-fw50 battery in the RAVPower charger too.
A full charge from empty takes around five hours and you can have two batteries charging at the same time without reducing this time frame. Each fully charged battery will be able to power your a6000 for around two hundred photographs depending on your camera settings as well as power your camera. A single fully charged battery can also power your camera for around six hours when recording video but again, this does depend on your camera settings.