EN-EL19 Rechargeable Battery
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 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.
November 18, 2011
Had this GOOD camera Coolpix S4100 little over a year. Battery DEAD,will NOT recharge! BAD impression of NIKON after spending this much on a little camera!!!!
September 13, 2012
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.
April 30, 2013
WHAT'S UP WITH THE BATTERIES NOT LASTING!!!!
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.
March 18, 2013
Not a good battery
Bought camera in November 2011. Love the photos, but the problem is it's battery. I had no trouble, then out of the blue, the battery is dead. It died in July 2012!! I had heard great things about how well lithium batteries lasted.....but not mine. Worst of all, $25-40.00 for a new battery? That changes the cost of the camera after such a short time. I recommend the camera, but only if they include a spare battery .
August 8, 2012