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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:59 pm 
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Hi Everybody,

Something caught my eyes while reading the reviews. Apparently there is a DC-in socket under a rubber flap on the left hand side of various Sony Alpha models. Has anyone used this feature, would this connector allow the user to actually recharge the battery in-camera thru an optional AC adaptor?

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I'm not sure about charging, but I think it's just an external battery/power source.

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Balazs wrote:
Has anyone used this feature, would this connector allow the user to actually recharge the battery in-camera thru an optional AC adaptor?
Balazs


Nope, that is the first thing I asked when buying mine. Hence the supplied re-charger in the box.


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Balazs, the DC input allows you to power the camera from an external source, like Sean (Sdrummer) suggested. In my Alpha compatible Lenses and Accessories guide, under Grips and power, you can find the AC-VQ900AM double battery charger, which does not only allow you to charge two batteries at the same time, but also to hook up your camera to a wall outlet, using the DC input.
Here's a link to the AC-VQ900AM manual.

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Thanks for your comments guys!

It's not a major thing I guess it's just a bit inconvenient that you loose some of your camera settings when removing the battery to recharge it. So the DC-in socket looked promising to me in this respect suggesting that the Alpha's power supply might work the same way as seen in mobile phones PDAs UMPCs.

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