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The Ultimate Fujifilm NP-W126S vs Third Party Batteries Battle

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We have already reported about Dom Varney’s articles “Powering the Fujifilm X-T3” and “Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery Counterfeits – A Visual Guide to Spotting the Fakes“.

He now also published the most comprehensive guide to Fujifilm original and third party batteries I have ever seen on the web so far.

The tested batteries are:

It’s a massive write-up, impossible to sum up quickly. So I’ll just share a short excerpt:

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery Counterfeits – A Visual Guide to Spotting the Fakes

Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery Counterfeits

Let’s talk about counterfeits, an age-old problem, as also the recent fake SanDisk SD-cards scandal at AmazonUS shows.

Now, there will always be those, who make a cheap imitations trying to suck a few dollars from your pockets. So we better learn to recognize fakes.

In case of the above mentioned SD-cards, this AmazonUS customer explains here what’s the difference between the original and the fake SanDisk SD-card.

In the Fujifilm world, one of the counterfeit products you might encounter are fake Fujifilm NP-W126S batteries.

The Guide

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Save 29% on Original Fujifilm NP-W126S Batteries and Save 10% on Sony TOUGH SD Cards

 

Sony Tough SD Cards

First deal ever on the new Sony Tough UHS-II SD-Card series. You can save 10% on the 32, 64 and 128 GB series at AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.

Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery

You can now find the original Fujifilm NP-W126S battery for $49 only at AmazonUS here. It is sold by authorized Fujifilm dealer Willoughby (98% positive in the last 12 months).

The Fujifilm NP-W126S battery is currently sold for $66 at BHphoto and $66 at Adorama.

Small, Useful, Cheap: Dual USB Battery Charger for FUJIFILM NP-W126/S Batteries

JJC is offering a practical (and cheap) dual USB battery charger for Fujifilm NP-W126/S batteries.

It is just as compact as Fuji’s own battery charger, with the difference that you can charge 2 batteries at the same time via USB. The best news: it costs 1/3 of the Fuji charger :) .

Given that USB charging ports are now widely available on trains, airplanes, cars and more, this could be a good solution for travellers, who want to charge 2 batteries at the same time while on the road.

It is now avaialble at AmazonUS, AmazonCA, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonIT, AmazonFR, AmazonES.

Here are the main specs:

  • Powered by USB sources, can be used with AC adapter, laptop, power bank or car charger
  • Dual channel for charging batteries, allow you to charge 2 batteries simultaneously
  • Dual LED charging indicators : Indicate red when charging and green when charging is complete
  • The charger is also with overheat and overcharge protection to prevent damage on your batteries
  • Fits Fujifilm NP-W126S NP-W126 battery and NP-W126S NP-W126 replacement from third party. Replaces Fujifilm BC-W126 Charger

Thanks to the FR-reader for informing us last week via email [fujirumor@gmail.com] about it.

JJC Dual Battery Charger for Fujifilm: AmazonUS, AmazonCA, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonIT, AmazonFR, AmazonES

There are also other dual USB battery charging options, such as the OAproda 2 Pack here, but it’s significantly bigger.

And remember:

Finally: Fujifilm NP-W126S Third Party Battery Available!

NP-W126S Vs. NP-W126

With the introduction of the Fujifilm X-T2 back in July 2016, Fujifilm also launched new batteries, the Fujifilm NP-W126S. Same capacity of the old NP-W126, but optimized for better heat dissipation, making them mandatory, if you really want to squeeze the most out of your X-T2 & Co without occuring in any overheating issue.

For the old NP-W126, there are several offerings from third party manufacturers. I personally use PATONA batteries (I think they are WATSON rebranded in USA, but I’m not sure), and I’m very happy with them.

However, not all third party batteries work as well as PATONA/WATSON. As tested, and we reported here, some third party batteries are so bad, that some called them to be a “fraud“.

NP-W126S Third Party

Back to our new NP-W126S batteries.

A FR-reader now spotted the PATONA Platinum NP-W126S batteries at Amazon Germany here.

