EN-EL5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery - Security Camera User Rating
 
Manufacturer: Nikon
Model: 25625
Average User RatingAverage User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 26

Reviewed by: sky7i on Dec 12, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Reasonable cost, charges fast

Weaknesses: None

Summary: I bought an extra Nikon-branded EN-EL5 for my Coolpix 3700 camera, and am quite satisified with it. It's relatively cheap for a proprietary battery, it seems to last pretty well, and it charges in under 2 hours. The battery comes with a snug-fitting plastic cap to protect the terminals and it fits nicely into my close-fitting Nikon 3700 carrying case.

Reviewed by: jcuser from OK on Sep 25, 2004
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Experience: 12 Days

Strengths: Small form factor, quick charging, long lasting, regular retail battery [CP1] will be widely available soon.

Weaknesses: Could be less expensive

Summary: Small size works well with new compact cameras like the Nikon Coolpix 3700. If you like the convienience of a small compact camera you need a good small compact power source. What can you say - it is Nikon!

Reviewed by: Elameno from TX on Aug 12, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Nikon brand, good battery life, small, can be replaced by a Duracell CP-1 if you're in a pinch.

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: Hey, what can I say! It's a battery, and rechargeable at that. This little baby is compact and provides good battery life for the Nikon 3700 camera. If you're in a pinch and can't charge then you can use a Duracell CP-1 as a replacement (although I'm not sure of the availability of the CP-1). I use this as a backup to the original battery than came with my Nikon 3700, and it is identical. There are no worries about any incompatibilities. I'd recommend at least one backup EN-EL5 for any user.

Reviewed by: BearGrabber from GA on Jun 9, 2004
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Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Genuine Nikon, so no camera-warranty conflict. No risk of some slightly cheaper, off-brand battery damaging expensive camera. Tiny, compact cell is size of a matchbox.

Weaknesses: Proprietary, versus NiMH or Li-Ion AAs or AAAs. Two hours to charge. Coolpix 5200 discharges battery quickly.

Summary: For a Nikon camera, stick with a Nikon battery, rather than risk potential power issues with your camera's electronics. I recommend buying AT LEAST TWO of these batteries (beyond the one included with your camera), given the high drain of cameras like the Coolpix 5200. For example, while charging one battery in your hotel room, you may take the other two batteries with you when you go outdoors to take pictures; for a few hours, you should be without worry that your camera will go dead.

Reviewed by: arleneskl from NY on Feb 25, 2005
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Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: This battery works great. I 'd buy it again for sure. It charged in less than 2 hours, it's compact and it's a nikon.

Weaknesses: none that I can determine

Summary: Very reasonably priced. I was surprised that a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery would be priced so low. I feel confident I will get a long life from a nikon product.

Reviewed by: bobb_topgun2004 from WI on Feb 13, 2005
Rating:

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Nikon brand. Small size. Comes with contact protection. Fast charging takes about 2-hours for a full charge, faster than most. Long-lasting charge. Priced very reasonable for a lithium-ion battery.

Weaknesses: NONE noticed.

Summary: (Edited February 13th by bobb_topgun2004) Exact fit for CoolPix 3700. For the very competitive price, I recommend going with this official Nikon brand. Always pays to have a spare. Small size should fit most camera cases. Don't miss that important "photo opportunity" by being caught without back-up power!

Reviewed by: guild1979 on Feb 2, 2005
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Experience: 5 Weeks

Strengths: ROBUST CONSTRUCTION. PROVEN NIKON QUALITY.

Weaknesses: None

Summary: I shyed away from less expensive noname replacement batteries opting for Nikon quality and I'm glad that I did. Actually, I use the battery as a backup to the one that came with my Coolplex 5200. I urge anyone who travels with a digital camera to invest in a spare battery and keep it fully charged and in the same bag as their Camera. Batteries can exhaust themselves at the most critical times. Having a spare has saved the day for me on more than one occasion.

