EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Great battery if you use it right
The poor reviews on this battery are most likely from those who use the LiveView instead of the view finder. If you're using LiveView mode, constantly focusing, and using the pop up flash, then of course you're going to wear out the battery quickly- but that's true for any battery.
I use the view finder with the SB-600 speedlight flash and can shoot for 5+ hours before needing to change to my spare. Just remember that the LiveView and pop-up flash use the most power. Omit or limit those, and you'll find the battery lasts anywhere from 3-8 times longer.
With any new rechargeable battery, make sure you go through at least a few charge-discharge cycles to get the full potential out of it. Once it's fully charged, leave it on the charger another hour or two. Typically a fully charged status indicates the battery has 85%+ charge; leaving it on the charger a little longer brings it closer to 100%. When it get's low, use the LiveView / flash to wear it down all the way before recharging. It really does help when you go through cycles like this - and an even better reason to have a spare to condition the batteries properly.
March 4, 2011
These batteries are fine
I have over 200 shots on my last charge with a whole bunch of tinkering with settings mixed in and the battery still shows fully charged. I did buy a spare simply because I like knowing that I have spare juice if needed.
These batteries get better after several charge cycles.
February 27, 2011
I started out in the 80's with a n2000 ( still working ) finially got tired of film and bought the 3100. This camera will do it all if you let it, but is adjustable if you want to play with it. Good combo of features for the price and excellent photos. It is so new it is hard to find extra batteries, although mine has held up good, I still Like a spare
November 19, 2010
great battery life!
I have had my D3100 for about a month now..and I have not seen my battery less than full once. I used it for about 2.5-3 hours on Sunday..a little Monday and turned it on today and it still says full. I did read that you should not disconnect the battery from charging until the light stops blinking and the battery is completely finished charging so I am very careful about that.
October 12, 2010
Faço fotos noturnas de longa exposição e fotografo ao ar livre durante muito tempo, práticas que consomem bateria. Para evitar o desprazer de interromper meu lazer por conta de falta de energia, adquiri uma bateria original Nikon ( existem similares, "genéricas", que não mantém a carga e algumas com submilimétricas diferenças de tamanho, que não encaixam com a perfeição de uma original. Já passei um susto ao tentar retirar uma dessas que ficou agarrada em minha D5100). Agora tenho dobrada a minha capacidade de carga o que dobra também meu prazer e evita o desagradável encerramento das sessões por falta de bateria.
August 14, 2012
I shot many pictures without a recharge, over than 400...
September 13, 2011
This battery is just fine by me...
I have had my D3100 for about 6 months now and love it (had Olympus cameras for years). I bought an extra EN-14 shortly after purchasing the camera (only because I hate missing a photo due to a dead battery). I try not to constantly use all the features that suck the battery dry when I'm shooting... i.e. auto-flash, live view, vibration reduction... and it lasts for days of shooting! I have noticed, when I set/forget the VR setting for the lens to/is ON, that this seems to be the quickest battery drainer.
August 19, 2011
I have only had my d3100 camera for a few days love it! but know wish the battery would last a bit longer then what it does. Diffently need to have two batterys if you know your going to be taking a lot of pictures in one day. But over all it's not bad. Take pictures of just about every thing from people, animals, landscape to what every catches my eye!
February 16, 2011
Battery for DS3200
I keep charging for 24 hours but the LED never turn off. So, I don't know if the battery is really charged 100% because the instruction say "The battery will had full charge when the LED turn off.
December 27, 2013
Needs more Amperes
Recently bought the Nikon D3200 (love it btw) but with only only over 1 Ah of capacity this battery drains far too often. Nikon if your listening.... Please release a battery with a little more juice (given its size a 1800-2200 mAh should be possible).
October 6, 2012
Not such a good Battery
Only at this battery in my DSLR for a month and I'd have to tell you that my experience with the EN-EL14 Battery is not a good one. The power for the battery only last about an 1 and 10 minutes hour with continuous use without the LCD screen on but with the LCD screen on and preview your photos, it an 30-45 minute in usage. That's not good at all specially when you have cellphone with better battery technology.
Another problem is that the battery will take forever to make a full charge and will go on for hours. The LED on the charger will just blink and blink. Nikon should really work on improving the battery features for the camera. " WAIT, yes I even went out the purchase a battery/GRIP with two batteries and still the results are more usage is 2 hours or little more but not no more than 150 minutes of usages.
I do love Nikon but battery improvement is a must
May 13, 2014
Battery not good
Bought Nikon D5100 few days back but battery life is very poor. Not sure if it is the battery or charger. I can take at max 30 photos at one go
January 25, 2013
Not as good as the camera
I have bought D3100. It's awesome, but its battery isn't. I use it for daylight shooting with no flash or live view and captures no more than 200 images.
June 15, 2011
Battery failed quickly
An OEM EN-EL 14 battery came with my D3100 a year ago. It failed after less than ten cycles; now it will not take a charge. I think that is unacceptable and, if I could award this battery a negative-star rating, I would.
At least I have a digital "prosumer" pocket camera that takes AA batteries, so I can at least use that until I can get a replacement for the dead battery.
September 30, 2013
Bad Battery EN EL-14 or charger
I bought the Nikon D5100 camera, but, battery or charger stopped working after using it twice within 6 months from Costco (June 2012). Now, it does not get charged. I got the second battery from Amazon, and it works, but, I have not yet charged it to find out if it is the battery problem or charger problem. In either case, I have heard several stories of bad battery. Looks like Nikon's Chinese supplier is supplying poor quality batteries. There should be an official recall if several customers are complaining about it, and they should replace it. I am annoyed since when I pay $900 for camera and lenses, I expect top notch quality. I hope it is not the charger that is faulty- otherwise I will have to order a charger also. I am going to complain to their customer support, If they marketing or customer service guys are reading this, Nikon should better address this issue.
January 6, 2013
This product is very poor
I have my D3100 (great camera), from about 1 month but EN-EL14 the original battery is very poor. Get emty after only 1-2 hours!!!!!!!
February 27, 2011
Poor battery life
The EN-EL 14 battery for the D3100 is an extremely poor battery. I've only had the D3100 camera since December 2010, and everytime I want to use the camera the battery is dead, even though the camera has been shut off. I'm trying to find another battery for backup, but I've yet to find a store that handles them or will even get them for me.
February 16, 2011
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
I bought the D3100 Digital camera about 3 weeks ago, i charged the battery overnight within 3 hours of using it, it was flat. i recharged it again, and it did not last three hours.
October 11, 2010