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The Aftermarket Panasonic GH3 Batteries arrived about a week ago. It took just a little over two weeks for shipping, and the first test was to see if there was a battery meter displayed in the GH3. As you can see below there is a battery meter being displayed.

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The second thing I did was to place them on my Panasonic OEM Chargers. The green light was on to indicate charging and after about an hour, the green light was off indicating it was fully charged. I threw another set on the chargers and all appears normal so far.

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I'm sure a few people are curious about these aftermarket batteries, so I decided to run a little test. During my time lapse test, the aftermarket batteries lasted 3.5 hours with continuous shooting every 3 seconds. The DMW-BLF19 OEM Battery lasted about 5 hours 40 minutes. Obviously the OEM batteries give more run time, but at a cost of about 8x more than the aftermarket. For myself i'm happy with these results, but whether you want to use aftermarket batteries, i'll leave that up to you. I ordered these via eBay and can be found (Here).

Aftermarket GH3 Batteries with Charger Battery DMC-GH3
find-price-button Aftermarket Panasonic GH3 Batteries with Charger

gh3 oem battery dmw-blf19
find-price-button OEM Panasonic DMW-BLF19 Battery for GH3 Cameras


If you're planning for longer run times on the new GH3 camera, here's the DC Coupler needed to work with an external power source. This dummy battery is required to work with many different external power solutions, or with the Panasonic DMW-AC8 Power Adapter that connects directly to an AC outlet (wall). This is the first DC Coupler adapter i've seen made available for the GH3 and found via eBay (click here).

Panasonic DC battery Coupler Adapter External Battery
find-price-button Panasonic GH3 DC Battery Coupler External Battery