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A "must have" if you own a micro 4/3rds camera.
on November 26, 2012
Face it, micro 4/3rds cameras are battery hogs. I was avoiding getting an extra battery, but once I depleted the one battery I had during a photo outing, I knew I had to get another as a backup. There are non-Panasonic alternatives out there, and they may work very well, but these units have built in circuitry that communicates its status with the camera, so you will loose this feature if you go with a third party alternative.
Even if that does not bother you, I suggest you go with the Panasonic version. As an electronics engineer, I've seen first hand what a lithium battery failure can do to a device when it heats up due to failure. I've also seen plenty of cheap Asian knockoffs, and the supposed equal quality they claim to have. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a big fan of third party alternatives, but in the case of batteries, I'd stick to the name brand.