Reviewed by: hewens from CA on Jan 23, 2005
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Experience: 3 Months

Strengths: good encapsulation; good quality; small and light

Weaknesses: a little expensive

Summary: Before I bought this battery, I have owned Delkin EN-EL5 battery for my camera Nikon Coolpix 5200. But I'd like to buy another one for the case all of batteries I own run out.
And I will not be worried that I will use up all the batteries when I am in the journey. This time, I chose the Nikon-branded which was a little more expensive.
When I received the battery, I felt that its encapsulation was quite well compared with Delkin EN-EL5's. In the period of 3 months, the battery is used perfectly and I will not be worried that there are some problem of battery.
I will recommend you to buy it if you want to use the battery without worries.

Reviewed by: somjinda from NC on Jan 9, 2005
Rating:

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: nikon brand, quick charge, reasonable cost

Weaknesses: nothing

Summary: For a Nikon camera, stick with a Nikon battery, rather than risk potential power issues with your camera's electronics. I bought this battery for a Nikon Coolpix 4200 camera and it works great. It charges quickly under 2 hours and lasts a long time. Not a bad price for a quality battery.

Reviewed by: jndash from MD on Dec 17, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: quick charging, long lasting

Weaknesses: none

Summary: I bought this battery for a Nikon Coolpix 5200 camera and it works great. It charges quickly under 2 hours and lasts a long time. Not a bad price for a quality battery. Would definetly buy more of these battries.

Reviewed by: bulay from IL on Nov 21, 2004
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Experience: 3 Months

Strengths: Reliable!

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: Made in Japan! True Nikon battery so no camera warranty issue with this. No risk of some slightly cheaper, off-brand battery damaging expensive camera.

Just the right size for my digital camera case. Usually place the charger in my backpack or in the car.

Reviewed by: joelwnelson from NE on Nov 17, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Small size, holds charge well, long life.

Weaknesses: None that I know of.

Summary: The battery lasts a long time, providing longer camera usage time before a recharge is required. I got one EN-EL5 with my Nikon camera and purchased a second one recently to use as a backup battery. The Nikon MH-61 charger is convenient and relatively fast for charging these EN-EL5 batteries. Highly recommended, although with my Nikon Coolpix 4200 these batteries are my only option.

Reviewed by: Artsay from IL on Nov 7, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Made in Japan NIKON battery!

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: (Edited November 07th by Artsay) Bought this along with the 256MB SD card online at www.amazxn.cxm( you know). It works and charging time is only 2 hours.
You can't go wrong with this. Fits well inside my camera case. Highly recommneded.

Reviewed by: baronski from OR on Oct 16, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Generic 1400mAh battery (as contrasted with Nikon 1100)

Weaknesses: none noted

Summary: BlueNook storefront purchase.
No delays
No hassles
No problems
Product arrived 1st class UPS, and works as advertised

Distributed (perhaps manufactured) by MerkuryInnovations.com.
This may well be the same outfit that produces the batteries for Nikon, just as most VCRs/DVDs, etc. are built by a handful of companies. Construction appears to be solid, and capacity is greater than the name brand product - yet appreciably less expensive.

Reviewed by: karsus from WA on Sep 30, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 40 Days

Strengths: Great for long trips without a recharger.

Weaknesses: Nikon only design.

Summary: Works great. Charges in about 2 hours. I'm currently using it as an extra battery on the road. Nothing beats just slipping in an extra battery instead of recharging.

Reviewed by: fwood17 from TX on Sep 26, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 3 Months

Strengths: Nikon original battery

Weaknesses: High cost and hard to find

Summary: I bought a battery on Ebay that was reported to be a "Real" Nikon EN-EL5. Got the battery at a very good price, too good. When I got the battery, it looked like the real thing, but when I compared the battery and the documentation to the Nikon battery I got with my Coolpix 5200 I could see that it was a chinese copy and not a real NIKON battery. Be very careful, if the price is too good then it is most likely not a real NIKON battery. The true Nikon battery holds a charge longer and recharges faster then the chinese fake. Overall the real NIKON EN-EL5 is a great battery, small, light and lasts through a lot of picture taking. I carry a spare battery in camera case, the two batteries last for several days of picture taking.

