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

(based on 1191 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (961)
  • Long-lasting (784)
  • Fast charge (693)
  • Easy to install (565)
  • Solid construction (528)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (29)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Loses charge quickly (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Takes too long to charge (8)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (623)
  • Back-up (594)
  • Travel (543)
  • Photography (271)
  • Portrait photography (218)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (378), Semi-pro photographer (265), Pro photographer (129), Enthusiast (128), Professional (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (498), Yes (13)

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

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

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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    • No

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    5.0

    Great service

    By LL

    from Nyc

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

    Good product, great efficient service. Would buy from them again.

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    5.0

    very good!

    By Lucas

    from Santa Catarina, Brasil

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Travel

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

      Excellent battery. I bought the D300 for backup.

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      • No

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      5.0

      original battery

      By joscos

      from JAX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography
        • Photography

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

        Original for the price of OEM

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        • No

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        5.0

        5 years and going strong

        By Canfran

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • 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):

          1) Today is 10-8-14. I sharpied BH 12-01-09 on my two batteries. I haven't seen a decline in power. I also bought 3 8gb Sandisk Extreme III memory cards when I bought the batteries. They're still good.
          2) I set my camera at raw, jpg, large, fine. My control panel says 279 shots (560 images total) Fast jpg continuous release. Supports built-in camera flash fine.
          3) I just now upgraded to a Sandisk Extreme 32gb. I mainly use ambient light. My 2nd-hand on-camera flash eats AA batteries. After 8 AA's and about 45 min of constant shooting including continuous speed this runs sluggish.
          4) I use a Nikon Quick Charger MH-18a. I don't find it particularly fast. At least an hour(?)
          5) I'm buying: another battery, card reader and dual battery charge to support the 32gb memory card.
          6) It will be interesting to compare a brand new battery with my 5 year batteries. I'll let you know.

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          5.0

          Very good product

          By ridgerunner

          from Waxahachie Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

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

          Holds a charge and last a long time

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          • No

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          5.0

          Backup Battery for Extended Shooting

          By dlmills.smugmug.

          from Central Utah

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Up
            • Cold Weather
            • Travel

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

            A must have backup for extended shooting and particularly, cold weather shooting.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great battery

            By Nikon fan

            from Charlotte NC

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

            Long lasting life.

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            5.0

            Great Battery

            By Rhuggins

            from Texas

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

            Nikon battery last a long time.

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            5.0

            Happy to find OEM battery

            By Turtle

            from Fulton, IL

            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
              • Travel

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

              Inherited a Nikon D200, discovered the battery was dead & used a proprietary charger. Found a charger on this site too so ordered an extra battery. Glad to find an OEM as reviews warned against buying an off brand due to lack of quality & danger of damaging the camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              EN EL3e battery

              By LT

              from Wichita KS

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography

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

                Well its a battery, it stores energy for later use in the camera. The shape is exactly proper for fitting in the camera, thankfully, the bland matte grey finish is utilitarian and not especially asthetic. Overall I would say...
                Its a battery.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Battery

                By Mick

                from Salisbury, MD

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography

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

                  Do not be tempted by third party products. Get the original and you won't be disappointed.

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                  5.0

                  Great Valve

                  By ray

                  from tampa

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography
                    • Photography
                    • Portrait Photography

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

                    i use these batteries in my nikon d300s for wedding & haven't had to replace a battery during the shooting. B&H the best for this product & any other equip you are looking for.

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                    5.0

                    OEM replacement part

                    By Rod

                    from Edison, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfort Of Brand Name
                    • Easy to Install
                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up

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

                      as backup for my other two batteries in case one fails. It seems the specs are better than the generic units

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent!

                      By FL DOC

                      from Pensacola, FL

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

                      This battery holds a charge for a long time on my D300s. The cheaper batteries are not as reliable.

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                      5.0

                      The best you can buy

                      By A. D. GoPro

                      from FL, USA

                      About Me 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

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

                        This is my third time to buy this kind of battery and have never been failed. It supplies steady and dependable power for my cameras. I recommend this original battery, even though it is a bit expensive than those made in China.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Rechargeable lithium ion battery

                        By Kimack

                        from Camden. Maine

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

                        I needed another battery as a back up for my Nikon D90. I checked the B & H catalogue where two were offered. I checked the one in my camera and ordered a duplicate. Of the two shown one was from Nikon and the other from another manufacture but at half the Nikon price. I stayed with the Nikon and am very pleased but now wonder as the alternative make was identical whether I wasted mb money. Te and reliability will tell.

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                        3.0

                        It's a battery.

                        By Scarygary46

                        from Pottsville, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Portrait Photography
                          • Travel

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

                          Hard to get excited about a battery. Give me a year two and let's see how well it lasts. I mean it didn't jump up and do the dishes or vacuum the living room . . . It's a battery!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          EN-EL3e Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

                          By garyfmt

                          from Fremont

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography

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

                            I use the battery for my D700 and D300s every week.
                            THe battery did hold the power.
                            Work as I expected.

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                            • No

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