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Which battery does the Fujifilm X-A1 take?

The Fujifilm X-A1 is a digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that features a 16.0MP sensor. It is powered by the Fujifilm NP-W126, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack. Lithium-Ion batteries offer a high energy density and low self-discharge, and are nowadays found in many portable electronic devices.

Battery Pack

The NP-W126 operates at a voltage of 7.2V and has a capacity of 1260mAh. It can be charged from a standard electrical outlet via the Fujifilm BC-W126 charger (that can be purchased separately, for example, at amazon). The battery pack measures 47 mm in width, 15 mm in height, and 36 mm in depth. It weighs 51 g. The Fujifilm NP-W126 has been on the market since January 2012 and sells at good camera retailers, such as amazon, for about $70. Fujifilm provides the NP-W126 in a black outer finish. Generic alternatives (see below) that are compatible with the Fujifilm X-A1 can be obtained at substantially lower cost.

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What is the difference between the Fujifilm NP-W126 and the NP-W126S?

The NP-W126 was replaced as a battery pack for digital cameras by the NP-W126S. Both types operate at a similar voltage and are fully interchangeable, so that the NP-W126S can also be used with the Fujifilm X-A1. The main difference between the two packs is their internal circuit design. The newer battery pack has less internal resistance and, thus, less energy loss from internal heating. It will therefore last longer on a single charge and be less prone to overheating.

How many shots can I take with a fully charged ?

The number of shots that one can get out of a battery pack depends heavily on the style and imaging practice of the photographer. For example, the extended use of the LCD screen for framing or reviewing will result in reduced battery performance.

Fujifilm NP-W126

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has established guidelines that manufacturers are supposed to respect when reporting the battery life of their cameras. According to this CIPA-rating, the Fujifilm X-A1 can take 350 images on a single charge. Given the relatively demanding energy usage of the CIPA procedures, this rated number should be achievable or be surpassed in most practical situations. However, if the environment is cold, the LCD screen is used heavily, or the camera is turned on and off frequently, battery mileage might drop towards or even below the rating. Also, as the battery pack ages, its performance will tend to deteriorate.


What about generic battery packs?

Fujifilm sells the original NP-W126 battery pack at quite a steep price. This premium pricing strategy has left room in the market for third party suppliers to offer fully compatible battery packs at much lower prices. Savings from buying generic replacement batteries can amount up to 70 percent of the price of the genuine battery pack.

Fujifilm NP-W126 Specifications

  • Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack
  • Compatibility: Fujifilm X-A1 & other selected Fujifilm cameras
  • Voltage: 7.2V DC
  • Capacity: 1260mAh
  • Number of shots (CIPA) with the Fujifilm X-A1: 350

Indeed, one can often find a variety of competitively-priced NP-W126 replacements from different vendors at major online platforms (see, for example, here on ebay). All these generic alternatives should work fine with your Fujifilm X-A1. So why would anybody then buy the more expensive original battery? Well, below are some arguments in favor of the genuine Fujifilm NP-W126, which can perhaps be summarized as "peace of mind":

  • Assurance that the warranty of the camera will not be rendered void if a battery-related failure occurs;
  • Assurance that the battery pack will indeed have the stated capacity;
  • Assurance that the battery will have low self-discharge rates and, thus, will hold its charge even when not in use;
  • Assurance that the power unit will not trigger any warning messages on the camera and can be effectively charged with the standard charger;
  • Assurance that the manufacturing process has respected the safety guidelines for Lithium-Ion batteries;

If you can live without these assurances, then you are in for some nice savings from buying generic replacements for the Fujifilm NP-W126. Unfortunately, the market for generic battery packs is rather fluid, with new trade names popping up regularly while others disappear. Hence it is difficult to keep track of all the suppliers and the quality of their products. That said, in North America, battery packs from Wasabi have gained a good reputation, while in Europe, replacement power packs from Patona have received many favorable reviews. In any case, the existing comparisons tend to find that the cheapest of the generic replacement packs score worse in terms of achieving their rated capacity, holding their charge over time, or allowing for a large number of charge-discharge cycles than somewhat pricier battery packs (or the genuine Fujifilm offer). Thus, the old adage, "If the price sounds too low to be true, it probably is" has some merit with respect to camera batteries also. You can check the current offers and prices for the original Fujifilm NP-W126 and its clones by using the buttons below.

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Which other cameras use the Fujifilm NP-W126 or the NP-W126S?

