Battery indicator shows full bars on switching the camera on. After a single shot (generally with flash) the battery indicator shows battery flat (indicator red). If I turn the camera off and on again the indicator shows battery full. I would like to know whether this is a camera or a battery problem.
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Re: Panasonic lumixDMC-FX7 camera
Could be either.
If on switch on again the indicator is full and you get more work done then its a camera fault.
If when you switch on again the battery remains flat then this could be the camera fault too the flash capacitor showing signs of distress.
On the other hansd the battery could be nearing the end it useful life.
How much is a new battery?
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hello, these units have a very fine zoom switch and can get damaged by a drop or fine sand. the zoom switch sits under the actual button. if you turn the camera on in camera mode and the display is showing the zoom on screen display then you know it is the switch.
Yes, there are both possibilities - either the camera is faulty and drains too much power from battery or the charger is faulty and can't charge the battery enough.
How long does it take to "charge" the battery - from the moment you put the battery into charger to the moment it will signalize battery full?
Do you have any friend with the same or similar camera? Try using your battery in his camera or recharging your battery using his charger. If not, try your local store if they will allow you to charge the battery in new charger...
BTW it is normal for these batteries to have significantly lower life in very cold temperatures. The advise is to have the camera (or just battery) near your body so that it is not in cold for all the time and put it out only for time you take photo.