I found out today that the Li-ion battery for my digital camera is
dying, so I phoned a photo shop that sells Sony cameras here in Winnipeg
to find out what a new Sony NP-FR1 battery would cost me.
I was told it would be $70something, and was almost floored by that
price. And, the guy on the phone told me I should snap it up while I
had the chance because Sony had discontinued that battery.
So I phoned up a number of places that sell batteries and rebuild
battery packs for tools, and the best price I could get was a generic
Li-ion battery that's a replacement for the FR1 called the DSO 004 for
And, at the same time, I was told that Sony didn't make any of
their own batteries, and that whichever company had been making them for
Sony would undoubtedly continue to make them.
So I went online to Google Sony NP-FR1, and was able to find
'BattDepot.ca - Specialize in selling aftermarket batteries and
adapters for laptop / notebook computers , camcorders , digital cameras
, smart phones, Apple iPods and PDA's.' (http://www.BattDepot.ca )
that was selling the DSO 004 battery for $7.99 each.
'BattDepot.ca - Specialize in selling aftermarket batteries and adapters
for laptop / notebook computers , camcorders , digital cameras , smart
phones, Apple iPods and PDA's.'
So, I ordered three of them. I often need to take lots of pictures when
a tenant moves out and leaves damages and/or their apartment uncleaned.
I figure I can charge up all three batteries in the days before the
tenant vacates so they're all charged up for when I need them.
I just hope I'm getting a good deal, and don't end up regretting this
Just thought I'd spread the word if someone is looking for Li-Ion