Summary: This is a nice battery to replace or use in addition to the original battery that came with your camera. It's nice that it tells you how many minutes are left in the charge, but the charge just seems to drain fast with heavy usage. I bought this battery before my trip to the Philippines so that I can have two batteries on hand. I'm glad I did because I found myself having to switch to a new battery before the day was threw.
Summary: I am taking a trip in a few months and I was looking for a backup battery for My Sony Cybershot DSC-T20 which is what I put into the search engine here at Amazon.com, I read the reviews for this battery and it sounded like a great upgrade so I took the plunge and bought it because it was a great price, atleast $30 cheaper than any I could find at a brick and mortar store nearby including Best buy, Wal- Mart and CompUsa.
Good... but after shipping cost... it cost the same as from Best Buy
Juan C. Cruz, Amazon
8 February 2010
Summary: It's a pretty good replacement battery. The final cost with shipping came out the same price that the battery cost in Best Buy... so it wasn't much of a savings at all. This particular shipper took a very long time to ship. It was an ok experience. That's about it.
Summary: This has better life than the battery that comes with the camera. You would need a spare when you planning to take more movies since the movie depletes the battery quicker. As a bonus, this battery also shows how many minutes are remaining.
With two batteries I've never run out - even on long, busy, point and shoot days
Mark J. Fowler "Let's Play Two!", Amazon
3 December 2009
Summary: I got the camera 9 months ago and went ahead and sprung for a spare battery - so far I've NEVER run down a battery in a single day unless I was shooting >30 minutes of movie. For just pics I get 180-200 per charge, and I'm rarely taking more than 100 a day. Both batteries still hold plenty of charge (for me) for a long time. (Days after a charge I'll click on the camera and find an almost completely charged battery.
Summary: I ordered this battery at the same time I purchased a Sony DSC-TX1. I had heard reviews that I would need a spare battery and I didn't know if the reason was because of the battery's life or if it was because of the camera's appetite. But whatever the case is, this battery, in my honest opinion, is a lot better than the one that comes in the box with the camera.