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10-31-2014, 11:55 PM   #16
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There is a 1600mah 7.4v 3rd party battery on amazon sold by bigmike's works fairly well. I own one. Costs about $10-15 (i can't remember how much i paid without logging into my amazon account).

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Thanks for the information!
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I think going with oem is smart. I have wasabi and synergy digital for my canon video camera and though they work okay, they don't last nearly as long.
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I have used third party batteries with great success. I also keep one Pentax battery on hand for each camera.

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My experience with a Canon camera is that the OEM works for many more charge/discharge cycles than third party ones. I have tried 2 different brands of aftermarket batteries and they had initial good lifetime in the camera, but began to degrade after a couple dozen cycles. I am brand new to the K-50 and have ordered an AA adapter to keep in my camera bag as a spare battery pack with 2700 mAh Nimhs. I might also pick up a Wasabi kit as I think its charger seems easier to pack than the Pentax one.

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