Panasonic's move to in camera charging of batteries for it's compact cameras is questionable. Although it may be more convenient to not have to carry a charger. The in camera charging is slower and it makes it harder to charge a second battery.
What I don't understand is why they did not use a standard micro usb cable. Their non standard jack makes for carrying one more cable when you travel.
|Common Flashwing by digimania|
from canon dslr
|The Marilyn impersonator by Lee8282|
from Blowing in the Wind (Nature)