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Is it possible to get around the firmware in my panasonic camera in order to use non-panasonic batteries?
Panasonic is a large company so there will be someone in China making 'knock-off' batteries for it.\015\012Check eBay using the model number and 'battery,' I suspect you will find a source.
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Is it possible to get around the firmware in my panasonic camera in order to use non-panasonic batteries?
Panasonic is a large company so there will be someone in China making 'knock-off' batteries for it.\015\012Check eBay using the model number and 'battery,' I suspect you will find a source. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera
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!
Hi.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 ... Digital Cameras
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. My camera has version 1.2. I'd like a web link that'd allow me to downgrade my firmware to V. 1.1 in order to be able to use that battery. Also, is this going to affect the quality of playback HD videos? Thanks!
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