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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:04 AM   #1
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Default Handling of FZ10 with a Digipower DPS-9000 Powerpack

I enquired about the battery life of this product on another thread, but I'm now wondering how it affects the handling of the camera when fitted. Does anyone know the weight and dimensions of this powerpack? Does the weight, size or positioning affect how you handle the camera when taking photos?

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PS. I was close to selecting another camera because I was fed up of waiting for UK availability, but I can't get away from it - the FZ10 appears to be the best of the bunch, so it looks as if I'll have to drool at the prospect of owning one for a little bit longer.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Battery weight is 4.8 oz, and it helped me hold the camera steadier but
It did not allow access to the battery & SD card door.
I rigged up an adapter so I could get to the door and in the process
I feel it helped me hold steadier and also centers the mount on a tripod plus you can access the battery and sd card door while the camera is mounted to a tripod.
Some pictures
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=7748852
One thing I do not like about it is the camera auto shutoff does not work with the pack.
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 7:13 AM   #3
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How well does the connector works? I believe you have to keep the lid of the DC-in open all the time then? Is the DC-cable from the battery to the DC-in too long or too short?

I've tried the standard battery life out. I was able to make 600+ pictures on a full charge with LCD on.
600 of which 300 are with flash and OIS mode1. That is quite impressive already imo.

I run out of SD-cardspace faster than I'd ran out of juice... so how long can you go with the DSP9k?
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Here is a pretty good thread on the subject
http://www.onlinephotographers.com/y...d=2476;start=0
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Thanks for the information folks. Does anyone know where I can buy it in the UK?
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