NP-FC11, C Series, Info-Lithium, Battery Pack (3.6v, 780mAh) - Security Camera User Rating
Manufacturer: Sony
Model: NPFC11
: Number of User Reviews: 16

Reviewed by: dually from NY on Jan 28, 2004

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: Compact design,infolithium shows charge left in battery

Weaknesses: runs down quickiy as comared to other batteries

Summary: Bought this as a second battery for my digital camera. Only getting about 90 min. life out of battery using flash and display 30 to 50% of the time. Infolithium is a great feature. Just beware of online stores offering generics as they probably won't be infolithium.

Reviewed by: dsinai from MN on Jan 27, 2004

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: Cheap price.

Weaknesses: Looks cheap

Summary: Bought from Sterlingtek. Received a Digital memory pack for less than 20 bucks. Good value for money though. Battery has been functioning fine even after using it for many times.

Reviewed by: blaundre from WI on Jan 24, 2004

Experience: 14 Days

Strengths: Infolithium is a great feature--it tells you exactly how much battery life is left.

Weaknesses: This battery's life is too short, as compared to other digital cameras' batteries.

Summary: (Edited January 24th by blaundre) Beware of buying from Key Battery unless you want a generic battery. (It's web site states it's a Sony manufactured battery, but it's generic.)

I bought from, and they shipped the correct order very quickly!

Reviewed by: kaymarn on Oct 22, 2003

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: Long lasting usage time. It can take up to 100 pictures with monitor on

Weaknesses: Usage time decreases in cold weather condition...and I'm in Chicago!!

Summary: The condition will be stable for a year. Then usage time will be decreased over time.(from previous battery I used) My old one can only take up to 30 pictures now.

Reviewed by: jensang8 from CT on Apr 12, 2004

Experience: 17 Days

Strengths: Compact, light-weight, sturdy encasement. InfoLithium calculates and displays remaining power in minutes.

Weaknesses: 90-85 minutes power use at full-charge. Shorter power time when using flash and display screen often. One battery is not enough for one-day outing sightseeing.

Summary: I own a Sony DSC-P10. I don't recommend using a generic battery with camera. My research shows the remaining power in minutes may not display. This info is crutial since the life of the battery is short. The battery performs as advertised. Although I feel Sony could have developed a more powerful battery. I find a 2-sec pause for the camera to recharge after each flash use. I believe the pause would be reduced if the battery was designed to provide more power. However, the design priority was obviously size before strength.

I bought mine from for $40 (no S&H)

Reviewed by: dicklaos from TX on Mar 2, 2004

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: compact size, easy to carry

Weaknesses: low capacity

Summary: Before I bought the Sony V1, I had read lots of reviews about the low capacity of the battery. That's why I bought the 2nd one, and found that it can only hold ~85mins, as expected.

Reviewed by: jkubota from IL on Jan 21, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: light compact

Weaknesses: short life

Summary: Purchased this battery as an extra battery for my Sony camera. No problems so far, but it is early in it's life span.

Bought from Newegg because of their fast service and fair prices. Received the battery in three days. I was pleased with the quick turnaround.

Reviewed by: prince_raj24 on Jan 16, 2004

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: Provides updates on how much battery life is left in minutes.

Weaknesses: Battery life is short.

Summary: I bought this battery for my Sony DSC-P10 digital camera & it provides updates on how many more minutes it would last. But the battery life after a full re-charge is around just 90 mins which forces the users to go in for an extra battery (the reason I bought it in the first place).

Reviewed by: zygote from MO on Dec 24, 2003

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: very small. quick charging.

Weaknesses: short working time.

Summary: from my experience of the two batteries (one coming with my P10 digital camera, the other bought from, i don't think the battery can work at long as what the p10 manual says. i use the flash by 50% and the battery gets no power so fast.

Reviewed by: stevenustc from NY on Dec 21, 2003

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: compact, no memory effect

Weaknesses: short life

Summary: I bought a SONY DSC-P10, so I took another battery for use. But the battery's life is too short. Maybe only 80 mins. And SONY's battery is too expensive. Overall that is a good battery.

Reviewed by: drjeckel from NY on Nov 26, 2003

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: slim battery

Weaknesses: short lived

Summary: when i shoot 5 meg pictues it last around an hour,you will need to have 2 of these at least, would be good to have a car charger for long shooting sessions outdoors

Reviewed by: powenchg from CA on Nov 19, 2003

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: light compact

Weaknesses: short life expensive inconsistent quality

Summary: Overall, I like the battery. however, i bought this one as a backup and I noticed inconsistency in the capacity of the battery. On one, it can last 87 minutes for my Sony DSCV1, but the other one can only last 83 minutes. Also, it will be better if the batteries can be in the 30 dollars price range, instead of 60 dollars.

Reviewed by: allancheng from CA on Nov 19, 2003

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: informational

Weaknesses: limited capacity

Summary: the life time is too short. I wish it can last longer than one hour. This is for my sony dsc v1 digital camera. As a result, I need to buy couple batteries as a backup.

Reviewed by: msimon3 from MI on Nov 14, 2003

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: Longer life than stock battery...

Weaknesses: ...but of course it could be longer yet.

Summary: I purchased this battery as an extra battery for my Sony camera, but now I use it as my primary battery. It allows continuous shooting for about an 1 hour (with flashes) on a DSC-V1 which is about 30% longer than the stock battery.

Reviewed by: energizerj13 from CA on Nov 3, 2003


Strengths: no hastle

Weaknesses: none so far

Summary: I purcased a Sony battery for my digital camera. well, shopperwiz was pretty good in price and service, and no problems encoutered so far. I would definitely purchase to them again, and recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by: trigny from WA on Oct 15, 2003

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: necessary as back up for my digital camera

Weaknesses: none

Summary: A second battery is essential for normal useage with my Sony DSCV1 digital camera. This battery provides that function and is now part of my photographic package.

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