View Full Version : Generic vs. Brand

05-18-2008, 07:05 PM
I just bought a Panasonic Lumix TZ4. My previous camera took alkaline batteries, so the rechargeable Lithium ion battery is new to me.
The manual recommends using only Panasonic Lumix batteries (shocker). I've read a few postings that indicate generics are "usually" just as good, with the caveat that you should get them from "a reliable vendor."
So...anybody had good experiences with a particular vendor? Or know any I should avoid?

05-18-2008, 07:22 PM
Welcome to the forums!

I've never hesitated to use different batteries in my cameras. Never had a problem.

Many of us have had very good experiences with these two companies (my self included):

Sterlingtek (http://sterlingtek.com/)

Thomas Distributing (http://thomasdistributing.com/)

Good prices, fast shipping, great product quality, good customer service.

05-21-2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the tip, AdamW!