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Great camera but the extras are iffy
on January 13, 2014
First, we absolutely love the camera. The camera, lens, camera bag, and all Nikon products are fabulous. The spare battery we received with the order was not actually a Nikon product, but instead a third-party. I was afraid of something like that happening, but the listing says "spare EN-EL14 battery". The battery DOES NOT WORK with the D5300. The camera returns an error saying: "This battery cannot be used. Choose battery designated for use in this camera." The camera will do nothing else with the third-party battery installed, so it is essentially useless. This doesn't inspire much confidence with the third-party extra battery charger, either, so we feel that both the extra battery charger and extra batter are useless. We are currently in the process of contacting the seller about this and hope we can reach some agreement about rectifying the situation.
The tripod received in the kit is OK, but probably not acceptable for anyone but beginners. The 64 GB SDxc card seems to perform well.
All in all, we probably wouldn't order this package again, but the extras may be worth it for some. The extras do feel a bit cheap, however, and it may be worth a little more money to buy more appropriate gear for an $1100 camera and lens package.