Panasonic now Locking in Batteries

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Woger, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Woger

    Woger Guest

    Are other camera makers doing this so you can use 3rd party batteries?


    This to me seems illegal as you should have the choice like you do with a
    car.
     
    Woger, Jun 18, 2009
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    Woger Guest



    Cameras will not work if you use 3rd party batteries, ie None Panasonic ones..

    "Panasonic has released firmware updates for its latest digital cameras
    including the GH1, G1, ZS3 and TS1. The new firmware can identify genuine
    Panasonic batteries and prevents the use of any third party battery packs. The
    company says it has taken this move to ensure safety of its users against
    possible injuries because of overcharging, internal heating or short circuit
    in third-party batteries. "
     
    Woger, Jun 18, 2009
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    Paul80

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    Was this ever actually implemented, there is very little info available via the usual search options to confirm it with most results actually refuting it. There are also loads of TP batteries for sale on the likes of eBay with no adverse feedback from buyers saying they didn't work.

    Paul
     
    Paul80, Jul 19, 2014
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