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7dayshop have a really good selection of Compatible Digital Camera Batteries with prics starting from just £1.99 delivered.

Included are Canon, Panasonic, Sony , Pentax, Nikon, Hama Fuji compatible batteries ... and more, its worth a look as prices seem pretty good.
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#1
Electronic ID chips are fitted in some branded camera batteries (such as Panasonic and Sony). Subsequently, compatible batteries may not work on certain models (or there is reduced functionality). Pity really since the manufacturers of the compatible batteries may well be the same manufacturers as the branded batteries. It is worth checking that the camera does not check for the ID chip before purchasing.
#2
thanks! Ordered a spare for my canon sx200 for this years festivals!
#3
Bang on cocka. Ordered a second spare for Lumix DMC-LZ3.
#4
Thanks for info ordered two spares one for each camera
#5
I got a Panasonic battery last time they did this deal,But it was a bad fit had to really push hard to get it in and getting out was nearly a pair of pliers job.I finished up sanding down the corners slightly and that made it ok.
#6
ta :)
#7
will this be ok for tz7
#8
Don't waste your money - these batteries will last about a quarter of the time of the OEM batteries...
#9
upu007
will this be ok for tz7


The TZ7 requires a genuine Panasonic battery - it will check for the ID chip.
#10
Bigfootpete;8527976
Don't waste your money - these batteries will last about a quarter of the time of the OEM batteries...
In my experience (a pair of Panasonic TZ3 batteries I bought a couple of years ago) that is spot on.
#11
I'm still using the 3rd party batteries I got from 7dayshop.com in 2006 - they last as long as the OEM batteries I bought.

However, I do agree that there is a (small) extra risk with 3rd party batteries, some of them a not well made at all.
#12
I'm glad they're not all dreadful then - which ones did you buy?
#13
Was gonna order a spare for my Lumix Fs7 but it's £9.99!
#14
You said Sony have ID check, does the Sony Alpha A300 check?
#15
pibpob
I'm glad they're not all dreadful then - which ones did you buy?


It's difficult to spot whether a copy would be safe or not. The problem is that if the battery is not sealed properly, the leaking of electrolyte can cause an overcurrent and excessive heat. A good quality battery can counter this defect by allowing a lot of the heat to escape (as a safety measure). A poorly designed battery would have the incorrect sealing causing the heat to build up.

The above can apply to OEM batteries too, as Dell are fully aware of!
#16
BiGT-
You said Sony have ID check, does the Sony Alpha A300 check?


I havn't a clue regarding this model. On some Sony cameras, the battery will work but the battery remaining indicator would not work.
#17
I've an old but fully functional Canon IXUS 400 (or was it IXUS 40 ?) (about 6 years old) which needs a new battery. How can I check whether one I buy will work or whether it needs an OEM battery ? Thanks.
#18
I bought three replacements for my casio exilim last year,there is a slight decrease in performance but otherwise are fine :thumbsup:
#19
Bought a spare for my Panasonic TZ-5 last year. No problems - works perfectly. Lasts as long as the original Panasonic.
#20
Nothing new here, 7DayShop have been selling these at same prices for years.......................................
#21
Everyone worrying about whether or not the batteries will work or not last as long as your OEM battery....

" And we promise that if you are not 101% delighted then (within 30 days of receipt) you may return it to us for a full refund of the purchase price paid !"

I had a MicroSD card die on my 9 months into it's life and 7dayshop were very good at supplying me a replacement. I've also bought spare battery for my Olympus E600 from there which worked fine.
#22
Bigfootpete
Don't waste your money - these batteries will last about a quarter of the time of the OEM batteries...


and cost a quarter of the price! So it all works out really. For a fiver, if it lasts a year, i will be happy. it's only to be used as a back up anyway.

Thanks for the advice though
#23
bought an nb1l for my canon digital ixus....all my original batteries are dead, so nothing to compare with

good price at £4.49, only 50p more than fleabay
#24
I got a battery a year ago for my camera, didnt last months.
#25
Nad_84
and cost a quarter of the price! So it all works out really. For a fiver, if it lasts a year, i will be happy. it's only to be used as a back up anyway.

