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.
NP-W126S Third Party
Back to our new NP-W126S batteries.
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.
- ecoEFFICIENCY NP-W126S Battery
- PATONA Platinum NP-W126S Battery
- Jupio NP-W126S Battery
- Duracell Fujifilm X-T2 Battery
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…?