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sbryan
05-02-2007, 08:37 AM
I looked up CGR-D54 battery listings on eBay. I found quite a few auctions selling pairs of these for $45. Odd, because the retail value is $300.

Or is the resale value of batteries really low?

RE1000
05-02-2007, 08:42 AM
Get these.

http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/battery/

sbryan
05-02-2007, 09:03 AM
I do have two of them for my DVX. The contacts don't hold up as well as the Panasonic's. As a result, a stiff breeze or sudden movement will jostle the battery and shut down the camera.

I think the contacts have corroded. I put some velcro strips on them to give them some leverage, so the problem is intermittent now.

David Saraceno
05-02-2007, 10:23 AM
Got scammed on a counterfeit Z1U battery two years ago off of eBay.

Stay with the proven.

Ted Spencer
05-02-2007, 11:36 AM
I bought one of these:

http://www.digitalpowerpro.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=CGA-D54&x=0&y=0

...for $40 and have had no problems with it, although I can't say I've torture tested it. It seems to last about as long as the stock battery and fits snugly.