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Sony NEX Essential Accessories

So you're ready to order your new NEX camera, what else do you need to complete your kit? Here's a list of essential NEX accessories which each kit should have.

What you need in your NEX kit.Class 10 SD Memory Cards - You will definitely need memory cards for you NEX - it will not come with one. We suggest using high speed and high quality SD cards for maximum photo and video performance. It's also a good idea to get multiple cards instead of just one high capacity card in case a problem occurs.
Extra Sony NEX NP-FW50 Battery - your NEX camera will come with a battery but if you plan on shooting for a whole day, it's always good to have a backup.
Sony NEX E-mount body cap and rear lens cap - your NEX camera will unfortunately not come with a body cap or a rear lens cap. It's a good idea to have the caps available for storage purposes. You can easily separate the NEX body from the lens and it will make for a very compact package to carry. If you buy E-mount lens …

Sony NEX Aftermarket Battery Grip

Sony NEX Aftermarket Battery Grip

Here's the Ownuser battery grip for the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 camera. It seems that grip can use two NPFW50 batteries to extend your shooting time. It also provides a better grip for shooting in the vertical position. All we see are wholesale prices which price each NEX battery grip down to $132.

Check out for more information on the Ownuser Sony NEX Battery Grip.
Please email us if you have one.
Here is the Ownuser website where you can buy the battery grip for $99 shipped. We don't know all the details, so buyer beware.

Sony NEX NP-FW50 Replacement Battery on eBay

One of the complaints about the Sony NEX camera is the short battery life. Sony rates the Sony NEX-5 with the NP-FW50 battery to last 330 shots (CIPA Standard). We are guessing that most NEX users are not shooting just still images. How can one resist HD videos and the Sweep Panorama, both of which are definite battery hogs.

If you are one who feels the need for backup power, eBay has the answer. Replacement NP-FW50 Batteries are now on eBay. They share the same capacity as the OEM Sony NP-FW50 Battery but not much else. Beware that using third party batteries can damage the Sony NEX camera and can void the warranty.