The Nikon EN-EL19 Lithium-Ion Battery is a rechargeable battery for the Nikon Coolpix S5200, S5300, S3100, S3600 & S4100, S6800 cameras. Lithium-ion batteries will not suffer from the adverse memory effects that are normally associated with other battery types.
One reason why the Nikon EN-EL19 is popular is because of its Reliable
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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 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 caref...View full 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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Didn't last very long.
I got the camera for Christmas and work find until the battery ran all the way down. Once it ran all the way down, it wouldn't recharge at all. Disappointing!
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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?
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.
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.
Buy Nikon for Nikon! Why buy anything else?
I got a new camera and from experience (bad) decided to get an extra battery! So glad I did. This is easy to charge and is small. It comes with a case for easy packing. I did have to use it one day.......if you take a lot of pictures, get a couple extra. If I go on a long trip, I'll get three or four of these to charge up and take along!
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.
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.
my camera only came with one battery and i wanted another one!
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.
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!!!