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3.0 out of 5 stars Great features! Having to return for charging problem., April 4, 2012
This review is from: Panasonic Lumix SZ7 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom (Black) (Electronics)
Really loved this camera's features. I wasn't able to try it out though. The unit I received does not charge the battery. I am having to return for a replacement. Hopefully it is just fluke and not a bigger problem with the first production of these new cameras.

Also, be aware that this camera does NOT come with an external battery charger, like previous Lumix cameras. The only way to charge the battery is inside the camera, by connecting the mini-USB cable. I don't really like this method, as the door to the charging port on the camera is really flimsy and likely to break pretty quickly if I have to open it every time to charge.

It may be possible to find 3rd-party charges that work for this battery, but I have not looked yet.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2012 5:00:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2012 5:03:27 AM PDT
Madison says:
Is the aforementioned flimsy door made out of plastic or is it a softer rubbery material on frail hinges?

Can't decide which charging method is better - as the battery compartment's door could be weak, yet with an external charger, the door has to be open/shut just as frequently.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2012 9:38:27 AM PDT
T Augsburger says:
I am wondering the same thing, as this has been the thing to break on my last 2 cameras, rendering them difficult to use (rubber bands and such to hold the door closed tightly enough, or holding it tightly with one hand--also difficult/annoying).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 7:38:30 PM PST
I like taking batteries out to charge them and always buy a spare to use while the other one is charging. Hint, always close the battery door whether there is a battery in it or not. Very easy to break the door if it's left open. Cheers.
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