Panasonic Lumix FZ10

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by normanstrong, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. normanstrong

    normanstrong Guest

    Has anyone evaluated this camera? It seems to be just what I'm
    looking for, but I'd like to get some frank opinions from someone
    that's already tried one.

    Many thanks,

    Norm Strong
     
    normanstrong, Dec 15, 2003
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    Joanne Guest

    Joanne, Dec 15, 2003
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    Vic Dura Guest

    Yes, it looks pretty nice... except for the proprietary battery. IIRC
    it's a whopping 680mAH. How much do the 3 or 4 extras that you'll
    need cost? What do you do 3-years after buying the camera when the
    battery quits and Panasonic has discontinued them?
     
    Vic Dura, Dec 15, 2003
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    Larry Lynch Guest

    A "belt pack" made up of "AA" size rechargeables is
    ALWAYS a good idea.

    Hell, I use one for my Sony 717 even though it has GREAT
    battery duration.
     
    Larry Lynch, Dec 16, 2003
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    JayJay Guest

    This camera isn't released in NZ yet but it's one that I've had my eye
    on. (Release expected sometime in the new year). The point you raise
    about Panasonic discontinuing the battery after a few years is a
    concern. I would have thought that legally, parts for the camera would
    be available for purchase for quite some years. Do you have
    information that Panasonic has done this in the past? Or, are
    proprietary batteries difficult to source for any camera make after a
    few years?

    Another camera that I'm thinking about is the Kodak DX4690, this also
    uses proprietary batteries, would the same problem exist with this
    camera?

    I believe that a Kodak rep posts to this group, if he does, could he
    reassure me in regards this matter.

    As for the original poster, I suggest he looks at some Panasonic
    forums. It appears that FZ-10 is having build problems, camera packing
    up after just a few days use.
     
    JayJay, Dec 16, 2003
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    Irwell Guest

    Anything older than 3 years is a dinosaur
    in this day and age of super technology.
     
    Irwell, Dec 16, 2003
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    Vic Dura Guest

    Is a "belt pack" available for the FZ10 or is this something that is
    home-made? How does it connect to the camera? Via a wire and adaptor?
     
    Vic Dura, Dec 16, 2003
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    Dan Sullivan Guest

    Check out Quantum battery packs if you want a power source that'll last for
    years AND be compatible with other digital cameras.

    http://www.qtm.com/battery/digital_main.html

    Call the tech dept if your camera isn't listed.

    Have fun, Dan Sullivan
     
    Dan Sullivan, Dec 16, 2003
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  9. normanstrong

    Vic Dura Guest

    On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 03:47:10 GMT, RE: Re: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
    Seems so, and what the manufacturer wants you to do when the battery
    dies is to throw the camera away and buy a new one.

    I personally prefer to have the option to get more than 3-years from a
    $600 camera; so I avoid features like proprietary batteries.

    Otherwise, the FZ10 looks great.
     
    Vic Dura, Dec 16, 2003
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    Vic Dura Guest

    On 17 Dec 2003 00:27:13 -0800, RE: Re: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
    IIRC it is a Li battery, so the shelf life will be pretty good.
    However, the 680mAH capacity is still pretty low compared to AA
    batteries that are 2100 or 2200mAH. I would get at least two extra
    batts. Three would be better.

    How much are the extra battery packs?
     
    Vic Dura, Dec 17, 2003
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