Bottom Of Camera
Moving on to the bottom of the camera. You have your standard tripod socket, for all your tripod, monopods and other tripod accessories. You'll have your serial number, record that for insurance purposes. We have access to our battery compartment in here. So, it takes the standard EN-EL battery, EN-EL 15 battery from Nikon. This has been around for a while, so it's a pretty common battery. Comes with what's known as a quick charger, nice little travel charger, small, packs around pretty easily. And it'll have a little charging light to let you know when it's charging, and then it will become steady when it is fully charged. If you do wanna know how good the battery is, you can dive into the Menu system, and the Setup Menu, and you can get very specific, detailed information about how good that particular battery is. Now, there is a bit of a battery warning that you should know about with Nikon is that they've had a change in their batteries and if you look very closely on the back of t...
he battery, the lithium-ion 20 is their new good battery, and the original battery had a very short battery life. It's not gonna damage your camera to my knowledge, but you're just not gonna get very good life from it. So, the original 01 version is not the good one, and so, be careful of that. Now what you also wanna look for is that there was a battery recall. And this came out a few years ago. I don't know if these batteries are still lingering around, but for those of you who had maybe the Nikon D7000, a predecessor to this camera, and you still wanna use your batteries, check your batteries and see if the ninth character, this is fun to do, folks, the ninth character is either an E or F. If it is, good news, bad news. Bad news is you shouldn't use that battery. The good news is, is that Nikon may replace it for you if you send it back to them. I don't know if they will, but they may. And so, take a look at any of those old batteries and just be careful about using those in the camera, here. Try to use the newer camera batteries that are available that have those newer indicators on it. In the side of the door there, there's a little rubber cover so that you put in the EP-5B power supply connector, and this allows you to power the camera continuously. This might be for scientific reasons, or if you're in a studio, or any time you need to have constant power to the camera, where you can't afford to have the battery running out. These units are available so that you can keep the camera fully powered at all times.