Reviewed by: melessichreb from FL on Sep 14, 2004
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Experience: 6 Days

Strengths: Easy to use and order, great price, rapid delivery.

Weaknesses: Great because fast & accurate, but 2 tiny batteries were in a big, paper-stuffed box that would hold hundreds of these; such a waste of natural resources.

Summary: Although I haven't yet tried out the battery I ordered, and I haven't yet seen the charge on my credit card bill, I am very impressed by the speedy delivery, at no extra cost.

Reviewed by: kmatsos on Sep 12, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Nikon genuine product (OEM product). Made in Japan.

Weaknesses: None

Summary: I own a Nikon Coolpix 3700 digital camera and I wanted to have a second battery handy in case the one that came with the camera run out of fuel while I was taking pictures. I chose the original Nikon EN-EL5 battery (exactly the same one my camera came with) and I am really happy with it. Slightly more expensive than similar generic products, but the peace of mind this product provides (no compatibility issues, no voided warranty) is priceless. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: bhk224 from IL on Aug 28, 2004
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Experience: 8 Days

Strengths: Brand name. Made in Japan.

Weaknesses: none.

Summary: Plastic cap to protect the battery contacts. Use a memory card reader to transfer pics from camera to PC, to prolong battery charge. Two hours to fully charge. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: chuckwro from WA on Aug 17, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Product was just as described and price was excellent. Shipping was normal.

Weaknesses: Product was out of stock so had to wait more then a week before item was shipped.

Summary: Overall, I'm very happy with this transaction and would do business again with this vendor. I wanted to go with an original OEM battery and that is what I recevied. You have to be careful as many vendors play games with the wording and you end up getting a non-OEM battery.

Reviewed by: mattjm from WA on Aug 12, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Nikon OEM battery. Exact duplicate of the one that comes with the camera.

Weaknesses: Costs slightly more than the knock-offs, however it is propably of higher quality (as is usually the case with OEM parts) and worth the extra $5-10.

Summary: If you liked the battery that came with your camera you'll like this one. If you didn't like the battery that came with your camera, you won't like this one. I try to avoid knock-offs, especially when the price difference between the OEM part and the third-party part is so small.

Reviewed by: yang67 on Aug 6, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: small, last long!

Weaknesses: no

Summary: This is very cute battery for my cute coolpix 3700, it is small and lasts long, and with reasonable price. I will come back and buy it again. Thanks Nikon.

Reviewed by: gpyrgos from MD on Jul 29, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: OEM original battery recommended by camera manufacturer

Weaknesses: capacity could be higher (have seen generic batteries with a capacity of 1400 mAh), battery discharges quickly when connected to PC to download pics (probably a camera and not a battery issue).

Summary: If you own a coolpix 3700 this product is a must have. If you run out of juice while taking pictures there is no need to run home and recharge the battery. Slide in your spare battery and you're good to go!
At the great price you can find this product online it's not worth risk buying a generic version that will void your warranty and run the risk of having a cheap battery damage your precious digital camera.

Reviewed by: j4y_7 from CA on Jul 28, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: OEM Product.

Weaknesses: Non found.

Summary: This is the only rechargeable battery that Nikon supports for the CP3700, 4200 & 5200. Though cheaper aftermarket versions are available, the monetary difference is not a significant amount & Nikon does not gurantee aftermarket batteries to be compatible with their cameras.

A fully depleted battery charges in just under two hours, which isn't too bad considering it can take about 200 pictures with each charging. It also comes with a plastic covering to protect the terminals. There isn't much else to say other than it IS a NIKON battery made for NIKON cameras and is pretty much dependable.

Reviewed by: pschultz00 from OH on Jun 10, 2004
Rating:

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Nikon brand Don't need to worry about compatibility

Weaknesses: None

Summary: I recently bought the Nikon Coolpix 3700 and wanted to have a backup battery. Nikon recommended the Nikon battery (of course). I took their recommendation as it is not worth the risk of damaging the camera to save a few dollars for an off brand battery. The battery is an identical backup to the original.

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