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Batteries for Nikon D3200

Topkat 7 3
6 May 2014 12:15PM

Can anybody recommend the best place to buy batteries for the Nikon D3200 - its ithe EN-EL14 (and what is the difference between this and the EN-EL14a?)
Also would you suggest the originals or are there are good cheaper brands? I am assuming it would be wise to take a spare battery on holiday although I will
be taking my charger?


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FredDee 4 78 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 12:51PM
- its ithe EN-EL14 (and what is the difference between this and the EN-EL14a?

The difference is that the original EN-EL14 is 1030 mAh battery and the EN-EL14A is a 1230 mAh battery (an extra 200 mAh capacity)
The 14A was brought out by Nikon for the new Nikon Df camera but will work equallly well with your D3200.

I buy my Nikon camera batteries from a Nikon dealer, and do not use 3rd party makes.
Topkat 7 3
6 May 2014 1:31PM
Thank you , how much would you expect to pay for a EN-EL14a? and is it best to have a spare?
thewilliam 9 6.1k
6 May 2014 1:33PM
As far as I know, Nikon doesn't manufacture batteries but will more likely buy them from a reputable specialist. Sensible companies have at least 2 suppliers for something as vital as a camera battery.

Provided your batteries come from a similarly reputable company, they should work as well as the originals. Names like Delkin and Duracell come to mind and dealers like 7 day shop would only buy in good quality products.
FredDee 4 78 United Kingdom
6 May 2014 2:07PM
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
6 May 2014 5:19PM

Quote:it is best to have a spare.

But only of it is charged Wink

And yes, I have been caught out with not realising that the spare loses charge over time Sad
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2014 7:59AM
You can get an EN-EL14 F for 19-99 from PREMIER INKS they are made by either Hahnel or Blumax I have used them and they are ok. www.premier-ink.co.uk

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