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Well, it works and it's cheap. Don't expect a long life though.
on June 24, 2014
OK, first off, these Power2000 batteries work in my Nikon D5200 with the latest firmware (C1.02). No error message about needing to use official Nikon batteries. They're also pretty cheap compared to official branded batteries. According to the label printed on them, they should also provide more power over the battery that came with my camera.
Nikon EN-EL14 = 7.4V / 1030mAh / 7.7Wh
Power2000 EN-EL14A = 7.4V / 1500mAh / 11.1Wh
Unfortunately, they don't. I bought two of these batteries, and compared them to the battery that came with my camera. I tested each battery twice for total length of record time before requiring a recharge.
Power2000 #1 ~50 minutes video
Power2000 #1 ~52 minutes video
Power2000 #2 ~45 minutes video
Power2000 #2 ~52 minutes video
Nikon ~73 minutes video
Nikon ~72 minutes video
Power2000 (both) weight = 41g
Nikon weight = 48g
Power2000 #1 - 73 minutes charge time
Power2000 #2 - 73 minutes charge time
Nikon - 94 minutes charge time
So far the batteries seem to work well, just not nearly as well as claimed. For the price they are an OK value (don't know what the lifespan will be). Based on performance however, they're not nearly the deal they seem to be. They last about 30% less than a standard battery. I don't regret the purchase, but I think I'll go with official brand next time.