Has anyone else had the battery fall out of their A7, A9, or Alpha 1 camera?

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Ellis Vener
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Has anyone else had the battery fall out of their A7, A9, or Alpha 1 camera?

It happened to me today during a long walk. The Alpha 1 was mounted on an FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS and the lens was hanging from a sling.. At one point during g my walk I raised the camera to my eye and no power. That’s when I discovered the open battery door and missing battery. Luckily I had a spare.

No doubt I probably inadvertently unlocked the battery door, but I would think the internal spring loaded lock (which works fine otherwise) should have stopped this from happening.

The salesman at Precision Camera in Austin, where I bought a replacement battery, said he’s heard from a few customers about it happening but only with Sony cameras.

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