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All of the no-name replacement batteries are made in China.
And China's battery products are known for inconsistency.
i.e. all of those laptop batteries that are being recalled are from China. Some of those batteries caught on fire.
Panasonic recently announced that all of their future cameras will include (in the firmware) a method of recognizing a Panasonic battery.
If a non-Panasonic battery is installed, the camera will refuse to function with it. Panasonic says they are doing this to prevent law suits from people using defective batteries.
Canon is showing signs of doing the same thing.
Hi, I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-fz8 and I am wanting a spare battery for it. I looked on thier website and the battery there costs $69.95 for there brand. I also looked on E-bay and found some off brand batteries ranging from $6 to approximatley $20. My question is would an offbrand battery work in my camera or would it run down really fast. My sister had a different camera and she bought an offbrand battery for it and it doesn't work very well with her camera. So would it be wise for me to get an off brand for the low price, or would it be less hastle to just fork out the $70 for a new one of thier brand. Also are there different kinds of off brand ones I might want to avoid?
Thanks in advance