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Why is my panasonic battery dying so quickly?

I recently purchased a used (but in good condition) Panasonic AG-DVX 100a that came with its own batteries. The first time I used the camera was for a job. The battery was fully charged when about ten minutes later the battery just died! Now I know that these batteries are supposed to last for about 90 minutes, so what is going on? Do I need to buy a new battery or is it the camera?

Asked By: Kelli - 6/13/2009
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you said "used" but in good condition ... here's a probable explanation ... batteries, we're talking rechargeable ones ... have (whether we like or not, life expectancies) ... the camera may be good but if the battery is "old", then it may appear fully charged up when you charge it but it has only a very short like... More
Answered By: darknyte - 6/13/2009
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this is a common problem. your battery has developed a memory. once this happens you need to get a new one. run your new batteries all the way down before recharging them. even the lithium batteries will develop memory, and they are designed not to. buy an extended life battery. you will thank yourself for doing... More
Answered By: dgey1 - 6/15/2009
 
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