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MH-65 Battery Charger
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I may return this camera just because of the charger. I came from a Panasonic lumix. The charger has the plug built into it. No cord. Just what I dont want when packing light is Nikon´s setup. Not shown in pics.
Nikon provides two different battery chargers for the S8200, which are opposite in almost every respect. The EH-69P, which comes with the camera, charges the battery inside the camera using the USB cable. It plugs directly into the AC outlet, which means no separate power cord to pack around and/or lose. The MH-65, has a cradle to charge the battery outside the camera, but it has a separate power cord (does not plug directly into the AC outlet).
I suppose Nikon is trying to satisfy different needs, but why can´t they combine these into one universal adapter? Here are the specs, more or less in order of importance.
1. Charge a battery outside the camera, like the MH65. This is critical for those who use multiple batteries.
2. Plugs directly into the outlet, like the EH69P. This eliminates the need for a separate power cord. To make this more usable, have the plug flip out from the edge, instead of the back.
3. Charge the battery inside the camera, like the EH89P. Ideally, it could do both at the same time. This requires a cable, but if it´s the USB cable, it´s not an extra cable. If I don´t need this feature, I can leave that cable home.
4. Has a separate power cable to the AC outlet for cases where there is not enough space to plug the adapter directly into the outlet. If I don´t need this capability, I can leave the power cable home.
Oh, and if you use the search box on this site to locate these products, be sure to spell them EXACTLY. The site is not smart enough to find ´´mh65´´. You must type ´´mh-65´´.
I just purchased the Nikon MH-65 charger for my new Coolpix S9100. The charger works fine but the design does not meet today´s standards in my opinion.
My 4 year old Panasonic has a charger that plugs directly into a wall outlet. The Nikon MH-65 charger uses a long electrical cord to plug into power. The Coolpix S9100 is small and light weight. It seems counter intuitive to me that the charger would require the use of a separate power cord which adds to the weight and amount of extras that have to be carried around. If Nikon cannot design a charger that plugs directly into the wall outlet, at least design the AC charger to use the same power cord that is used to charge the battery while the battery is in the camera.
The instructions with the charger are for a different charger/battery combination. The literature should be updated or the correct literature should be included with the MH-65.
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