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Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh)

You Pay: $14.95
Product Highlights
  • Replacement for the Panasonic DMW-BLC12

This is the DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery from Power-2000. It is a replacement for the Panasonic DMW-BLC12 battery. Small and lightweight, Lithium-ion batteries can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effects. Important - Non-decoded - The camera will not display power info while using this battery.

Chemistry Lithium-ion
Capacity 1500mAh
Output Voltage 7.2V
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer

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Power2000DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh)
 
2.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (9)
  • Fast charge (7)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Long-lasting (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (14)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Replacement But Not Decoded

My GH2 came with one battery. Additional OEM batteries run about $60 each. These are a good alternative as backup batteries. One major drawback; however, is that they do NOT communicate with...Read complete review

My GH2 came with one battery. Additional OEM batteries run about $60 each. These are a good alternative as backup batteries. One major drawback; however, is that they do NOT communicate with the camera and don't show the remaining battery time. That may cause an unexpected drained battery. I carry two of these fully charged to overcome that problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Charge Readout

The battery works but unlike the original Panasonic brand, this third party battery if used with a Panasonic GH2 camera will not give you a reading for how much charge is left. It will...Read complete review

The battery works but unlike the original Panasonic brand, this third party battery if used with a Panasonic GH2 camera will not give you a reading for how much charge is left. It will just suddenly quit, potentially in the middle of something important. But as far as I know this is the only battery one can buy as of 4/11 because the Panasonic brand battery is impossible to find.

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5.0

Great

By Kimmy

from Newport beach

Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

Battery is great as an extra for travel.

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4.0

No longer sceptical

By Danie

from South Africa

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

    I was sceptical because of negative reviews, but had to buy a spare battery and the much more expensive Panasonic battery was out of stock all over New York. Much to my surprise I get decent battery life and limited feed-back about the state of the charge in the viewfinder of my Panasonic G5. The price was right too.

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    1.0

    D.O.A.

    By Fred Muller

    from Sao Paulo - Brazil

    Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

    it is the first time that i bought a product from B&H that came unuseful.
    since i am in brazil, i cannot ask them to replace it (because of shipping, etc)
    this battery is not working on my GH2 and it is not charging as well.

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    1.0

    No Good

    By Tom Foolery

    from Vermont

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

        Battery was dead on arrival. No juice, wouldn't charge. There is a guarantee card enclosed with the battery which says they will replace it for [$]. I called the excellent B&H customer service, and they refunded and said please just throw it away, we don't want it back.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Stay Away

        By Seanothon

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

            Ordered 2 and both arrived DOA

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            1.0

            Terrible!

            By Seanothon

            from Cincinnati

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • DOA
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

              Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

              I had an impromptu shoot on my GH2 and needed a second battery. I had one of these shipped next day post so I could get it in time. It arrived dead on arrival. BH was nice enough to overnight another one to me for free but then it also arrived DOA. I should have just bought the panasonic brand and been done with it.

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              1.0

              I would never buy these again

              By The VT Filmmaker

              from Burlington, VT

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                    I ordered two of these batteries. Both arrived totally dead and wouldn't take a charge. I left both batteries on the charger for 24 hours and they were both still totally dead.

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                    1.0

                    Not For Video Use

                    By Alan F.

                    from Petaluma, CA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap

                    Cons

                    • Cheap

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                      I've had two of these for over 6 months now, and in terms of video work, they are suitable only for b-roll, or other types of short shots that are repeatable in the likelihood that the battery will die without warning (since there is no viewfinder charge indicator). Maximum runtime I've ever gotten out of these is 1 hour, and when they run out of juice, whatever is being recorded at the time instantly becomes toast. Probably OK for photos, where the most you'll lose is one image.

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                      1.0

                      Died on first use

                      By Tim

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Professional

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Did not charge

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                        Charged the battery when I received it. After the first use the battery will not charge any more. I use the official Panasonic charger.

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                        1.0

                        OK for stills, can't recommend for video

                        By Keith

                        from Beijing

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                          • Back-Up

                          Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                          I got one of these when I bought my GH2 because nobody had the manufacturer's batteries in stock, and I hate to be without a backup/spare. I knew that this battery would not properly display remaining charge level on the camera, but figured an unreliable spare is still better than no spare at all.

                          Despite claiming a higher capacity than the original battery, the few times I've used mine, it seems to run out much more quickly than the factory battery. While it's likely that the specs on this knock-off are inflated, it could also be that the camera shuts off prematurely (based on some crude measurement of voltage delta or whatever) when using a battery like this because the battery does not properly communicate its charge level to the camera, while the camera is more confident in holding on until the very last drop of power with a factory battery that can accurately communicate charge levels.

                          While not having a "remaining charge" meter displayed on screen is something of an inconvenience, the bigger problem with these batteries is that the camera will just execute an emergency shut-down, without warning, when it senses that the juice is running low. Whatever it was working on/writing to the card when this happens will be lost. This is (usually) not a big deal with still photos... unless it was an unrepeatable once-in-a-lifetime moment, you can just swap out another spare battery and reshoot the photo. For video, the impact can be devastating as you can end up losing an entire 20 minute video clip.

