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Old November 26th, 2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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V1 and PD-170 use the same batteries?

I think I have concluded this to be true, I just wanted to get reinforcement before I bought some batteries from a friend.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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I think I have concluded this to be true, I just wanted to get reinforcement before I bought some batteries from a friend.
Sony was kind enough to send a pair of F970s with the V1. But, they are too big. What is the next size down?
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Old November 26th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Jerry,

Yes, all of Sony's handheld prosumer/professional cameras (VX, PD, FX, Z1, V1) use the same NP-FXXX InfoLithium "L" size batteries.

Steve,

I believe it is the F770.
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Old November 26th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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Sony was kind enough to send a pair of F970s with the V1. But, they are too big. What is the next size down?
Steve -- do you just want lower weight for hand-held use, or do you feel the F970 throws off the balance of the camera?

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Old November 26th, 2006, 06:28 PM   #5
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For me, although the 970 is heavier, it actually helps out on the balance on the VX/PD and FX/Z1 cams. I'm really curious how it would feel handling a FX7/V1U with it on...
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Old November 26th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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I had no problems with the 970 batteries on the Z1, FX1 or V1. They last a long time, even with the viewfinder open.

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Old November 26th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #7
 
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I had no problems with the 970 batteries on the Z1, FX1 or V1. They last a long time, even with the viewfinder open.

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Yeah, figure more than 12 hours of batt life on the 970 on the V1. Talk about power efficient!
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