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Sony Cybershot Battery Charger

Updated on September 17, 2014

New Battery Charger for My Digital Camera

I recently found myself in need of a new battery charger for my Sony Cybershot digital camera. Well, more precisely, I found myself in need of a new NP-BG1 battery, and in want of a new charger.

My old oner was a generic replacement for the OEM charger that had not been exactly what I had wanted, so I decided to replace it. There were two specific problems that I was hoping to avoid with a new one, and I'll tell you about those, too. FYI - I have NOT experienced either of those two problems with this new one. Happy day!

I went to Amazon, searched for "Sony Cybershot Battery Charger," and found a bunch. You know what? I got lucky!

Here's the story of which one I chose, why, and how satisfied I am.

Photo: my own

So far, I'm Perfectly Happy - I Got a Sony Cybershot Charger, and More - for Less!

I've only had this product a short while, but at this point, I must say that it is far better than a generic one I had purchased for nearly FOUR times the price about a year ago.

HERE IT IS-

ClearMax CLE-7310 Travel Charger with Batteries to Replace Sony NP-BG1
ClearMax CLE-7310 Travel Charger with Batteries to Replace Sony NP-BG1

This one worked like a charm right out of the box. It's nice to be done wrestling the battery out of the adapter and continually checking the connection. Charging was quick, too. Although the side of the box indicated a 2 hour charge time, it took just under an hour!

I should also mention that shipping time was quicker than expected - the package arrived within five days of placing the order.

All in all, I'm thinking this was a pretty good deal at 1/4 the price of the charger only that I purchased locally.

 

Why I Wanted a New Charger

I had left the charger that came with the camera on a ship and was unable to retrieve it.

About a year ago, I bought a generic battery charger from a local electronics store. It has various adapters to slide into the base, depending on the type of battery you need to charge. However, there are two problems with it.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT MY OLD ONE:

1) It is very difficult to get the NP-Bg1 battery back out of its adapter after charging.

2) Over time, the charger developed a habit of working loose from the outlet just enough that it would stop charging, so I would have to keep checking it and resecuring the connection.

SPECIAL NOTE: The charger i bought locally cost roughly FOUR TIMES what the new one I just purchased on Amazon cost. AND this was for the charger alone ... no battery or car charger included.

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Price, Reviews, and Seller Ratings

Guided My Choice

Since my search for "Sony Cybershot Battery Charger" yielded so may results, I went ahead and checked several things:

1 - price - incuding shipping

2 - What was ihcluded in the price

3 -Seller ratings

4 - Customer Reviews

Based on the above, I chose one with a total price of less than $12.00, including the shipping charge, and good reviews. It comes with a battery charger, attachment for charging in the car, and two batteries.

Here's a photo of what I got for my money. (Except for one of the batteries, which was in use at the time!)

Photo: my own

Other Battery Chargers - On Amazon

I'll admit that not everyone uses a Sony Cybershot digital camera. But most everyone does have a digital camera of one sort or another these days. You'd be hard pressed to find a home that doesn't have SOME type of device that needs frequent recharging. And if you have things that run on batteries, sooner or later, you'll need another charger.

Update

UPDATE: August 2014. Still using that little camera, and the battery charger still works like a charm. It turned out to be a really good little purchase!

UPDATE: June, 2011 - CAR CHARGER

I have now had a chance to use the car charger, and it works just fine and dandy!

If you're in the market for a new battery charger, I hope you found this information helpful!

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    • MissRubyStars profile image

      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      Very informative! Thanks! Glad you found a decent replacement!

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Every family needs rechargeable batteries these days it seems :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Nice to know a good charger when I need one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bet the Energizer Bunny would love these! ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yup! Thanks for the recharge! :))

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Looks like a good one to me.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      I love Amazon, it always has the best stuff at some of the best prices. Not to mention the selection is huge! Nice lens, it sounds like you did very well :)

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      flipflopju 5 years ago

      I have a wall charger and like it but now I think a car charger would be nice to have too.

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago

      My wife loves road trips so this is a very handy tool to have

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I love my Sony cybershot and have a nice battery charger that i bought off ebay but I will say you got the deal of the century! Nicely done.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      My Sony camcorder batteries used to really get messed up and refuse to hold a charge. The latest ones I believe are somewhat better. It's nice to see that some of these are not horribly expensive like they used to be.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I don't need one yet, but you never know...

      Good information.

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      celeBritys4africA 6 years ago

      I like the informative product review.

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      ziggysun1 6 years ago

      Great info!

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      cruiselinefans 6 years ago

      @nealberk: don't forget faster charge time, too. :)

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      nealberk 6 years ago

      I have bought additional batteries and battery charges from Amazon. Never a problem and they are a lot cheaper than going to the manufacturer (or Verizon)

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      beannie64 6 years ago

      Terrific info!

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      loraseverson 6 years ago

      Nice review

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a well written review. I enjoyed it. I know what to do when my Sony charger fails me.

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      maryrussel 6 years ago

      Great job on this review. So glad you are pleased with your purchase.

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      SueMiller 6 years ago

      Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

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      cruiselinefans 6 years ago

      It's funny - you and I purchased the same unit - and I've been pleased with its versatility, as well. We even found a use for some of the other chargers adapters.

      One small tip: Put all the pieces in a plastic bag or keep the box. I wish they had included a small carrying case.

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