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BP-U65 vs SWIT S-8U63 battery

BP-U65 Battery review continued 2 ...

BP-U65-BottomSwit S-8U63
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Pic on the SWIT battery is from the S-8U62 which is the same information on the SWIT S-8U63 …

A little bit more information on the BP-U65
(SamSung cells) and a comparison with the SWIT S-8U63 Battery.
The SWIT S-8U63 (made in China) does not really provide much information on the bottom of their battery? I have always wondered about this but, no matter, the S-8U62 has proven to be a good battery … so … take what I say on SWIT batteries as my experience with the product!

Here are the stated differences none-the-less:
SWIT S-8U63 14.4 V, 4400aMh, 63Wh, decoded for Sony cameras. You can read-out the battery life and charge status on the on-camera monitor. Rated at 4.5 hours without the D-TAP/USB2 running. Rated for use with the Sony FS7.
Cost listed at B&H/Adorama, $192.29 usd = 23,000 jpy
Amazon USA, $199.00 usd

BP-U65 (made in China) with SamSung Cell structure 14.4 V, 5200aMh, 74.9 Wh decoded for Sony cameras. Read-out the battery life and charge status on the on-camera monitor tested, by me, on the Sony EX3 at 320 minutes or 5 1/2 hours without use of D-TAP/USB2. The Sony FS7 tested out at 328 minutes or about the same as the Sony EX3 … the EX3 is 10 years old at this point and I guess the electronic power draw is similar because of advances made in the last 10 years in electronics.
Cost listed at, 26,000 jpy. So far this is the only site to sell this battery with SamSung cell structures as I personally negotiated with the manufacturer to have these cells in the battery. You can check out my experience with Chinese made cells on the first blog on this battery.

'Me thinks' … the BP-U65 clearly has the advantage in power and battery charge.
Send me an email if you find you need this type of battery and we can work out a deal.

BP-U65 (SamSung cells) battery works on the following list of cameras:

Sony PXW-FS7, PMW-280, PMW-260, PMW-160, PMW-100, PMW-200 , PMW-F3, PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3,PMW-EX3R,PMW-F3K