Flashpoint Battery for Panasonic CGA-S007 CGA-007A 1400mAH Reviews:
Satisfactory product so far
I bought this item as a back-up battery for my wife's camera and she hasn't used it very much yet. I've charged it and know that it fits into the Panasonic charger and that it seems to take a charge just like the OEM unit does. It will be some time before I can make any judgement as to its reliability, durability, ability to hold a charge, etc.
I bought the battery as a spare for a 9-day Cancun trip. I constantly alternated between the battery that came with my Panasonic TZ-5 and this replacement battery -- taking about 1500 pictures. There was no apparent difference between the original and replacement battery. They both charged quickly and lasted longer than I had expected.
This battery charges as quickly and lasts as long as the much more expensive Panasonic OEM battery. Even with purchasing two of these batteries the expense was far less than purchasing only one Panasonic. I could not be more satisfied with the purchase.
I did not this expect battery to be as good as the Panasonic brand, but I did expect it to work more than one time. After the first use and complete discharge, I recharged it and put it in my camera case as my spare. When needed, it was good for two shots, then drained. Repeated this several times and the same result. At best, I can get off maybe 5 shots IMMEDIATELY after it is fully charged. The two year warranty is a joke. To replace it under warranty coverage, you have to mail it in AND pay a $8.95 shipping and handling charge. Total cost to buyer to replace: about $12. Cost to buy one new from Adorama: [$]. BE WARNED!
I own 2 different batteries by Power2000. Both worked fine for less than 1 year (better than original Panasonics). After that they became unreliable, do not charge well, loose charge within few days when unused. They are good for 3 minutes in camera. Virtually useless!