This InfoLithium battery is designed specifically for use with select Sony camcorders, providing up to 225 minutes of recording time. However, operating time will vary depending on the device, usage, and temperature.

Part of Sony's AccuPower system, InfoLithium batteries include a built-in microprocessor that communicates with Sony gear. The AccuPower Battery Meter, a highly sophisticated power management feature that constantly monitors shooting conditions, displays the minutes of remaining battery time in the corner of your viewfinder or color LCD screen. It takes the guesswork out of figuring out when to change batteries!

InfoLithium batteries don't suffer from the "memory effect" of NiCad batteries, so you can partially charge them without reducing their capacity. And they're quick charge-capable when used with a compatible Sony quick charger.


  • "F" series
  • rated at 8.4V, 9.6Wh
  • 1-5/8"W x 1-15/16"H x 1"D
  • weight: 3.2 oz.
  • warranty: 30 days

For compatibility information, please see the owner's manual supplied with your camcorder.

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  • NP-FF71 Rechargeable Lithium-ion "F"-series" battery pack (7.2V/11.2Wh/1560maH)
  • Instructions and specifications on packaging

Product Research


Overview: The NP-FF71 can be used with select Sony Mini DV HandyCam camcorders with "F-Series" battery packs.

Compatibility: The NP-FF71 can be used with select Sony HandyCam camcorders with "F-Series" battery packs, including:

  • DCR-IP1
  • DCR-IP5
  • DCR-IP55
  • DCR-PC109

Lithium-Ion: Lithium-ion batteries provide superior ease of use and recording time when compared to Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries. Unlike Ni-Cad batteries, you can recharge them at any time without developing any memory effect.

InfoLithium: All Sony InfoLithium batteries incorporate an IC chip that communicates with the camcorder to provide the amount of time remaining on the battery. This feature is known as the Accu-Power meter and the battery time remaining is displayed in the viewfinder or LCD.

Battery Life: The NP-FF71 is rated at 11.2 Wh (1560mAh), twice the capacity of the NP-FF51 provided with the Mini DV camcorders. It provides approximately 225 minutes continuous recording time and 125 minutes typical recording time time in Mini DV camcorder models. (Measurements taken using viewfinder only.)


  • Maximum Output Voltage: 8.4 Volts DC
  • Mean Output Voltage: 7.2 Volts DC
  • Capacity: 11.2 Wh (1560 mAh)
  • Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces

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