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Ah heck, if you know what you’re doing you could bundle a bunch of "AAA" batteries together with wire to power your camera if you wanted to. Here are some things to consider though:
-Sony batteries are engineered with the added benefit of having proprietary access to Sony’s camera schematics. Non-Sony batteries are basically created by reverse engineering Sony batteries. Off brand manufacturers don’t have the insight that Sony has into their cameras’ needs.
-Using a generic brand battery might void your warranty if the camera breaks due to battery issues.
-Generic batteries may not live up to the quality of their Sony counterparts. Sure, the price is cheaper, but the battery might have a life span that’s several hundred cycles less than the Sony equipment, and the battery’s might not have as much power as their Sony counterparts.
-The big "Sony" lettering on a battery looks cool, even if you’re the only one who sees it.
Using generic batteries can be risky business. However, having said that, I have a couple generic brand batteries for both my Sony and Canon cameras. Go figure. 🙂