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This Battery works okay...
on May 12, 2013
When I first bought my D3100 Nikon I knew I would be needing an extra battery since I had no idea what I had in store with a DSLR camera,this being my first.
At first this battery would hold up pretty good compared to my original Nikon battery that came with the camera. It would charge the same, about 1 hour to fully charge from depleted status, and last about as long also. I wouldn't need to recharge neither for up weeks even depending on how heavy I used the camera( Turning the camera off of course after each session-about 200 photos per session-).
Unfortunately after about 3 months of owning this battery (I have recharged it maybe about 6 or 7 times), I can definitely notice the difference now. While my original Nikon battery is still holding as good as day one( meaning I don't need to recharge it even after hours of use), this one is already showing signs of losing charge even while the camera is off.
I had been using my camera off and on for about 3 weeks( lots of light sessions) on the Nikon Battery till it finally needed recharge, so I changed it to this third party one and used it to take maybe 10 pictures, turned it off. About 2 days after I turned it back on to review some of my picture and noticed it was down one bar, even tho I left it full and it only had a few picture taken on it...
All and all for the price it is a decent back up battery. I does the job but don't expect anything amazing out of it.
I give it a 2.5(stretch it to 3 stars just because of the cheap price) stars out of 5.