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NikonEN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh)
 
4.9

(based on 1208 reviews)

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    (120)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (974)
  • Long-lasting (794)
  • Fast charge (698)
  • Easy to install (573)
  • Solid construction (536)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (30)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Loses charge quickly (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Takes too long to charge (8)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (636)
  • Back-up (604)
  • Travel (550)
  • Photography (277)
  • Portrait photography (222)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (385), Semi-pro photographer (270), Pro photographer (130), Enthusiast (128), Professional (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (510), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

it is whut it is

five stars! nikon brand and it does whut a batteries suppose to do i dunno whut else i caan review this product about lol i mean its just a battery but yeah. these batterys...Read complete review

five stars! nikon brand and it does whut a batteries suppose to do i dunno whut else i caan review this product about lol i mean its just a battery but yeah. these batterys are really quick when it come to recharging! for me ive killed one of these like once and another one still at round 30% left and they recharged in less that 2 hours! that might be a bit slow for some people but im perfectly fine with that. annnd thats about it~... u can prolly use it as an emergency weapon of some sort like a rock and throw it at somebody but i doubt youll be throwing [$] at somebody unless you like REALLY need to XD and it should be able to survive drops on carpet n like soft surfaces so whenu throw it at someone and your on carpet...you can just pick up the batt afterwards and still be able to use it :DDD if i were you id just save up for this rather than getting a third party batt.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Careful

I use this battery in my D200 which is what Nikon recommends.
While I have used both Nikon and aftermarket batteries I am not thrilled with either. The Nikon ones are better...Read complete review

I use this battery in my D200 which is what Nikon recommends.
While I have used both Nikon and aftermarket batteries I am not thrilled with either. The Nikon ones are better and do not require any firmware updates, do keep in mind that NIKON DOES NOT WARRANTY BATTERIES!!!

I found this out the hard way after using my batteries for a year or so and they just stop working or will not charge. Even when the battery indicator on my camera says the battery is "new". Frustrating, and Nikon says sorry please buy a new one.

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5.0

Very reliable

By Sam

from Okeechobee, FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Long-Lasting
  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • Slow Recharge

Best Uses

  • Back Up
  • Digital Photography
  • Travel

Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

I've found the this battery to be very reliable. I use a Nikon D300, mostly with the LCD screen off, and it will typically last for about 2+ days of use.

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5.0

EN-EL3e & B&H

By manc200

from NJ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Up
    • Digital Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

    Once again I have gone to B&H for my last minute travel accessory needs. Batteries performed flawlessly on my trip to Europe. While my Nikon is an old D200 it still is in need of these batteries.

    Thank you B&H for your excellent product selection on old and new photographic items

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    5.0

    The power I want and need

    By millrat73

    from Battle Ground,WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Fast Recharge
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

      I find OEM batteries give me the best service year after year. I have something I know will work when I need it.

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      5.0

      Great battery

      By spiderm_91

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Fast Recharge
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Digital Photography
        • Photography
        • Portrait Photography
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

        I was able to take almost 2000 pictures most of them with flash with my Nikon D90 and stil got some juice, I love it.

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        5.0

        Purchased For an Older D90 Camera

        By Steve Berger Photographic

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Recharge
        • Long-Lasting
        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Digital Photography
          • Photography

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

          I had a Nikon D90 for years and sold it last year to upgrade my camera. I recently purchased an Older D90 thru B&H to have converted to an IR only camera. When I owned the D90 I also made sure I had 3-4 spare batteries. This is a good, though costly practice. I purchased thei EN-EL3e for exactly that reason - A need for a power backup when you get yourself into a pinch. Solid built, pure power. Long duration.

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          5.0

          Genuine Nikon battery

          By Big G

          from Harrisburg, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Digital Photography
            • Photography
            • Portrait Photography
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

            I will buy only genuine Nikon batteries. I had bought a third party battery as a spare, and every time I needed to use it, it was dead. I have not had this problem with my Nikon batteries.

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            5.0

            A good quality product

            By Plumb bob Photograghy

            from Worland, Wy

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

              I bought a Nikon camera in the fall of 2009. It came with a Nikon battery and i also bought another battery of a different brand for a backup. The backup battery has started showing signs of going bad but the Nikon battery is still going strong so I bought another Nikon battery to replace the other brand.

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              5.0

              My Nikon D300 and D200 Love this Battery

              By Tortuguero

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Digital Photography
                • Photography
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                My Nikon D200 isn't used much but, it's Nikon brand battery stays charged, and never lets me down, when I do. My D300 is used almost every day and provides same fantastic service. Have a few spare Nikon batteries for quick change while traveling and especially when out of the country don't have ready access to an overnight charger. They all hold their charge and never let me down. Buy the Nikon original and you will be happy. Never had one go bad in many years of use.

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                5.0

                The best

                By Malayalee

                from White Plains, NY

                Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                I always use the Nikon original. I tried another brand once, but it was crap. Nikon batteries lasts long. I have four spare batteries for my d300 and three for my d800

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                5.0

                No after market for me.

                By Bill, Maui Photographer

                from Maui, Hawaii

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                  Although I do buy some aftermarket accessories when it comes to batteries I always buy Nikon Batteries for my Nikon cameras. I've been using some of the same EN-EL3 Batteries for over a decade with no problems at all.

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                  5.0

                  Nikon - Only Nikon

                  By Art D.

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                    Purchased to replace a OEM branded LI battery. The OEM unit was bought as a second for my D90 some years back. The original Nikon EN-EL3e is still performing - the OEM is dead.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect. Always buy a Nikon product!

                    By Middy Matthews

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                    B&H ships the FASTEST of any place and the product is always perfect and never some knock off. Buy from here, trust your shop.

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                    5.0

                    Happy

                    By Shanle517

                    from Connecticut

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                    Seems like a new camera with my new battery!

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                    5.0

                    Great Replacement Battery - Nikon D700

                    By Tazdevil

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                          Am so glad they had these so I could replace my old batteries that won't hold a charge anymore.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          new battery for old Nikon camera

                          By John H

                          from Oneonta, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                            Camera wasn't working and since it was about 12 years old, we worried we might have to replace the camera but it was only that the battery was also that old and we only needed to replace it.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Product top quality

                            By Tuna Baby

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Fast Recharge
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Photography
                              • Portrait Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                              Easy to use

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Gtreat

                              By Earl

                              from Frederick, MD

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                                Just what I needed

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                                5.0

                                Good Backup

                                By Steve b

                                from FL

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                                Nothing like the real thing, always need a backup for shooting all day.

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                                5.0

                                B&H

                                By Webinger

                                from North Carolina (mountains)

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                                Wow, B&H comes through again with flying colors! Quick delivery and on time....no problems. Who You gonna call?

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                                5.0

                                Works dandy in a D700

                                By Ider

                                from Santa Fe, NM

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography

                                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1500mAh):

                                  I bought 2 EN-EL3e batteries to be used only in my Nikon D700. Alternating the charging allows efficiency in using them optimally. By not over-using them, I believe they charge up faster. And each charge will last for more shots than it takes to fill the memory card with RAW files. These are the only battery to use with the D700 - avoid the counterfeits. Comes with a re-usable cover so spare can be carried around in camera bag compartment, reasonably safe from dirt & damage.

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