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BUY A WALL CHARGER!!
I always use a compatible Wall Charger unit, and a USB card reader, two addition products that are necessary, in my opinion, accessories for ANY camera I buy. In this case a...Read complete review
I always use a compatible Wall Charger unit, and a USB card reader, two addition products that are necessary, in my opinion, accessories for ANY camera I buy. In this case a EN-EL12 Charger, wall-unit. and a USB micro-SD memory card reader are my two best friends. I can charge batteries without the camera, and even view/transfer pictures easily without the camera turned on. Many people waste their camera's battery lives viewing, printing, and transferring pictures while their camera is attached to the computer -- any loss there is because of the simple lack of a USB memeory card reader for their computer. The drain on your battery is very bad, but is avoidable. Additional cost of accessories outside the relm of what comes in the box with the camera should be taken into account for each total purchase, when deciding, and 20% of the cameras cost is typical for needed accessory cost.
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Short Battery Life and inconvenient recharging
When using an S8000, carry several fully charged EN EL 12 batteries for a day's shooting. It seems as tho I was replacing depleted batteries every time a good photo opportunity presented itself while...Read complete review
When using an S8000, carry several fully charged EN EL 12 batteries for a day's shooting. It seems as tho I was replacing depleted batteries every time a good photo opportunity presented itself while on vacation in Egypt. At night since the batteries are recharged inside the camera, and they take a long time to recharge, it was difficult to get both batteries fully charged for the next day. Needing to use the camera as a recharger, this cost me photo opportunities in the evenings while I was recharging. I had purchased the camera shortly befor the trip, and did not understand the recharging problems until I was in Egypt and it was too late to buy extra batteries and an external recharger (or two).
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Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:
Have this battery in a P7700. I charged it maybe 10 times and all of a sudden, I went to turn on the camera and...nothing. So after reading some of the other reviews and the overall rating, and seeing that the battery is on backorder (probably because so many people need a replacement), I can only assume there's a problem with some of these batteries. I'll order another but this shouldn't happen, the batteries on all my other Nikon cameras have never failed and some of them are years old.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I have gone through two of these batteries in less than a year. They are not too cheap either. So i recommend a different camera that uses a different battery.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
very bad battery
By bad battery, good camera
Just bought the camera for 3 months. battery no power suddenly and needed to recharge for hours
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Camera horrible battery
I just bought a 6200 coolpix and with a new and fully charged EN-EL12 battery and took it to my nieces graduation from college after 34 shots it was dead and I missed out on half a days shooting,shots I can never get again.I can't believe Nikon can expect customers to be satisfied with that kind of performance. I should have stayed with my old Minolta instead of "upgrading"for this event.
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Marginal at best
I recently bought the aw100 camera and I think that he battery like is much shorter that other cameras that I have used. I want to buy additional batteries but how come I can't purchase them from your site???
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Battery with camera charger = regrettable problem = poor design
from Lafayette, CO, USA
OK so I bought the S6100 in August prior to our son's wedding and with some level of effort (due to "touchy" LCD touch controls) got some nice pictures and video. The charging seemed a little weird out of the box, the first time seemed to provide limited capacity but the second time seemed fine. We used it intermittently after the wedding with a surge around the holidays and then didn't need it - so it sat in the house, waiting. I picked it back up two days ago and nothing. So I read. To charge the battery, plug in the USB charger and turn the camera on to start charging. Nothing. I check the voltage on the battery and its zero. So if you need to turn the camera on to start charging, but the battery is too low to turn the camera on, then you have lovely Lithium Ion paper weight and a camera that needs another $37.50 infusion to allow it to work. To the Nikon engineers - you get an absolutely pathetic score for designing in a problem of this magnitude. I'm sure marketing loves the idea of designed-in obsolescence and the recurring battery sales, but you have certainly lost all of my respect for quality design.
always have a backup
from Palatine, IL
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By The True Critic
I just bought the Nikon CoolPix S6200, and it came with this awful battery EN-EL12, that has 1050mAh and 3.7V and is a Lithium Ion Battery. I fully recharged the battery, and wanted to use it at Christmas to video the Christmas play. So set the camera to video, and guess what,............ the camera indicated - BATTERY DEPLETED - NOT ABLE TO VIDEO. A brand new camera and battery. I wish I had taken my other Kodak camera with me, then at least I would have been able to video the Christmas play. So I have nothing. Back home I turned the camera on again, and ........... found out that I could have taken photo's, it was just the video that was not possible. So, battery is great for photo's but useless for video's. I agree with the other review, that I think this battery has a factory fault. I have found that there is another battery, that has 1400mAh, but it is not a original Nikon.
(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Love the S9100 Camera....why cant i buy spare batteries here online?
from Maynard, MA, USA
Just got my new camera. Really easy to pick it up & get great results right out of the box. (i use a D300 for my larger projects). The S9100 is great to have around for those grab shots where you'd like more creative control than a camera-phone would give. But why cant i get extra batteries for it here online? I can buy the charger here online! So....? Seems crazy that i cant get both!! Offer them in the online store please!!! Camera: 5 stars. Online store: 2 stars
from walnut creek ca
i love the camera, but battery is really bad. camera can't be left on at all. i was shocked at christmas when battery was "expired" after NO time. is there not a more powerful battery i can buy?
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