Summary: I have purchased third party batteries in the past for other cameras and found that generally they do not hold a charge as well and provide less useable time with the camera. The third party batteries are significantly less expensive but my experience has been that in this case you get what you pay for. I use my Panasonic FZ-50 almost every day. We are planning a few trips over the next few months and will be taking a large number of pictures each day.
Summary: You might save US$10 buying some other brand of battery that "fits" your camera, but you won't find one that better "suits" your camera. I've purchased OEM batteries for my Kodak & Olympus cameras and have lived to regret it. Sometimes I've not been able to charge the manufacturer's battery in the time the OEM was to hold me over while it was charging. And, I don't shoot pictures non-stop. I want to put a battery in my camera and expect a certain amount of use from it.
Pros: Holds the factory-specified charge, No Memory Effect, Genuine Replacement for DMC-FZ18 and the like.
Summary: Delivery was prompt and the price here was better than anywhere else for a true name brand battery. I will definately be shopping here more often. I wanted another Panasonic battery, not a cheap substitute, and I found it here.
Pros: Charge lasts a long time and is rechargeable. We purchased the camera which, came with one battery. This is a backup, but this site had the best price on a true Panasonic (not an imitation) battery.
Cons: None so far. We have been pleased with the camera and the life of the battery. We will feel much safer having a backup battery now. and look forward to taking many great shots!
Summary: This battery is not only a great value, but has nearly twice the capacity as the original equipment battery, giving you more before you need to recharge. The Panasonic DMC-FZ7 digital camera comes with a 750 mAh lithium-ion battery. This replacement battery has a 1200 mAh capacity for half the price of the replacement from Panasonic.
Pros: Nearly twice the milliamp-hours as the original battery.
Panasonic CGR-S006A Lithium Ion Batter Pack for...
5 October 2006
Summary: I purchased this battery as a backup for my new camera that I took on my trip to Greece and Turkey. I was there for 2 1/2 weeks and wanted a backup battery just in case my voltage converters were not compatible with the overseas ones. This battery lasts a long time; I took approximately 300 photos with it before I needed to recharge it. This was mainly using the viewfinder to photograph. Once in awhile I would use the LCD to review my photos.