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I bought a spare battery DMW - BCG10E for my Panasonic DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera but it doesn't work since the firmware is meant for Version 1.1. Should I try to downgrade my firmware to V. 1.1 in order to be able to use that battery? Or, is it going to affect the quality of playback HD videos? In any case, I tried to download the firmware Update 1.1 Driver for Mac OSX to be able to use that battery but couldn't find any internet server capable of doing it. Thanks!


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Most batteries of this kind work with firmware 1.1 and following \015\012(1.2,1.3 and 1.4). They never work with the 1.0 version, which was \015\012built in in earlier DMC-ZS3. Check your firmware version. If you have 1.0 upgrade to latest firmware. Here instructions.

I quote a testimonial from Amazon.com.

"I received this battery shortly after my new DMC-ZS3 camera and found \015\012that the camera told me the battery was incompatible. After a little \015\012research online, I found that Panasonic added a check in firmware 1.2 to determine whether or not you are using a genuine battery. As far as I can tell, this was the only addition to firmware 1.2. I downgraded to version 1.1 and now everything works great with this battery.\015\012"

I will add that firmware upgrades and downgrades do not generally affect the quality of the picture.

Firmware 1.1 is available here.
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