Sony NP-FH50

Rechargeable InfoLithium® camcorder battery

Item #: 158NPFH50

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The NP-FH50 H-Series battery pack is designed for use with select Sony camcorders. Carry a spare in your camcorder bag, and enjoy hours of continuous recording time.

InfoLithium batteries include a built-in microprocessor that communicates with compatible camcorders and allows them to display the minutes of remaining battery time in the corner of your viewfinder or color LCD screen. This handy system takes the guesswork out of figuring out when to change batteries. And Sony's advanced battery technology helps ensure that you get a fast recharge rate, extended power, and optimal performance in all weather conditions.

Note: Actual battery life depends on a number of factors, including camcorder model, selected recording options, and temperature.

Product Highlights:

  • H Series
  • ActiFORCE technology for maximum power and minimum charging time
  • rated at 6.8V/900mAh
  • 1-1/4"W x 1-13/16"H x 1-3/4"D
  • weight: 1.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • NP-FH50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion "H-series" battery pack (6.8 volts/6.1 Wh/900 mAh)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Instructions (in packaging)

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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.

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.

ActiForce: ActiForce is a new generation power system, which gives you better battery capacity, boost charge, and speed and accuracy of battery time remaining calculations, compared with the InfoLithium "P-series" batteries.

Compatibility: The NP-FH50 can be used with select Sony HandyCam camcorders with "H-Series" battery packs. It is also compatible with camcorders that use the "P-Series" InfoLithium batteries.

Charging: The NP-FH50 can be charged by the AC-VQH10 battery charger (item #158ACVQH10). When charged for 10 minutes, you can expect approximately 40 minutes of recording time. The battery can also be charged by the BC-TRP (158BCTRP) charger. Charging times for this battery are as follows:

Charger Normal Charge Full Charge
AC-VQH10 55 minutes 115 minutes
BC-TRP 155 minutes 215 minutes



  • Maximum Output Voltage: 8.4 Volts DC
  • Mean Output Voltage: 6.8 Volts DC
  • Capacity: 6.1 Wh (900 mAh)
  • Operating Temperature: 32°-104° F
  • Weight: 1.8 ounces

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It's a battery

Written By Randy, Manhattan Beach, CA on Saturday, May 02, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a battery and it works. If you are looking for extended recording time this probably isn't the one for you. I wanted a second battery that wouldn't add bulk to my small camcorder. Two batteries and a wall charger worked out perfectly for my vacation. I charged both overnight then just packed the second one in my day pack. Being so small and light it was super easy and provided more than enough recording time.

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