I am right in thinking.....

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alcelc Forum Pro • Posts: 14,133
Re: I am right in thinking.....

It is an universal feature of Panny since G1.

In the old days, dummy batteries were AC supported only. In recent years, can use USB external power banks plus a voltage step up case if the power bank is not capable of >8.3V output. There were many detail discussion on this here on M43 forum or Panny Compact forum.

Since GX85, Panny allows USB port for in-camera battery charging (but not direct power). Because this needs the camera to power off, the dummy battery route was very useful.

IIRC, some models like GX95(?) can be powered through USB port (either battery charging or direct power). Since then, the discussion on dummy battery has been turned quiet.

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