Originally Posted by Tom Frank
Try charging the camera with a simple generic two-wire car or wall wart charger with mini-USB plug and report what happens. Does the camera charge properly? Can you shoot video with it plugged in?
I just tried to take a video with a generic and provided HD camera USB cables. Neither allowed charging.
I can plug in the car charger into a power converter and try to see if you can video with car charger connected.
EDIT: You can take a video with the car charger plugged into the USB. So the car charger should be marked for HD camera use and not get it confused with similar chargers. It's 5 volt output but so is my car power point charger which came with my Magellan GPS. I will check out and see if the GPS car charger will work and allow taking a video.