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urofseron

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urofseron Registered since 12th Jun 2012
Tue 12-Jun-12 10:30 PM

I am a total rookie at DSLR's but just bought a D3100 for a crazy cheap deal. I am trying to find another battery for it and I'm noticing that the batteries I'm finding online are $50 - $80.

I'm confused because, from what I can find, the camera uses the EN EL14 battery. A lot of websites advertise the EN-EL14 battery but they say specifically it will not work with the D3100.

Any ideas?

I am just irritated to think that batteries are that expensive for this camera. My neighbor just bought a new Canon T3i and he's finding batteries in the $20 range.

Thanks!

jpFoto

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#1. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Tue 12-Jun-12 10:45 PM

Congrats on your D3100. It is really a nice camera.

Here is a link to the Nikon site and I think that Best Buy will match their price. Also, most BB stores have them in stock.


http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/productID.213536100

coolmom42

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#2. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 0

coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Wed 13-Jun-12 06:36 PM

It is well worth the money---those batteries last a LONG time. You won't need more than 2 to get through a whole day, unless you are using flash in every shot, or shooting a lot of video.

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Brianpore

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#3. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 2

Brianpore Registered since 21st Jun 2012
Fri 22-Jun-12 02:43 AM

Can someone explain why this battery on ebay will NOT work in the D3100??? I've very confused. Are there different EN-EL14 batteries. On the link supplied above it shows that battery working for both the P7000 and D3100. Thanks!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-EN-EL14-ENEL14-Battery-For-COOLPIX-P7000-camera-/250934044679?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item3a6cd5a807

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#4. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 3

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Fri 22-Jun-12 12:27 PM

>Can someone explain why this battery on ebay will NOT work in
>the D3100??? I've very confused. Are there different EN-EL14
>batteries. On the link supplied above it shows that battery
>working for both the P7000 and D3100. Thanks!!
>
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-EN-EL14-ENEL14-Battery-For-COOLPIX-P7000-camera-/250934044679?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item3a6cd5a807

Nikon "chips" their most recent batteries which is read by the camera. A 3rd party generic or counterfeit battery, which is what the battery in the link probably is, will give you an error message and be unusable in your camera. These batteries also will not work in the P7000 Coolpix if it has the latest firmware installed.

Look at where the battery is being sold from and the very low price. Think about it.

Len

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pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#5. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 4

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Sat 23-Jun-12 04:10 PM

I don't trust eBay for anything. IF I am going to buy over the Internet, I am going to go with Amazon. (and stay away from the used stuff) odds are if it's real cheap if probably been used 2-3 years.

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MEMcD

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#6. "RE: D3100 Rookie -- Battery Help" | In response to Reply # 3

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 23-Jun-12 05:10 PM

Hi Brian,

The internet marketplace is flooded with counterfeit merchandise.
Given the difference in price, it would be a safe bet that the battery is counterfeit.
As always: Buyer Be Ware!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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