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    8 Jan 2012 - 2:40 PM

    I bought my wife a P7100 for her birthday back in October and what a superb wee camera it is. Wanting her to have a second battery for it, and noting that the genuine Nikon item costs about 60 while clones are advertised in the 7 range, I have, so far, tried and sent back two replacements which simply would not work in her camera.

    I now understand that those clones will work perfectly well in the P7000 but not in the P7100 (although they are advertised for the P7100).

    Has Nikon done something nastily sneaky here to force mug punters to buy their grossly overpriced products? Or is there a reasonably priced clone that will work in the P7100?


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    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Jan 2012 - 5:41 PM

    Quote: is there a reasonably priced clone that will work in the P7100

    I doubt it, Nikon did the same thing with the D5100, The D5100 clones work fine in D5000 models, But the newer camera model looks for the batteries built in ID chip.....!!!

    If it can't see the chip, It will not play......Sad

    Same applies across the range, So basically if you have a newer camera model, Your stuffed....!!! Its got to be a genuine battery or nothing, Certainly for the time being, No doubt that once demand reaches a certain level, The clone producers will include a " Clone Chip " in thier batteries, We will have to wait and see......!

    This particular tactic is nothing new, Many specialist softwares ( costing 20 to 30,000 Squids ) will not run unless a chip with the correct code is plugged into a USB port, And no its not a flash memory type stick, Its a chip with the program ID burned ( mapped ) into it, No way you can copy that either, Well, Not without some very expensive hardware.....Wink

    So its genuine or nothing.....Grin


    A bit like ink cartridges.

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