Panasonic DMC-ZS8, DMC-ZS9 Operating Instruction

Charging the battery

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Charging the battery

 

About batteries that you can use with this unit

The battery that can be used with this unit is DMW-BCG10PP.

It has been found that counterfeit battery packs which look very 

similar to the genuine products are made available to purchase 

in some markets. Some of these battery packs are not adequately 

protected with internal protection to meet the requirements of 

appropriate safety standards. There is a possibility that these 

battery packs may lead to fire or explosion. Please be advised 

that we are not liable for any accident or failure occurring as a 

result of use of a counterfeit battery pack. To ensure that safe 

products are used we recommend that a genuine Panasonic 

battery pack is used.

 •Use the dedicated charger and battery.

 •The camera has a function for distinguishing batteries which can 

be used safely. The dedicated battery (DMW-BCG10PP) supports 

this function. The only batteries suitable for use with this unit 

are genuine Panasonic products and batteries manufactured by 

other companies and certified by Panasonic. (Batteries which do 

not support this function cannot be used.) Panasonic cannot in 

any way guarantee the quality, performance or safety of batteries 

which have been manufactured by other companies and are not 

genuine Panasonic products.

 •The battery is not charged when the camera is shipped. Charge 

the battery and set the clock before use.

 •Charge the battery with the charger indoors (10 °C - 30 °C (50 °F - 

86 °F)).

 

Recording capacity guidelines (pictures/recording time)

Number of recordable 

pictures

Approx. 340 pictures

Recording time

Approx. 170 min

Playback time

Approx. 300 min

Recording conditions by CIPA standard

 •CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].

 •[Program AE] Mode.

 •Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F)/Humidity: 50 %RH when LCD monitor is 

on.

 •Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).

 •Using the supplied battery.

 •Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the 

Optical Image Stabilizer function is set to [ON].)

 •Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second 

recording.

 •Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every 

recording.

 •Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the 

temperature of the battery decreases.

The number of recordable pictures or available operating time may vary according 

to surrounding environment and usage conditions. Figures may be reduced if flash, 

zoom, or other functions are used frequently, or in colder climates.

Insert the battery terminals and attach 

the battery to the charger

Ensure [LUMIX] faces outwards.

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Connect the charger to the electrical outlet

Charging light ([CHARGE])

On:     Charging in progress (approx. 

130 min. if fully depleted) 

Off:  Charging complete

Detach the battery after charging is completed

Preparations