Thanks for the advice though


Based on that assumption, I'd rather pay 4 times the price for 4 times the longevity - less requirement to change the battery when it is drained, fewer charges and also there is a chance that some of the cheaper batteries are made from recycled cells which means reduced charge cycles. The corollary is that these batteries may not represent value based on the product of usage time per (reduced) charge cycle but this depends on how they are manufactured.
#26
ElliottC;8528229
It's difficult to spot whether a copy would be safe or not.
I'm not concerned with that - I'm concerned with the capacity being far less than that of the originals.
#27
spruceyb;8528990
Everyone worrying about whether or not the batteries will work or not last as long as your OEM battery....

" And we promise that if you are not 101% delighted then (within 30 days of receipt) you may return it to us for a full refund of the purchase price paid !"
Yes, that's psychology for you - it persuades lots of people to buy and a tiny percentage to actually jump through the hoops required to return if they are not satisfied. Most people are lazy and won't bother, and they will be 101% aware of that...

Do they refund the postage?
#28
I got the Panasonic replacement for the TZ65 with latest firmware and it works fine and lasts as long as the original - no problems with the ID chip.
#29
pibpob
I'm not concerned with that - I'm concerned with the capacity being far less than that of the originals.


The capacity would depend if the cells are recycled. Recycled cells will have a reduced number of charge cycles. If a manufacturer claims that the cells are not recycled then you will have to decide whether you believe that or not.

Regarding the 101% satisfaction guarantee, the store does not necessarily have to offer any refunds. Since 101% is being quantified here, it can be argued that the maximum satisfaction one can have is 100%. I would ask the store to clarify precisely what 101% satisfaction means - does it mean a no-quibble guarantee?
#30
upu007
will this be ok for tz7


Take a look here and check out what jon67 has to say

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/668367/panasonic-tz6-tz7-dmw-bcg10-battery
#31
pibpob
Yes, that's psychology for you - it persuades lots of people to buy and a tiny percentage to actually jump through the hoops required to return if they are not satisfied. Most people are lazy and won't bother, and they will be 101% aware of that...

Do they refund the postage?


It is the most easy refund/replacement service I've ever seen from an online company.
The address to send the product back is FREEPOST so no need to worry about postage costs.
#32
ElliottC;8529566
The capacity would depend if the cells are recycled.
The capacity could depend on a number of things: they may simply have put a smaller cell in, for instance. Reduced number of cycles is a separate problem so another thing to trip you up - and more sinister as you wouldn't find out until later.
Regarding the 101% satisfaction guarantee, the store does not necessarily have to offer any refunds.
Under the Distance Selling Regulations (unless there is a loophole because they are based in Jersey) they are legally obliged to offer a refund if you tell them you want to return the goods (for any reason) within 7 days of receipt. If the goods are misdescribed then they are obliged to refund your return postage costs. From what spruceyb says, they go beyond their legal obligations, which is good, but they'll still benefit from the "can't be bothered" factor.
#33
pibpob
The capacity could depend on a number of things: they may simply have put a smaller cell in, for instance. Reduced number of cycles is a separate problem so another thing to trip you up - and more sinister as you wouldn't find out until later.
Under the Distance Selling Regulations (unless there is a loophole because they are based in Jersey) they are legally obliged to offer a refund if you tell them you want to return the goods (for any reason) within 7 days of receipt. If the goods are misdescribed then they are obliged to refund your return postage costs. From what spruceyb says, they go beyond their legal obligations, which is good, but they'll still benefit from the "can't be bothered" factor.


Smaller cell? I don't think so. Reduced coulombs is a possibility but not a physically smaller cell. To be more specific, the number of charge cycles is reduced no matter what size the cell is. If the cell is recycled and charge cycles have been used up the size of the cell has no bearings.

