Nikon-D5200-DSLRMan, it must not be a nice feeling at all to know that after installing the latest firmware version on your Nikon digital camera, you realize that the third party battery which has served you well all these months without exploding or running low on juice no longer works. Yes sir, this is exactly what certain owners of the Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and Coolpix P7700 cameras reported after installing the latest firmware update for their respective shooters.

That particular firmware update seemed to have altered the way that battery life was measured for a certain battery pack – namely, the EN-EL14a. This might sound surprising if it is the first time that you have heard of it happening, but apparently, this is not the first time that such a thing has happened. Of course, this will also lead some to figure out that it might be far better to invest in an original battery than a third party model right from the get go, even though that would mean forking out more money at the beginning. After all, you can never quite tell just when will the camera manufacturer change the unspoken “rules” with a new firmware update, don’t you think so?

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