Do you need a power solution for your cameras, lighting, displays, audio equipment, and other devices? The NP-F battery is required. This blog will go over all you need to know about this series of power supplies, including their meaning, varieties, applications, and so on.

  • What is an NP-F battery?
  • Why do many photographers use NP-F batteries?
  • V mount vs NPF battery, which is better for shooting and filming?
You can use the NP-F battery to charge your cameras for shooting photos, video recording, live streaming, etc.

    What is an NP-F battery?

    If you're interested in photography or videography, you've undoubtedly seen or heard of the NP-F battery. It is a compact, reasonably priced, rechargeable battery pack that was created by Sony to power photographic gears like various cameras, external screen monitors, portable LED lights, etc. However, they go well beyond that.

    The NP-F battery line belongs to lithium-ion rechargeable power solution and comes in three primary sizes: the NP-F550, NP-F750, and NP-F970, which offer small, medium, and high capacity, respectively. Customers may choose a battery from this range that best fits their needs in terms of usage and device characteristics.

    Why do many photographers use NP-F batteries?

    There are other methods to power your equipment, and the NP-F battery is among the most well-liked and adaptable options available. Here are several advantages of, explaining why many professional photographers use NP-F batteries:

    Reliability: NP F series battery has good quality and performance in charging

    NP-F batteries are produced by reliable manufacturer Sony and provide the advantages of lithium-ion. It can be charged or discharged without developing a memory effect at any time, which means it has less self-discharge when not used, and has the ability to hold a full charge for a long time. The NP-F camera battery is trustworthy to power up your shooting device and other gears.

    Compatibility: It can broadly compatible with various devices

    Sony NP-F battery is compatible with virtually all other devices you own, including cameras, lights, wireless transmission, and another regular small gadgets in your camera rigs. When you buy a few NP-F cell packs and put them into shooting activities, you will go over the many types and options that are available for a wide range of applications. Also, you can use the Moman DDB-NPF D-tap to NP-F battery adapter with three-way outputs to explore more about this type of power solution.

    Affordability: NP F battery and charger are priced reasonably for most photographers

    NP-F batteries are priced at a reasonable price for most photographers to afford. Users may quickly accumulate a dozen of these batteries for the price of a single v-mount battery due to their comparatively low cost. Because of this, the NP-F series is a cost-effective option for those on a tight budget or for those who want various power sources for prolonged shooting sessions.

    Adaptability: The battery series has a flexible range of capacity options for different needs

    The adaptability of the BMPCC 4K NPF battery is highly praised. These batteries have a two-cell construction with a 7.4V standard output voltage. This works flawlessly with a wide variety of photography electronics thanks to the stable voltage and current that NP-F battery offers. Because of their interoperability, NP-F batteries are a necessary component of any creator's tool set.

    Moman Power 99 v mount battery have the capacity equaling to 3.5 pieces of NP-F550 batteries. It is compact and mighty for continuous photography works.

    V mount vs NPF battery, which is better for shooting and filming?

    V-mount batteries and NP-F series are both popular power supplies in photo shooting and video production. However, they have diverse features and benefit cameramen in different ways. Here we list the advantages of them to see how they win over the other one.

    Advantages of v-mount battery for photography

    High capacity: One v-mount power supply equals to several packs of NP-F cells. For instance, Moman Power 99S has a high capacity of 3.5 pieces of NP-F550 batteries. They provide more powerful output for the longer runtime of video cameras, such as BMPCC 6K and 6K Pro. 

    Multiple charging ports: Take Moman Power 99 v-mount battery for BMPCC as an example, it has two D-tap slots, a USB-C interface, a USB-A, and a BP charging port. This kind of v-mount camera battery can power up a variety of camera gears simultaneously, improving the charging efficiency well. You can also use the

    NPF battery to v-mount battery converter adapter to switch the two charging methods as you like via the proper slot.

    Stable core for long-term use: This type is made by several 18650 or 21700 cells and is designed to have a stable battery core, which makes it suitable for long-term use. It greatly prevents overheating, overcharging, short circuits, and other problems.

    Easy mounting in a photography setup: The v-mount battery uses a special V-lock installation, which features secure attachment and fast removal. It is perfect for on-the-go shooting when mounted on a camera setup.

    Advantages of NP-F series lithium battery

    Portable size and weight: NP-F batteries are compact power solutions that won’t take up much space in your bag pack. It is a lot smaller and more lightweight than the V-mount power. With an NPF battery adapter plate, it can be mounted on your rigs conveniently.

    Aviation-friendly feature: Unlike the v-mount li-ion battery facing quantity and capacity limitations of aviation regulation, the NP-F power supply is more flexible to be taken on a flight in your carry-on luggage. It is travel-friendly for photographers who have to fly for shooting activities from time to time.

    Dependable brand and warranty: Since Sony is a huge and famous brand, the NP F lithium battery has a great reputation for its quality. You can get a satisfied warranty and after-sale care.

    NP-F lithium battery is deal for product photography, portraits, commercials, and other filming activities.


    NP-F batteries are essentially more than simply a source of energy. They are a flexible, reasonably priced option that can keep up with your photography endeavors. It becomes an even more flexible portable power station when used in on-the-go shooting, outdoor filming, and other applications. Learn about these useful NPF batteries for LED light systems, cameras, and other gears from this blog, and discover how they may improve your productivity.

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