NP-FW50 incompatible battery...Sony, why do you do these things?

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NP-FW50 incompatible battery...Sony, why do you do these things?
Nov 6, 2011

I noticed several threads concerning third party batteries not working with The Nex-5N so I decided to purchase an official Sony NP-FW50 for my 5N. Of course, trying to save a few bucks, I ordered from an Ebay seller. Sure enough, I get the incompatible battery message after a minute or two after inserting the battery. I am guessing that this is a Sony battery that was manufactured before the 5N was released. My question is why Sony would keep the same model number for a battery when it works in some camera's but not the newer 5N? They appear to be both rated the same and look the same.....differences in label printing but thats about it. At least put a version number on it somewhere. I knew I was taking a chance when I ordered it from Ebay but I had a bit more confidence in that it was a Sony branded battery.

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