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1.0 out of 5 stars MISLEADING PHOTO OF BATTERY!, December 14, 2009
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This review is from: Panasonic DMW-BCF10 Battery for Select Lumix Cameras - Retail Packaging (Electronics)
I, like others, purchased this battery because the photo of the battery clearly shows the EXACT, HARD-TO-FIND battery my Panasonic DMC-ZS3 camera takes.
The battery shipped does not fit these cameras.

I returned to the site following spending $10 MORE DOLLARS to ship the product back to Amazon.com.

I dug deep into the vendor's pages on the site, finally finding "This battery DOES NOT FIT DMCZS3 or DMCZS1"
three pages deep into the technical specs.

LOTS OF WASTED TIME AND MONEY SPENT on this purchase!
BUYER BEWARE!
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 18, 2009 12:46:26 AM PST
Alansky says:
If what you say is true, why does another review say "OEM battery, not a knockoff"? Trying to get a genuine Panasonic battery for the ZS3 seems to be very difficult!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2009 3:42:54 PM PST
Repro says:
Read this and then buy the third party battery from the link at the bottom of that page. It works with ZS3 latest firmware.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-ZS3-battery-test-compared/forum/Fx2EVYIOTVLQPS9/Tx3LNRM80K6KXV/1/ref=cm_cd_ef_rt_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B001QFZMCO

Posted on May 14, 2010 5:57:15 AM PDT
Amazons offering for this battery leads one to believe that the battery is
for the DMC-FS25- I to wasted the shipping money to get it and when installed you get a message "this battery does not work in this camera"
Why don't you tell what camera(s) it DOES work with instead of causing all the trouble and money that customers spend ordering a useless item?

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 5:37:49 PM PDT
Lerner says:
They must have fixed this now because both the photo and description say DMW-BCF10PP.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 12:35:59 PM PDT
Tom says:
AL LOT of sellers use stock photos.. More than likely that is what they did, wish isn't a good idea, but how is it their fault if you didn't read the description, but instead just looked at a photo..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2010 12:49:17 PM PDT
A. R. Jonez says:
Well, thanks Tom, but the leading text in that ad DID say it fit the camera, and there was the photo to prove it - stock photo or not... yet after digging thru that same ad, the small print on page THREE of the technical data indeed stated it did NOT fit that camera.
The public does not generally bore down that deep when they believe they have found a hard-won prize, and I will obviously say I made a mistake... I will also say that the seller has now remedied the error in photos, possibly due to buyers taking them to task?
When shopping in a mortar and brick environment, it is easier to view an offering, which points up the idiocy of a seller not checking which photo they are using. Even worse, would be the possibility of a sellor using the wrong photo intentionally to increase sales of a hard to find item...
Let's not even go into the subject of Panasonic revising firmware so as to lock down availability of an item to a select few partners...
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