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Old Jan 20, 2006, 1:34 PM   #1
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I was just looking on Ebay at batteries for the FZ5. I want to have a second battery to keep with me in case I need it. Is there anything I need to worry about when buying these batteries? They all seem to be generic non-oem batteries for around $10 + shipping. This almost seems like too good of a deal since I thought I remembered seeing them for around $40 elsewhere.

Has anyone else had problems with batteries like these?
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 1:42 PM   #2
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i've usednon-Panasonic batteriesfor about a year, with zero problems. i have3 "generic" batteries and one OEM that came with my FZ20, and they all function the same, except thegeneric oneslast a bit longer (750 and 900 mAH vs the OEM 680). the Panasonic batteries are MUCH more expensive, but seem to offer no benefit other than the name...
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 2:14 PM   #3
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I am continually surprised at the deals on eBay for things such as batteries. I just bought a bunch of batteries for my cordless phones for a steal. Iimagine the retail stores have difficulty competing with someone who runs an eBay store out of their garage with zero overhead and no employees.

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Old Jan 20, 2006, 7:45 PM   #4
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All fz series cameras us the same battery. (The fz30 specs indicate it needs a 730 mah battery vs 680 for the other fz's but that is not really an issue. Either will work as will 650 mah or 900 mah.)See http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23
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