According to a Nikon service center, they have recently seen several instances of knockoff batteries causing D70 cameras to explode inside the user’s bag. Since non-certified batteries often lack the safety features of their certified counterparts, photogs looking for a sweet deal may end up risking life and limb (and eye) if the batteries happen to blow during usage (source; via)
Ok, its only a partial explosion.
However, this does brings up that popular rant I believe most digital cameras fans have (or any mobile gadget enthusiast altogether): using the manufacturer’s proprietary power supply/batteries, instead of the cheaper alternatives. That expensive, purportedly safer option, or that more practical choice?
But then, if I had a gadget that will probably be equivalent to a common Pinoy worker’s few years’ wage, I could most possibly buy the proprietary batteries anyway.