The X-A1 is not alone in using the Fujifilm NP-W126 or the NP-W126S. Several other cameras from Fujifilm are powered by the same type of lithium-ion pack. The adjacent table lists some of them along with a selection of their headline specifications.

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Cameras using the Fujifilm NP-W126 or the NP-W126S
Battery life
Sensor Size
Launch Price
Street Price
1Fujifilm X-A1Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0330Sep 2013399ebay.com
2Fujifilm X-A2Fujifilm NP-W126410APS-C16.0350Jan 2015399ebay.com
3Fujifilm X-A3Fujifilm NP-W126S410APS-C24.0339Aug 2016399ebay.com
4Fujifilm X-A5Fujifilm NP-W126S450APS-C24.0361Jan 2018399ebay.com
5Fujifilm X-A7Fujifilm NP-W126S440APS-C24.0320Sep 2019499ebay.com
6Fujifilm X-A10Fujifilm NP-W126S410APS-C16.0331Dec 2016399ebay.com
7Fujifilm X-E1Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0350Sep 2012999ebay.com
8Fujifilm X-E2Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0350Oct 2013999ebay.com
9Fujifilm X-E2SFujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0350Jan 2016699ebay.com
10Fujifilm X-E3Fujifilm NP-W126S350APS-C24.0337Sep 2017899ebay.com
11Fujifilm X-E4Fujifilm NP-W126S380APS-C26.0364Jan 2021849amazon.com
12Fujifilm X-H1Fujifilm NP-W126S310APS-C24.0673Feb 20181,899ebay.com
13Fujifilm X-M1Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0330Jun 2013699ebay.com
14Fujifilm X-Pro1Fujifilm NP-W126300APS-C16.0450Jan 20121,699ebay.com
15Fujifilm X-Pro2Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C24.0495Jan 20161,699ebay.com
16Fujifilm X-Pro3Fujifilm NP-W126S440APS-C26.0497Oct 20191,799amazon.com
17Fujifilm X-S10Fujifilm NP-W126S325APS-C26.0465Oct 2020999amazon.com
18Fujifilm X-T1Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0440Jan 20141,299ebay.com
19Fujifilm X-T2Fujifilm NP-W126S340APS-C24.0507Jul 20161,599ebay.com
20Fujifilm X-T3Fujifilm NP-W126S390APS-C26.0539Sep 20181,499ebay.com
21Fujifilm X-T10Fujifilm NP-W126350APS-C16.0381May 2015799ebay.com
22Fujifilm X-T20Fujifilm NP-W126S350APS-C24.0383Jan 2017899ebay.com
23Fujifilm X-T30Fujifilm NP-W126S380APS-C26.0383Feb 2019899ebay.com
24Fujifilm X-T30 IIFujifilm NP-W126S380APS-C26.0383Sep 2021899ebay.com
25Fujifilm X-T50Fujifilm NP-W126S305APS-C39.8438May 20241,399amazon.com
26Fujifilm X-T100Fujifilm NP-W126S430APS-C24.0448May 2018599ebay.com
27Fujifilm X-T200Fujifilm NP-W126S270APS-C24.0370Jan 2020699ebay.com
28Fujifilm X100FFujifilm NP-W126S390APS-C24.0469Jan 20171,299ebay.com
29Fujifilm X100VFujifilm NP-W126S420APS-C26.0478Feb 20201,399ebay.com
30Fujifilm X100VIFujifilm NP-W126S450APS-C39.8521Feb 20241,599amazon.com

Fujifilm NP-W126 FAQ

The Fujifilm NP-W126 is the standard power source for the X-A1. As such it is an indispensable camera accessory. Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular aspects of the battery pack and Lithium-Ion power units more generally.

Is there a car charger available for the NP-W126?

Fujifilm does not offer a travel charger, but third party suppliers might do (see here on ebay).

Can I use the NP-W126 in any of my other electronic devices?

No, the battery is specifically designed for use in the Fujifilm X-A1 and other selected cameras from Fujifilm.

How should the NP-W126 be stored?

Lithium-ion batteries can hold a charge for a long time. However, these battery packs have a safety mechanism built-in that disables any re-charge if the voltage drops below a certain minimum level. To avoid this safety-trigger to be activated, the battery pack should be charged at least once every few months.

How should I discard my old Fujifilm NP-W126 battery pack?

The contents of Lithium-Ion batteries is under pressure and the packs can explode if exposed to extreme heat. Lithium-Ion battery units should therefore never be incinerated and should not be thrown into the household trash, but put into the recycling stream. Most places that sell camera batteries will also accept them back for recycling.

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