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Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras

B&H # PADMWDCC12 Mfr # DMW-DCC12
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Lumix DMC-GH3

The DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler from Panasonic is used with the DMW-AC8 AC Adapter to enable you to power a compatible Lumix digital camera directly from an AC outlet, in order to conserve battery power (adapter required but sold separately).

Compatible Cameras
    Lumix:
  • DMC-GH3
Dimensions WxHxD: 2.0 x 2.0 x 3.0" (5.1 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 1.0 lb (0.45 kg)

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PanasonicDMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      Works

      By Larute

      from USA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • No Terminal Strain
      • Powers Your Camera All Da

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Needs Additional Parts

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

        The coupler works great. I love how there is no strain on any terminals like is the case on my Sony A99. I was also unsure about leaving the battery compartment cover open, which is not the case. There is a slot for the cable to go through so you can close the battery cover compartment still and not have interference with the tripod plate. I hated how this was a separate item from the part that plugs into the wall. Keep that in mind. You'll need the other accessory in order for this to work. Actually you need three parts, this item, then there is a power supply that this hooks to, and then you still need the cable from your battery charger to get it to the outlet! It would be nice if they'd simply made an all in one adapter and not three parts. It's also rediculously expensive. It does work great though. Price and need for additional accessories took away a star.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        External power connectivity for your GH3

        By Sean Nelson

        from Vancouver, BC Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

              This product is installed into the battery compartment of the Panasonic GH3 to provide a jack than can power the camera from an 8.4V DC power source with a capacity of 1.2A or more. The Panasonic DMW-AC8 AC adapter is usually used with this to power the camera from an AC wall socket, but another 8.4V DC power source such as an RC battery will also work, as long as it has a compatible 1.7 x 4.5mm plug.

              Recommended for anyone who wants to power the GH3 from an external power source.

              Pros:
              - allows studio work without battery hassles
              - allows long video or timelapses from external power

              Cons:
              - perhaps a bit pricy for what it does.
              - a bit fiddly compared to a having jack built into the camera body itself. But the camera has no such jack so this adapter is the only game in town.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Essential accessory for AC operation

              By The Echidna

              from Berkeley, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

                    This gadget connects a GH2 or GH3 to the DMW-AC8PP AC to DC power supply or an external battery.

                    For some reason this doesn't come with the camera, even though it's essential for running the camera on anything but its internal battery.

                    Seems a bit pricey for what you get -- a piece of plastic with battery contacts and a short cable and connector.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    AC Power for GH3

                    By Darkwaters

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

                      Works well but you must have the DMW -AC adapter to use AC power. The coupler replaces a battery for AC power and fits into the battery compartment of the GH3. It has a "small opening for the coupler's connector to attach to the DMW-AC8 adapter while keeping the "door" to the battery compartment tightly closed. Good alternative to using batteries.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works Fine

                      By Jose Baking

                      from Toronto, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

                        This is a great item to have when you are doing long video shoot with your GH3.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Necessary Accessory for GH-3

                        By MJ

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Serves It's Purpose

                        Cons

                        • Need Not Be Sold Separate

                        Best Uses

                        • Timelapse Or Ext Powering

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-DCC12 DC Coupler for Select Lumix Digital Cameras:

                        This acessory is absolutely necessary for any serious GH-3 owner. Useful when coupled with Panny DMW-AC8PP power supply (also sold separately) or other external DC power source ( i.e. see Switronix DSLR Powertap Regulator Cable for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 / DMC-GH3 Camera
                        B&H # SWXPDGH2
                        Mfr # XP-DSLR-GH2

                        This DC Coupler works as advertised and won't break the bank. However, Panasonic makes this needlessly difficult by NOT including this with Camera Body purchase as they did with GH-1. Probably my only (minor) gripe about the GH-2 / GH-3 cameras. There is no good reason why AC / DC power options are not included. To complicate matters, this item is rather difficult to find in stock (it took B&H over a month to get more from manufacturer). Also be aware that unlike B&H, many other Panny retailers cannot carry this item unless they have a certain retail / parts relationship with Panasonic, even if they are authorized to carry and sell the camera and lenses. Score two points for B&H.

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