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The last D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 firmware update killed third party battery compatibility

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Several readers emailed me with reports that their third party EN-EL14 batteries no longer work after the last firmware update for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras. It also makes it impossible to use Nikon batteries in third party battery grips. Of course Nikon did not mention anything about that in the change log. I am […]

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Nikon released new firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras

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Nikon released new firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras. The only fix included in the update is the accurate detection of the remaining battery charge for the rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a. The battery performance/life is also maximized so that more images can be captured on one charge. Firmware download links:

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Nikon D5100 vs. D5200 specs comparison

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For some reason this post comparing the Nikon D5100 and D5200 specifications did not get published few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay:

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Nikon D5100 next to be discontinued?

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Few days ago Nikon Germany sent out an email to retailers stating that the Nikon D5100 is no longer available for order. The exact word used was “abkündigung” which translates to “discontinuation”. The D5100 was announced on April 5th, 2011. FYI: the D3100 was announced in August 2010 and was already replaced by the D3200 in April this […]

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The price of the Nikon D5100 kit drops another $50 this month

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  After the new new UK cashback program, Nikon USA also further reduced the price of the Nikon D5100 by $50 for the month of April – see the current Amazon prices: Nikon D5100 kit now discounted to $699 ($150 off). Nikon D3100 kit price is now $549 ($100 off) Nikon 1 V1 kit is now $200 off. Nikon 1 […]

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The new Nikon instant rebates (US)

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Those are the latest Nikon instant rebates for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The body only D7000 and D5100 cameras (both in stock) also qualify for the instant savings. Those rebates will expire on March 31, 2012. After the D4 and D800 announcements, Nikon stopped the rebate program for the D3s/D700 models and I don’t think they are coming back.

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Nikon D5100 unofficial “StarWars” theme firmware now available

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After Nikon’s firmware was successfully decrypted, we now have the first unofficial “StarWars” firmware update for the Nikon D5100. The new beta firmware includes only changes of the camera’s menu labels: Holocron – Playback menu Weapon System – Shooting menu Super Stardestroyer – Custom Setting menu Hyperdrive – Setup Menu Go to Dagobah Luke – Format Memory Card […]

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