Monthly Archives: April 2014

Charge your Sony Camera Battery with a USB Power Stick

Run out of camera battery power and no outlet to charge? No problem, use a common USB portable charger using a variety power sources from AA batteries to the sun!

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September 9, 2014 - 7:11 am

Olle - Unfortunately this was altered on the Sony A6000. That is, you can still connect an external power source (like a portable battery) and charge the internal battery, but you cannot use the camera at the same time!

This works fine on the RX100, but that great feature seems to be history now. I am not sure why Sony removed this possibility. But maybe, just maybe, they wan’t to sell more of their own super expensive batteries…

December 3, 2014 - 5:31 am

Chris - Hi,

Hope you are well!

Can you power a A7S via 5V USB while it is on and recording?


Chris .

December 3, 2014 - 8:26 am

admin - I’m no sure but I don’t think so.

December 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm

Anne - Arrived in Italy with a photographer husband, a Nikon D700, a Sony RX10 & only the Nikon charger – for 2 months. Found this page, a laptop, a Kindle USB lead – & a very happy husband!! You’re a lifesaver… Thanks heaps.