The Distance Selling Regulations is very well documented but the comment of 101% satisfaction is a meaningless statement, which of course does not affect statutory rights, including the Distance Selling Regulations. Nomenclature and understanding needs to be carefuly adhered to. if the retailer replaces or refund the product after the cooling off period that's all fine and good but somebody with a careless attitude can easily (and legally) refuse a request based on a "I don't like it" reason by citing that 101% is quantified and can never be reached. However, the term no-quibble is more meaningful - it is exactly what it says on the tin - very well defined. Being fit for the purpose and of satisfactory quality certainly supersedes the 101% guarantee though (subject to reasonable usage) but then again, how do you define "reasonable" as it is subjective. This is why so many argue with the law regarding Sales of Goods Act and Distance Selling Regulations and et alia.
#34
In the case of 7dayshop, they give the capacity and if it's the same as the OEM then it can't contain a smaller cell. But smaller cells are commonplace - have you seen some of the disposable batteries that are supplied with gadgets or sold cheap in the Poundland-type shops? They have a layer of air between the outer shell and the cell inside, and you can compress the outer shell with your fingers. They also weigh next to nothing.

Perhaps you're misunderstanding what I meant - a smaller cell can be contained inside the same size outer shell.

The DSR are indeed well-documented but they are also widely abused by companies stipulating "no returns" and people believing them. I re-iterated them because you said that "the store does not necessarily have to offer any refunds" which contradicts the DSR. I presume you mean outside the 7-day period but you didn't make that clear.

Edit: you could actually have a physically smaller LiIon cell claiming the same capacity, because LiIon cells should not be discharged below a certain level without compromising their longevity. If you use a smaller cell and allow it to be discharged further, you will end up with the same headline capacity but a reduced life. (If the battery pack rather then the camera decides when the cell is discharged, this is easy to do.)
#35
pibpob
In the case of 7dayshop, they give the capacity and if it's the same as the OEM then it can't contain a smaller cell. But smaller cells are commonplace - have you seen some of the disposable batteries that are supplied with gadgets or sold cheap in the Poundland-type shops? They have a layer of air between the outer shell and the cell inside, and you can compress the outer shell with your fingers. They also weigh next to nothing.

Perhaps you're misunderstanding what I meant - a smaller cell can be contained inside the same size outer shell.

The DSR are indeed well-documented but they are also widely abused by companies stipulating "no returns" and people believing them. I re-iterated them because you said that "the store does not necessarily have to offer any refunds" which contradicts the DSR. I presume you mean outside the 7-day period but you didn't make that clear.

Edit: you could actually have a physically smaller LiIon cell claiming the same capacity, because LiIon cells should not be discharged below a certain level without compromising their longevity. If you use a smaller cell and allow it to be discharged further, you will end up with the same headline capacity but a reduced life. (If the battery pack rather then the camera decides when the cell is discharged, this is easy to do.)


Thanks for making my points clearer and yes a smaller cell can be used inside the casing but it still does not affect the number of charge cycles, which is what I thought you were referring to but re-reading again I see you mention that charge cycles is a separate issue. Typical NiMh AA batteries have more charge cycles than a laptop battery so the size has no bearing on charge cycles but coulombs are affected.

Yes I did refer to the issue of not honouring refunds but I thought it would be quite evident to most that the Distance Selling Regulations supersedes any clauses (even including clauses that state that the 7 day cooling off period does not apply), so hopefully this is now clarified.

It is true that Li-Ion batteries are at their optimum when at around 25% charge. The science of it is beyond me though but the amount of heat generated from the chemical reaction is a factor.
#36
:thumbsup:

I don't think you can ever stress the DSRs too much - people are too easily intimidated by obstructive retailers and need to stand firm in the face of this.
#37
I plan to take my Kodak Zi8 on holiday soon. Shall I buy an extra battery, or carry an external portable rechargable battery and connect it to the Zi8 via USB cable?
#38
Sounds like your other option is terribly awkward and if you use an external battery to charge an internal one you will lose efficiency (as well as total recharge cycles).
#39
Sunni
I plan to take my Kodak Zi8 on holiday soon. Shall I buy an extra battery, or carry an external portable rechargable battery and connect it to the Zi8 via USB cable?


Can the Zi8 be charged or powered via USB? I'm sure power is via DC input in which case you can connect the external battery to DC input (with the correct power rating). The advice above regarding charging a battery with another is prudent though but powering the device with an external battery may be worthwhile if your external battery has higher longevity.
#40
Ordered for my new Sony HX5V .......

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