Francis Sawyer: Does Panasonic really prevent third-party batteries from working with their cameras? If so, no one should vote for this rip-off with their money.
Send a strong message that this anti-customer offense will not stand.
My Panasonic works fine with the third party batteries I have. Not all third party batteries are created equal, just like any other product (branded or not) you may actually need to do some proper research.