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Old Sep 14, 2005, 5:46 AM   #1
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One of my friends travelling to US got me a Hi-Capacity brand battery for my FZ3. I find that it is very good and the charge lasts much longer than the original Panasonic battery that came with the camera. I have been having it on the camera for about 10 days now clicking a few shots now and then, but the charge indicator remains at full level. I thought I would share this info.The manufacturers' site www.hi-capacity.com does not contain any info about this specific battery, but you can look here for more info:

http://www.batterysavings.com/Batter...1&kw=B9620
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 3:23 PM   #2
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I have that battery and I paid 15 bucks for it and mine is no better than any battery I have used and worse than some. Maybe they make better stuff today than when I bought mine.
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 3:41 PM   #3
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Since this battery question is brought up:
Is there any internet shop that will ship internationally suitable battery for my FZ20, because all I have seen usually ships to states, not to Europe (and I don't really trust ebay, why? Don't ask me that - I don't know :-)) I haven't asked for spare battery at local Panasonic shop, but I believe that it will be expensive to buy there.
I can't really imagine how I managed to pull this summer with only one battery? :?
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 6:06 PM   #4
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I got 2 spare batterys for 10 Euros each from ebay.

The brand is DIGICELL with 850mAh.

They are working very well with my FZ20

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 12:00 AM   #5
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The battery specs on that ad show its capacity as being 680mah which is precisely the same as regular issue battery. Either one is failing or the other is higher capacity than its rating says it is.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 2:12 AM   #6
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If I shoot exclusively with EVF, can I double the battery life? I'll be doing trekking for 3 days straight armed with the original battery and only 2 cloned ones. The 2 backups combined last about the same as the 1 original battery. Normally it takes me 1.5 day to use all 3 batteries.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 3:06 AM   #7
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RayYong wrote:
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If I shoot exclusively with EVF, can I double the battery life?
Simple answer is a qualified "yes". What also takes the power, of course, is the viewing afterwards. Take lots of shots just with the EVF, trusting your judgment and view when you get back to a PC or at least an AC supply.

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Old Sep 15, 2005, 7:59 AM   #8
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CerambyX wrote:
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Since this battery question is brought up:
Is there any internet shop that will ship internationally suitable battery for my FZ20, because all I have seen usually ships to states, not to Europe (and I don't really trust ebay, why? Don't ask me that - I don't know :-)) I haven't asked for spare battery at local Panasonic shop, but I believe that it will be expensive to buy there.
I can't really imagine how I managed to pull this summer with only one battery? :?

The Battery barn ships everywhere but some places are expensive

Shipping policy

http://www.batterybarn.com/shipping.htm



Battery

http://www.batterybarn.com/cgas002.htm



But Ebay is the place for these batteries some as low as $5.00
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 8:37 AM   #9
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Thanks genece!
I'll check those links. But I'm used to high shipping prices to my country. It is usually 30$.
I believe that buying battery could become my first experience with ebay. :-)
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 8:47 AM   #10
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Thanks genece!
I'll check those links. But I'm used to high shipping prices to my country. It is usually 30$.
I believe that buying battery could become my first experience with ebay. :-)



One thing you may want to do is make sure the person your buying from has lots of feedback and most of it is good.

Then in the ask seller a questionas if he will replace a defective battery.(it is usually a fit problem).

I have one of the $5.. batteries and it is fine.

I think I got it from this guy.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-FZ-DMC...QQcmdZViewItem
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