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Important Notice for non genuine Panasonic or 3rd party battery packs
(Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack)

24 Jun,2009

Panasonic Digital Cameras now include a technology that can identify Panasonic's authorised batteries.
For the protection of our customers Panasonic developed this technology after it was discovered that some aftermarket 3rd party batteries do not meet the rigid safety standards Panasonic uses.

Some of these aftermarket batteries are not equipped with internal protective devices to guard against overcharging, internal heating and short circuit. If these aftermarket battery packs were used, it could lead to an accident causing damage to your camera or personal injury.

Accordingly, for our customers safety, Panasonic's Digital camera firmware have been updated to ensure the genuine battery identification to prevent any unauthorized battery usage for our customers' update at our support webpage, and introduced into each camera's mass-production on running change basis.
Please find the link below to download each camera's updated firmware.

[ Warning ]
After this firmware update your Panasonic Digital Camera cannot be operated by unauthorised 3rd party batteries.
(Currently there is no authorised 3rd party battery available in the market.)

Battery Pack Effective models Firmware
DMW-BCF10 DMC-FX40/FX48
DMC-FX550/FX580
DMC-FT1/TS1
DMC-FS4
DMC-FS6
DMC-FS7
DMC-FS8
DMC-FS15
DMC-FS25
DMC-FS42
DMC-FS62
DMW-BCG10 DMC-TZ7/ZS3
DMC-TZ6/ZS1
DMC-TZ65
DMW-BLB13 DMC-G1
DMC-GH1

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