                          With the original batteries, this problem does not occur, because the camera gets enough warning from the battery that it will run out imminently, and is able to do an orderly shut down (including properly stopping recording, flushing the buffer and writing the file to the card).

                          Now that Panasonic original batteries are readily available, I recommend paying the extra to get the real thing. In my opinion, these are too risky for anything but absolute emergency backup use.

                          Note: I've heard of at least one person "bricking" their camera by trying to update the firmware with an off-brand battery that abruptly ran out during the update.

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                          1.0

                          Looking for a coffin to bury these bats

                          By Raythea

                          from Philippines

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Super short battery life
                            • Unreliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Back-Up

                            Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                            This is the price I had to pay for being cheap. Bought two of these. The reviews said short battery life; but I didn't realize they meant "reeeealllly short life". These batteries will get you in trouble if you are being paid to shoot a project. I'm ordering two "real Lumix batteries" to replace the two Power 2000 & at the same time I am making funeral arrangements for the two Power 2000. Short battery life = RIP.

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                            4.0

                            Pretty good for the price

                            By Robert

                            from Toronto, Ontario

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back-Up

                              Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                              This battery lasts fairly long for the Panasonic GH2. I bought it recently so I cannot say about long term quality, but so far, its been decent. Only downside is no battery indication, but the GH2's battery indicator isn't very accurate anyway so i've never relied on this. I'm happy with it. I use it for mostly nature pictures, bird watching and macro bugs/flowers and such. Not used often for video.

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                              1.0

                              Battery failed on first use

                              By PGW Images

                              from toronto

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                  after fully charging this battery, I used it briefly but let the camera go into sleep mode from which it never awoke!Battery would not recharge ...[...] I decided to pay the difference for the genuine Panasonic battery .

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                                  1.0

                                  A total failure

                                  By hansolo54

                                  from Melbourne, Australia

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • None

                                  Cons

                                  • Doesn't work

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                    When placed inside the original Panasonic GH2 recharger, the battery felt rather lose and didn't click in properly. The green diode didn't come on in spite of jiggling. I left it in the charger overnight to see what happens. Nothing - no charge whatsoever. A total waste of time.

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                                    3.0

                                    Good battery but no metering

                                    By Gabb3r

                                    from Levis, Qc, Canada

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • No battery life metering

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back-Up

                                    Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                    I mostly use my GH2 for video shooting. I purchased one of these because the normal OEM Panasonic batteries were backordered and needed another ASAP. Their durability is as good as the OEM's but the lack of life metering is a pain. So great as a backup battery if you need an extra half-an-hour but I wouldn't trust it on a lengthy critical shooting.

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                                    4.0

                                    Nice battery

                                    By Jules

                                    from San Luis, AZ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back-Up

                                      Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                      It holds the charge very good, at least 1 hour in my Gh2, but it could be more cheap,

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                                      3.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By kbtimages

                                      from New York,New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Loses Charge Over Time
                                      • No power indication
                                      • No powersave features

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back-Up
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                      Having no power indicator can be troublesome, but due to the shortage of official batteries it comes a close second. Due to the power drain of the GH2 it has allowed me to continue shooting when my official battery has run out.

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                                      4.0

                                      FOR NOW< IT IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS...

                                      By Ed Andrade

                                      from São Paulo, Brazil

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Good Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Back-Up

                                        Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                        The battery is Ok, charges fast but it doesn't display status on the camera and it does not lasts for long (as expected in such a small battery but to be honest the Panasonic one is not any better in that aspect)
                                        Bottom line is, as for now (beginning on May/11) you simply CAN'T FIND any Panasonic replacement battery available so IT'S AS GOOD A SOLUTION AS IT IS THE ONLY ONE NOW...
                                        As a matter of fact you won't find any GH2 as well on the market these days, so you are already luck enough to have one, you better grab a few of these and have extra juice. PERIOD.

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                                        1.0

                                        Off brand battery does not work

                                        By Albany Lumix fan

                                        from Albany, NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • No status indication

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Back-Up

                                          Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                          [...] off brand battery for my Lumix GH2 because it was less than half the price of a Panasonic battery. Although its rating is for 1500mAH (more than the factory original), it discharges faster than the original equipment Panasonic battery. Perhaps worse, it does not register battery charge status on the LCD or viewfinder. I recommend buying the Panasonic authentic battery for your Lumix SLR.

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                                          2.0

                                          Short lifetime

                                          By JPO

                                          from Princeton, NJ

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Charges Quickly
                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Good Value
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Loses Charge Over Time

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Back-Up
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Power2000 DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (7.2V, 1500mAh):

                                          Battery seems to have a VERY short lifetime
                                          (a couple of hours of use) but perhaps that is the fault of the camera or the charger and not the fault of the battery.

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