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Triustworthy, but costly!
In my humble opinion, lithium-chemistry batteries are not items you should pay the lowest prices for. Lithium chemistry is just great, but it also has to be manufactured with exceptional care. In the...Read complete review
In my humble opinion, lithium-chemistry batteries are not items you should pay the lowest prices for. Lithium chemistry is just great, but it also has to be manufactured with exceptional care. In the past, Li (chemical symbol for lithium) batteries have caught fire, and such fires are not nice. With what I'm sure has been a lot of testing, probably redesign, and extremely-careful manufacturing, Li batteries have become quite reliable enough if treated properly. Nikon surely must be very careful to select manufacturers (if they don't make their own!) who will provide the best quality. I just bought an S3100, so I can't speak of long-term experience. So far, excellent.
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Nikon Battery Is Poor - EN EL-19
Bought S4100 Coolpix for my wife for Christmas 2011 gift. She used the camera very little. On Mother's Day 5/14/12 ( 4 1/2 months later) she turned camera on and...Read complete review
Bought S4100 Coolpix for my wife for Christmas 2011 gift. She used the camera very little. On Mother's Day 5/14/12 ( 4 1/2 months later) she turned camera on and got a "Battery Exhausted" message. I attempted to recharge it. It will not take a charge. Seems to be a widespread problem. Its a shame I can't give this product "0 stars". Won't replace it with a "Nikon" brand battery.
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Comments about Nikon Silver COOLPIX S3100 And S4100 Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery:
This battery died less than 1 year old. I am a hobby photographer and only use this camera occasionally.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I have a Coolpix S6500. The battery is dead. Went to CA for Christmas. No pictures! Seriously? I couldn't get it to take a charge. Even borrowed my daughter's charger just for a Nikon battery thinking I must be doing something wrong. I wasn't. So it seems I need to buy a new battery. I am so unhappy about that. I always thought this camera took great pictures...but now, it's not taking any, so it doesn't matter what they could look like. How can I send pictures when I can't take pictures?
great camera .... late firmware update!
from The Netherlands
My first coolpix suddenly stopped working. 'Loading battery (in the camera) didn't solve the problem. Because of the price of a new battery in relation to the price of a new camera, i threw away the old camera and bought a new camera. Again a coolpix, because i love it's simplicity in relation to the quality of the "pictures". However, last week my second coolpix "died". Same problem!! Looking for a solution, this link caught my eye: https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/56303 I haven't tried the update yet,but if this is the solution: - should i be glad? I probably threw away a perfect camera!! harry.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Battery does not last.
I was just given this camera with the battery six weeks ago for my birthday. I have not used it very much - but already the battery is completely dead and will not recharge. I would not recommend this type of battery to anyone.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from St. Petersburg, FL, USA
I received this battery in my 2012 Christmas present - a Coolpix S4200. I love the camera but this battery is a huge loser. It started being unreliable in April 2013 and by May 2013, would not re-charge. I do not take a lot of pcitures - this battery was used at Christmas, New Years and a couple of birthday celebrations - NOT heavily used at all. A rechargeable battery should last YEARS....not under 6 months. Really a disappointment. I expect better from Nikon.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Battery Cost Makes Camera No Bargain
I thought the battery did not last as long as it should. But, when I went to order one on the internet I was very suprised at the number of complaints regarding it's life span. I worked hard to earn the money to buy the camera and now I have this added cost that came much too soon. I think all the coolpix owners ought to be given a free battery and an appology.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
WHAT'S UP WITH THE BATTERIES NOT LASTING!!!!
By Surfer Girl
from ORANGE COUNTY, CA
I have owned this camera for only 4 months and the battery has died. I wanted something compact to take to sporting events and now I have to purchase a new battery to even get it to work. I think if NIKON can't gurantee a battery lasting more than a year, they should re-think the use of this type of battery.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great camera, poor battery!
I love the camera and it takes really good pictures but I bought the camera in August and in three months the battery just died! it wouldnt even try to recharge. The batteries are to expensive to buy a new one every three months!!!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Poor battery but beautiful photos
We recently bought a Coolpix S6400. Beautiful photos but you only get about 50 or so before the battery dies. Missed photos from my father's wedding and on holiday in Thailand. Very frustrating and also annoying when you need to carry a spare battery all the time.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Waste of money
By Disappointed in Iowa
from Des Moines Iowa
Got a coolpix and was so excited. Took less than 50 pictures and battery will not hold a charge. Got 1 picture of my grandsons first birthday tonight! First and last Nikon for me. They ask you to attach sample pictures! How ironic...if I had pictures I wouldn't be writing this review
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