Jan 042013
 

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Quick Tip for Sony RX100 and RX1 Owners: Nice external charger and batteries

Hey hey hey! Happy FRIDAY to all! Just a quick note to let all of you Sony RX1 owners out there know about an AWESOME external charger for your RX1. Since Sony did not include a proper charger with the camera for some reason we have to search for an external if we want one. That means if you want a real charger..as in one that you do not have to plug into the camera itself to charge the battery then we have to find one that works well and is not going to cost an arm and a leg.

I found such a charger and it is superb! I love it. Small and travel/bag friendly and it even has a digital display showing the charge progress. You just slide the battery up inside the unit and it charges it fairly quick. It is nice quality as well. This is the charger I chose for my RX1 batteries (I have 4 batteries total).

You can buy or take a look at the charge here on Amazon, and it is shipped and sold by Amazon (prime eligible) which is a plus. Also, it does in fact work perfect with the RX1 and RX100 batteries. I have charged all of mine up a few times already with this charger.

As for batteries you can buy the Sony branded ones for $33 a piece HERE or if you want to go cheap you can try out these at $5.99 each. I have a couple of these and they also work perfectly fine and give me the same life as the originals.

Just wanted to pass along this tip as I own and enjoy this charger and know a few of you were looking for a good external charger. This one is great and works 100% with the Sony RX100 and RX1 batteries.

SITE UPDATE: The site should be running much faster for everyone now. A few days ago I had some hiccups and the site was down for most of the day but as of today the site should be running VERY fast for everyone that has a high-speed connection. I am currently working on the SLR Magic 35 T 0.95 review and part one should be up by Monday. After that I will have the Fuji X-E1 review up using the 18-55 Kit Zoom and SLR Magic 35 T 1.4. I will also be at CES with Todd Hatakeyama from Tuesday to Thursday and will be doing reports from the show! Can’t wait!

Also, for those who have not checked out the RX1 files for a while, take a look here and see what others have been doing with their RX1!

 

 

  13 Responses to “Quick Tip for Sony RX100 and RX1 Owners: Nice external charger and batteries”

  1. The RX1 files looks pretty good. If the Leica M can’t do much better, I’ll sell all my R lenses to buy this.

  2. I have the same charger and it works great. The best part is it works on multiple Sony battery types like the NP-BG1, NP-FG1 (which I used on the HX9 and later the HX20V).

  3. Sniff, cannot buy it from Amazon when you are from France… :’(

  4. This is the charger that I ended up getting:

    http://www.amazon.com/Promaster-Xtrapower-Go-1-Charger/dp/B000V6OONM

    It is made for Sony G batteries, so I tried it with the BX1, and it worked! Nice thing about the charger is that it has a built in battery, so once that internal battery is charged, it will charge your BX1 up to 5 times without you having to plug it in again.

    Problem is that it appears to be discontinued, but there are a couple of them floating about on ebay.

  5. IMHO, when you know the price of the RX100 and RX1, I think it’s a shame to don’t sell an external battery charger. Sorry, but Sony is not really honesty, for example, you buy a cheap camera (90$) you’ve the external charger. Not with a RX1 at 2800bucks

  6. Steve,

    I clicked your first link for the Amazon on the Digipower charger. They must have changed something now because I don’t see it as stocked and sold by Amazon. So it’s not prime eligible. Just FYI.

  7. Looks like it’s not compatible with the RX100 battery… bummer.

  8. Does anyone know which way the RX1 battery goes in the this charger (Digipower TC-55S)? It’ll fit in with positive on the right or the left. According to the manual some Sony batteries should have positive on the right and some on the left with this charger, but the manual does not say which way for the NP-BX1.

  9. Hi all,
    Do you know if the RX100 has a bug charching battery inside the camera? It seems to me that my own has a problem. It connects by herself when is charging the battery (I don’t have the external charger yet) and because of that stops the charge if I’m not paying attention (the battery does not charge if the camera is on).
    Thanks a lot.

    • I just tested the RX100M2 that I have.

      I’m not sure if the battery charges while the camera is on and plugged in, but the battery indicator disappears completely. The camera is being powered from the outlet and not actually using the battery at all (you can eject the battery and it continues to work).

      I’ll have to test the next time I run down the battery to see if the battery charges while on.

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