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Great features! Having to return for charging problem.
on April 4, 2012
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.