The battery that was supplied with the camera proved to be a Chinese copy, it failed to accept a charge, and the cameras own soft ware declared the battery unacceptable. The camera works perfectly with a genuine Panasonic battery
Great customer service from Sunsetelectronics. I requested quick delivery and camera arrived in 4 days from New York. I'm very pleased with the camera. As someone starting out with DSLR's, I'm really looking forward to getting to grips with the camera.