Sony a6500 Video Battery Life

 

The Sony a6500 uses the NP-FW50 battery. As widely reported, the battery run time for this camera is extremely low, but for video it's not that bad. I tested the battery using manual focus and video only shooting and was able to shoot for 1 hour and 10 minutes continuously (well with a restart every 29:50 due to recording time limit), so say 1 hour per battery to be safe. 

When shooting stills and videos mixed at say a sporting event, I tend to get about an hour per battery also. Unfortunately Sony only makes a single battery charger that is pricey, so I am also contemplating this off-brand charger.

I hope that helps you in your planning!

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Chris Stenberg is a Canadian researcher, filmmaker and photographer specializing in the expression of cultural understanding through film and photography. He is the founder of VideoResearch, a documentary research and production agency; and The Photo Lesson, a place to learn photography online.