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simonbratt99 May 16, 2006 6:36 AM

hi

have anyone gone and bought a more powerful fz30 battery?

like a 800ma or 1000ma ones?

and how much better (if any) are they?

ttkbear May 16, 2006 11:30 PM

I bought a 1000mA battery from batterybarn.com for $18 US back in December. It does last a bit longer then the Panasonic battery but I've never kept a closewatch to see how much longer (picture count). I've been happy with it so far. Overseas shipping will probably make you want to look elsewhere.

dbuk May 17, 2006 4:27 AM

Actually, shipping from battery barn is not expensive. I bought one and all in all it cost around £15-£16 including shipping. And since it is below £18 I didn't have to pay any vat/duty.

simonbratt99, it's worth it - much cheaper than buying a Panasonic one from Jessops!

Regards
Dave

simonbratt99 May 17, 2006 5:46 AM

thanks guys, i have actually ordered one from ebay a 800mh one from (gulp) hong kong for 99p+£5..99 postage.

Fingers crossed eh (anyone done this?)

dbuk May 17, 2006 6:14 AM

I bought from battery barn after recommendations from others who had used them before as the ones from China seemed a bit dodgy to me. But maybe it will be ok.



Seedubs May 17, 2006 11:42 AM

Yeah I bought two from Hong Kong last September for 1 pence each (+ P&P) both are still working fine, if I had to choose between them and the panasonic original battery I would say thePanasonic battery probably lasts about 20% longer now, but for a total of around £15 for two batteries I am still very pleased.

seemolf May 17, 2006 12:17 PM

Just read this test from Bryan-linuxworks (dpreview Forum).
http://www.netstuff.org/battery/graphs/
The capacities above 800 mAh are often misleading. The pana batteries are ok, but too expensive. Try to get cells limiting charging.
I am using MaxCell 1000mAh packs for the FZ5, they have more energy than the original ones.
Sven

..this one is good and it is from ebay, robby..


robby.naish May 17, 2006 12:57 PM

Hi,

somebody bought a good one battery on ebay?

thanks

Alex


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