UPDATE 1: FR-readers told us in the comments about the ecoEfficiency NP-W126S batteries available at AmazonUS (reviews at AmazonUS)

For a fraction of the price of the original NP-W126S batteries, the Patona Platinum battery should allow you to take the most out of your Fujifilm X-T2 & Co without occurring in any overheating issue. Here is the first feedback of the FR-reader:

Today I received 2 batteries and they are working perfect in my booster grip (without the camera internal battery)

UPDATE 2: Thanks to our fantastic community, we have more feedback about more NP-W126S third party options.

Unless you really want to sped 3x the money on OEM Fujifilm NP-W126S batteries, third party options are a great alternative… you just have to know which one to buy. And luckily here on FujiRumors, we investigated this questions here, so you can have a bit more feedback about which one to grab ;) .

TESTED: Third Party Fuji Batteries? “Inflated capacity values. Some batteries almost Fraud!”… and the Winner is…?

Fujifilm X-H1 will use NP-W126S Battery of X-T2 + New Vertical Grip

Fujifilm X-H1

The Fujifilm X-H1 will use the same batteries of the X-T2 & co, the NP-W126S.

Given the X-H1 increase in size over the X-T2 (size comparison here), Fujifilm will also launch a new vertical grip.

Join our Fujifilm X-H Facebook group.

stay tuned… the best has yet to come :)
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Fujifilm X-H1 Rumored Specs

Fujifilm NP-W126 Vs. Third Party Batteries :: Insanely Fast Warranty Repair :: DPReview Best Cameras between $500-900 (miXed zone)

Cover Stories

  • NP-W126 batteries: Everything you wanted to know about (also comparing to third party batteries) at ultralightphotography
  • TESTED: Third Party Fuji Batteries? “Inflated capacity values. Some batteries almost Fraud!”… and the Winner is…? at fujirumors.com
  • Fuji love: Insanely fast warranty repair turn around at mikekobal
  • 2 Fuji Cameras recommended by DPreview between $500-900 at dpreview

Fujifilm X-T2 & More
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

Fujifilm X100F Will Take Same NP-W126(S) Battery of Fujifilm’s MILC line!

x100f

C’mon Fuji… hurry up and release the X100F… some X-shooters really need the upgrade now :)
Shared at the Fujifilm X100F facebook group

Fujifilm X100F – NP-W126s

According to a trusted source, the Fujifilm X100F will take the NP-W126 and the new NP-W126s batteries of Fujifilm’s MILC line-up. The current X100/S/T are using the Fujifilm Fujifilm NP-95 batteries.

I remind you that Fujifilm designed the NP-W126s to optimize the heat-managment.

Feel free to join the Fujifilm X100F facebook group and check out the perfect Fujifilm X100F designed by Andreas here.

New NP-W126S Batteries: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / eBay of your country

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New Fujifilm NP-W126 MK II Battery will Generate Less Heat (Trusted Source)

Fujifilm NP-W126

Fujifilm NP-W126 MK II

I’ve received the rumor (from trusted source) that the new Fujifilm NP-W126 batteries will handle heat better. Less heat generation allows us to shoot 4K and use the full power of the X-T2 (via “boost” function on the Vertical Grip).

I remind you that Fuji Guy Billy said here, the X-Pro2 can’t shoot 4K, because it can’t dissipate heat properly.

No word about higher capacity batteries.

End of the Rumor

As far as I know (but correct me if I’m wrong), the main sources of heat generation are:

  • Sensor
  • Processor
  • Batteries
  • Writing on SD-cards
  • Screen/EVF

Heat disspiation is a major problem with mirrorless cameras. Fujifilm could solve all problems, by making the X-T2 camera body significantly larger, but most of us love the compact size of the X-series mirroless cameras.

Also, if you want to maximize the power of the X-T2, you can’t really minimize the heat generated by the sensor, processor, EVF refresh rate or SD-card writing process. So the only thing left where Fujifilm could work on in order to solve the heat-issue are the batteries.

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