Latest in Battery

Image credit:

Panasonic starts locking out third-party batteries with new firmware

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


Kodak's already taken some steps to cut down on counterfeiting of its batteries, and it looks like Panasonic is now taking some fairly drastic measures of it own, which could leave some users of its cameras a tad unhappy. Apparently, the company has determined that some third-party batteries amazingly don't meet its own rigid safety standards, so it's now released a new firmware update that can detect said batteries and prevent them from working. At the moment, that only includes cameras that use DMW-BCF10, DMW-BCG10, or DMW-BLB13 battery packs (some sixteen cameras in all), but it seems safe to assume that this'll soon be standard practice on all Panasonic cameras.

[Via Slashdot]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Tesla unveils its Cybertruck, with a price starting at $39,900

Tesla unveils its Cybertruck, with a price starting at $39,900

View
Lotus puts its electric Evija hypercar prototype on the track

Lotus puts its electric Evija hypercar prototype on the track

View
Watch Tesla's 'Cybertruck' unveiling at 11 PM ET

Watch Tesla's 'Cybertruck' unveiling at 11 PM ET

View
Google Cloud Print follows Reader and Inbox to the trash heap after 2020

Google Cloud Print follows Reader and Inbox to the trash heap after 2020

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr