I bought a Nikon D5100. It doesn't work anymore. The I charged the battery, put it into the body, but it says the battery energy is low. The battery I'm using is from Nikon.

I'm thinking of buying a new battery. A battery from Nikon would cost me around 40€. A battery from 3rd party around 15€. But I've heard cameras with the latest firmware don't work at all with 3rd party batteries. How do I find the latest firmware version?


Sounds like you just need a new battery: They all eventually need to be replaced. I have had good luck with Wasabi brand batteries for Nikon DSLR.

The current firmware for D5100 is a couple of years old. Nothing newer is available.


  • What does "a couple of years old" mean? I bought it around 2012/2013 Aug 11 '15 at 19:48
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    See the Nikon firmware link provided. The latest D5100 firmware is version 1.02/1.01 dated Nov 2013. I called that a couple of years old.
    – WayneF
    Aug 11 '15 at 23:14

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