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Sony VG-C4EM

Vertical grip for Sony Alpha a9 II and a7R IV mirrorless cameras

Item # 158VGC4EM

Discontinued item

Item # 158VGC4EM

About the Sony VG-C4EM

Extend your shooting time

This vertical grip lets you hold and operate your Sony Alpha a9 II or a7R IV mirrorless camera in vertical and horizontal positions with ease and comfort. Load up two NP-FZ100 batteries, and you won't have to worry about running out of juice during extended shooting sessions. This grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the cameras, so you can use it anywhere.

Product highlights:

  • multi-battery grip for Sony Alpha a9 II and Alpha a7R IV mirrorless cameras
  • holds up to two NP-FZ100 batteries
  • lets you comfortably hold the camera in a vertical position
  • dust- and moisture-resistant design for shooting in harsh conditions
  • USB power charging through camera body
  • 5"W x 4-1/4"H x 2-1/2"D
  • weight: 9.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VGC4EM

What's in the box:

  • Vertical grip for Sony ILCE7RM4 and ILCE9M2 cameras
  • Battery tray (installed)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Reference Guide
  • Warranty card (US + Canada)
  • European Guarantee Information Document

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Mark G.

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Overview: The VG-C4EM Vertical Grip is designed for the Sony α9 II (ILCE-9M2) and α7R IV (ILCE-7RM4) digital SLR cameras. It comes with a battery magazine, which can hold one or two NP-FZ100 Lithium-Ion batteries. No batteries are included with the Vertical Grip. When installed, the VG-C4EM adds approximately 2" to the overall height, and 10.2 ounces to the overall weight of the camera (not including batteries).

Controls: The Vertical Grip is equipped with several controls, conveniently placed for use when the camera is in the vertical (portrait orientation) position. The controls include a shutter button, front control dial, rear control dial, Custom (C1 and C2) buttons, AF On (shooting)/Zoom In (playback) button, AE Lock (shooting)/List (playback) button, a multi-selector, and a Grip Control Lock switch.

Installation: The VG-C4EM Vertical Grip fastens to the bottom of the α9 II and α7R IV. After removing the camera's battery cover (and attaching it to the grip for safe keeping), the guide bar slides into the camera's battery compartment, and the attachment screw threads into the camera's tripod socket. The grip has its own tripod receptacle for mounting the camera to a tripod in vertical orientation. The electrical contacts on the grip and camera interface with each other to provide full functionality for the controls and battery power from the grip to the camera.

Battery Life: You can use one or two NP-FZ100 batteries in the VG-C4EM Vertical Grip. When two batteries are used, the remaining level of both battery packs is displayed graphically (segmented battery icon) in the LCD monitor, while the remaining power in the battery in use will be shown as a percentage. The battery with the least amount of remaining power will be used first. When exhausted, the unit will automatically switch to the next battery pack.

Battery Charging: You can charge the battery pack(s) while the Vertical Grip is attached, using the AC adapter and USB cable supplied with the camera. When charging two battery packs, the one with less power is charged first. Charging time for fully exhausted batteries is 4 hours 55 minutes for one battery, and 9 hours 50 minutes for two batteries. You can also charge the batteries with a computer (via USB), however, charging time will be longer.

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