I have some charger I bought at the store. It's name is not Canon. It charges the battery and I'm done. What analysis do we need here?
As to the media you only need to use what they say is compatible.
Is there a downside to using a different brand for an external battery charger? I want to buy an external battery charger for my Canon DC50. The Canon brand, which plugs directly into a wall outlet without a cord, costs $75. TechPower offers one made for the DC50 that has a cord attached to a battery plate (more convenient when the wall outlet is not easy to reach) and works with both 110 and 240 volt outlets (more convenient for traveling). It also comes with a car charger and the whole package costs half of what the Canon brand costs. Is there a problem with using anything other than a Canon brand for the external charger?
Also, the DC50 came with a Canon brand mini DVD-R disc, I want to get some mini DVD-RW discs and have two questions. What are the pros and cons of -R vs. -RW in terms of transferring, editing, etc? Will any brand of mini DVD work with the Canon DC50? Someone said that Sony will not work. Canon brand is not as readily available as some others.