Does new GF1 firmware update disable third party batteries ?

Started Nov 25, 2009 | Discussions thread
lindner
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GF1 with firmware 1.1: THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED
In reply to KEITH-C, Mar 2, 2010

Just to confirm, I've bought one of these

http://www.cellularfactory.com/camera/PANASONIC/3/369202/

.. and it does not work in my GF-1. Body and lens firmware are "Ver. 1. 1" according to Menu-> Setup-> Version Display and the message I get when I turn on the camera is "THIS BATTERY CANNOT BE USED".

This isn't completely unexpected but I thought it was worth $16 to try for myself. The battery case btw looks identical to the original battery, including the imprinted "Li-ion BATTERY PACK".

Panasonic, this is ridiculous, especially since extra batteries were out of stock when I bought the camera.

-Bert

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