Panasonic Service Notice

Service notice for non genuine Panasonic batteries - Digital cameras, digital camera reviews, photography views and news newsJune 15, 2009 - 19:30 GMT
Panasonic releases a firmware update for a numer of their digital cameras that can identify genuine Panasonic batteries. Panasonic has developed this technology - for your protection - after it was discovered that some aftermarket 3rd party batteries did not meet the safety standards Panasonic uses. Some of these batteries are not equipped with internal protective devices to guard against overcharging, internal heating and short circuit. Note that your camera cannot be operated by 3rd party batteries any longer after this firmware update...More