Generic Battery Recharger and USB Cable for Sony DSC-P8?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Guest, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am poor. Really.

    I found a Sony Cybershot DSC-P8 and brought it to the building's Lost -
    n - Found. After three months being unclaimed, that baby was mine (woo woo!).

    Now all I need is the instruction book, the USB cable and a battery
    recharger for the NP-FC11 battery.

    At the Sony Store (in Canada where I am), I've been told the USB cable
    will run about $50CAN (!!) and the recharger that plugs into the camera
    and works while also charging the battery will run around $80CAN. Add
    the 15% sales tax and I'm looking at about $150CAN.

    Did I mention I'm poor?

    I've noticed on two generic rechargers -- one from Digital
    Concepts and one from Ambico. I won't be using the camera for huge
    photo-heavy trips so I can't imagine running the battery down every day.
    On the other hand, I don't want to go totally cheap and end up with a
    generic recharger that looses more and more battery juice (or whatever
    techie term you wanna use) over a short time.

    Doesn anyone have any advice or opinion on the use of generic battery
    rechargers and USB cables or can suggest a decent brand?


    Guest, Dec 31, 2003
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    Harvey Guest

    How about this Sony charger for $20 US.
    Harvey, Dec 31, 2003
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  3. the manual you should be able to get from sony's website for free. go
    and look around a bit.

    as for need one that is designed for the battery type
    youhave - nicd, nimh or li-ion. all get charged slightly differently,
    and using the wrong charger will destroy the battery.

    ""On the other hand, I don't want to go totally cheap and end up with
    a generic recharger that looses more and more battery juice (or
    whatever techie term you wanna use) over a short time.""

    Umm...good or bad, a battery charger charges a battery by puttin
    electricity into it. (basic concept anyway). the camera takes the
    electricity out. a charger cannot lose juice, or whatever you were
    trying to say. A better recharger will charge faster and more
    completely and safer. charging too much or at the wrong rate can
    overheat the batteries and cause them to fail. also, once they are
    full, the charger needs to know to stop.

    as to the USB cable, probably a sony only item. you could check a few
    camera stores that sell your camera and see if they have one lying
    loose in a drawer of misc odds and ends.

    Chris P in PA, Dec 31, 2003
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    Ken Weitzel Guest


    Greetings from Winnipeg (Canada)

    With sympathy for your financial situation I'd recommend
    you consider patiently watching e-bay for a used cable
    and usb cable.

    It makes sense that far more cameras will be lost/stolen
    dropped/broken beyond repair than will be the accessories
    that are normally left at home. The "extras" must go
    somewhere :)

    I know - years ago I dropped an Olympus d220 in the lake
    while simulaneously taking a pic and netting a walleye,
    so I virtually gave away all the accessories, including
    the box, manual, etc.

    Wait and watch, you'll find em :)

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Dec 31, 2003
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    golf Guest

    Both Cdn Tire and Home Hardware sell reasonable NimH chargers. They
    run about 35 dollars, and four batteries are about 18.

    Re USB cable?
    If the camera can use a mem card, get a card reader, I think that is

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    golf, Jan 1, 2004
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