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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009
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    Generic batteries?

    How are generic batteries? I just got one from a local camera store made by a company called "digital concepts" and its an en-el9 for a d60. Is there any possibility of it harming my camera, deleting pictures, or affecting it in any way? I mean, its generic but they stock it and its packaged nicely and says it has a 5 year warranty. Its the same volts as my nikon batt. but its 1200mAH compared to the nikons 1000mAH.

  2. #2
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    Batteries vary widely. You will get all varieties of answers here, too.
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
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    I use sterlingtek and find them reliable and inexpensive.
    US Navy--Hooyah!

    Nikon D700/D300|17-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, Sigmalux, 80-200 f/2.8, 16 f/2.8 fisheye,

    Lots of flashes and Honl gear.

  4. #4
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    May 2005
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    I use a Digital Concepts battery with my FZ20. It works fine. If the battery is comparable to the camera's battery it should work.
    Panasonic FZ20, Kodak DC4800, Canon SD850 for when I don't want to carry a camera
    http://JLVACCARO.4T.COM

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
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    Richmond, VA
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    There are good ones and bad ones. I find that most generics in B&M stores are still way overpriced, but still a cheaper alternative than OEM if you have to purchase right away.

    I found a well rated eBay seller that I've been dealing with for about 5 years and have been pleased with the product, service and price.

    If you've purchased from a store that carries products for quality cameras, there's little to no chance that you've bought something that will cause damage. The worst would be paying too much much for something that doesn't work as well (last as long).

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
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    I've used a few generics and never had a problem. However, I prefer to stick with name brand ones these days. Modern day delicate electronic devices like digicams can be ruined by an improper power supply. Doesn't happen often but there are cases where generics have caused this problem.

    Like I said, I've not yet had a problem with the generics but the more I thought about it the more I felt like this was just not an area where I wanted to take a chance with camera equipment at least. Now something like flashlight batteries is a whole different thing and I wouldn't hesitate a second with good generics.

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