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NikonEN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh)
 
4.9

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (167)
  • Reliable (157)
  • Fast charge (146)
  • Easy to install (128)
  • Good value (66)

Cons

  • Pricey (57)
  • Too bulky (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Takes too long to charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional cameras (120)
  • Primary battery (111)
  • Back-up (91)
  • Travel (74)
  • Digital photography (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (70), Semi-pro photographer (61), Photo enthusiast (41), Professional (17), Enthusiast (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, long-lasting battery

This battery will last a very long time. With heavy use, it will last a week or sometimes more. If it's sitting in my bag or with light use it can go...Read complete review

This battery will last a very long time. With heavy use, it will last a week or sometimes more. If it's sitting in my bag or with light use it can go 4-5 weeks without having to be charged. The battery charges quickly. I highly recommend this battery although the price tag is high, you will be thoroughly satisfied with this battery. I have two Nikon D3 bodies and have a total of only 3 batteries between the two, because this battery is so great. Be warned that the battery does not come with the battery chamber cover (Nikon BL-4 Battery Chamber Cover for Nikon D3). You will need to order that separately if you do not already have one. The battery chamber cover from my EN-EL4 battery that I used with my Nikon D2H will not fit on my D3 body. The good thing about the cover being separate is that if your camera takes a fall and cracks the battery chamber cover, you just need to replace the cover, not the whole battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

sudden death

at my shoot when i replaced EN-EL4a in my D3 it showed no charge at all
i have been using it for 1yr and a half
why has this happened? will nikon company...Read complete review

at my shoot when i replaced EN-EL4a in my D3 it showed no charge at all
i have been using it for 1yr and a half
why has this happened? will nikon company replace or compensate
here in INDIA i had purchased
please help me find the cause of this sudden death
thank you

Reviewed by 234 customers

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5.0

good to have back-up or a new battery to keep phototgraphing

By skb

from new orleans

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

      great battery-- stayed charged through 8 hours of photography.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Always reliable!

      By JP

      from San Francisco Bay area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

          Always reliable.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Power and more power

          By RickO

          from Brick, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

              Great battery. I'd never get a third party battery for my camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              If a product works great, why change.

              By Curt

              from Dillsburg, Pa

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery
              • Professional Cameras

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

              very dependable

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              • No

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              5.0

              EN-EL4a Rchargeable

              By Bobby

              from Blackstone, MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery
                • Professional Cameras
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                great store plenty of selections. love it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                buy a battery

                By francis

                from montreal, canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                  I am vert happy, delivry, quality
                  bh photo is good

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Mike

                  from Louisiana

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Good Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up
                    • Primary Battery

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                    Nikon batteries power a D3 and a D3S. They have lasted way longer than I every expected. One at Level Three - so I ordered two more.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great turnaround.

                    By Manny

                    from Bradenton Fl.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Primary Battery

                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                      Thanks for the great service when ordering my nikon replacement battery. As always fair price and quick turnaround time to keep my business moving forward.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

                      By KARL

                      from MIAMI BEACH FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Primary Battery
                          • Professional Cameras

                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                          B&H sent this battery expedited. It was fresh and helped me with my photographic commitments with my D3S. Products & service is what makes B&H the BEST!!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Battery!

                          By RC

                          from NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Charges Quickly
                          • Easy To Install
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Primary Battery
                          • Professional Cameras

                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                          Just the right battery!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Expensive, but Nikon reputation.

                          By Mike

                          from Courtenay, BC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back-Up
                              • Primary Battery
                              • Professional Cameras

                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                              I decided to pay the extra dollars for the genuine Nikon battery as I did not wish to have a shoot assignment let down for battery issues. I have read mixed reviews about aftermarket batteries, some good, some bad, so decided to play it safe. So far it is looking good.

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                              5.0

                              Nikon Quality

                              By Steve H

                              from Stouffville, Ontario

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Cameras

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                This battery has a good capacity, but it's always good to have a spare.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                One great battery

                                By ROD

                                from Central Montana

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Cameras

                                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                  Works great with my D-3 on these cold Montana winter days. Only battery I would consider for long lasting, cold weather performance!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A Must Have

                                  By Russ

                                  from Leesburg, Florida

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Primary Battery
                                    • Professional Cameras
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                    I've had a D3 since it first came out and I've tried alternatives to this battery. Bottom line: this is the battery that fits properly, charges fully, and gives you extended operating time.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Well

                                    By mattv87

                                    from Henderson, KY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Takes Too Long To Charge

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back-Up
                                    • Primary Battery
                                    • Professional Cameras
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                    Works well. Batteries are not something that I would buy off brand.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this again and recommend it

                                    By Walt

                                    from Virginia Beach, Va

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • Pricey

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back-Up
                                    • Primary Battery

                                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                    I am an active enthusiast and with 2 of these batteries I could shoot easily 3-5 days depending on how much I shoot. I have used other after market brands and their lifetime is 1/2 of the Nikon batteries. They take a charge quickly and hold the charge much longer.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Battery!

                                    By PBJ Studios

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back-Up
                                      • Primary Battery
                                      • Professional Cameras
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                      This battery works great! Fast recharge time. Last a long time.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Time to Replace Battery

                                      By Aiken Phorographer

                                      from Aiken, SC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Primary Battery

                                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                      Original two EN-EL4a batteries are 2009 vintage and close to end of life therefore getting new one ready for use. Thought about getting cheaper brand and they do work fine but they are lower than the 11.1v 2500mAh Nikon.

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                                      5.0

                                      another great product by Nikon

                                      By Banker1741

                                      from Davenport, IA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • It's Original

                                      Cons

                                      • Price

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Only One Use As A Battery

                                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                      It's a battery, it works as promoted and I am happy with it. I can't come up with any negative other than the hefty price tag.

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                                      5.0

                                      Like a car battery !

                                      By TheKude

                                      from Boise, ID

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional Camera

                                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                                          Bought my second EN-EL4a because after 7 years..the original is "only" showing 330 on the picture meter after a full charge...new , it was over 1200. The meter on the D2XS is very accurate so there's no question how many shots you have left on the battery.
                                          Unbelievably long lasting!

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