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Reasonable value, but remember, not a Panasonic product
on 27 August 2014
I bought this charger as my new camera didn't come with a stand alone charger. It's a generic charger, with specific platforms for individual batteries. This appears to be the downfall of this charger. It doesn't grip the battery during charging and as it plugs into the wall vertically, the battery always feels as if it's not making good contact and is ready to fall out. Perhaps due to the basic charger being a generic item, charging takes quite a long time for a flat battery - upwards of 3 hours. That's OK if there's another charged battery available, but agony if you're waiting for it to charge so that shooting can continue. Overall, it just manages to do the job, and at the price point, isn't particularly bad value for money. If quality, reliability and speed is required it might be better to look elsewhere.