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NikonEN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh)
 
4.7

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (92)
  • Easy to install (88)
  • Solid construction (83)
  • Fast charge (78)
  • Long-lasting (74)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (10)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Loses charge quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (83)
  • Back-up (70)
  • Travel (60)
  • Photography (31)
  • Portrait photography (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (54), Casual photographer (32), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (98), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Glad to have a backup battery!

Glad to finally have a backup battery! Didn't know if they'd be in stock any time soon, but it was worth the wait. Very useful to have a spare while on the go...Read complete review

Glad to finally have a backup battery! Didn't know if they'd be in stock any time soon, but it was worth the wait. Very useful to have a spare while on the go instead of having to pack the charger and cable.

Decent recharge time and the charge lasts long enough to get me through my travels.

The only Con I think of think of (other than the price tag) is that it doesn't come in case but with a simple slip-on (or accidentally fall-off) cap. Expected this since that's how Nikon's slim batteries have been lately... but I like the ones that my 8800 take since they come with a clip-close case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Battery

It's just a battery. I used it on a recent trip to Egypt. It worked fine. I hope it keeps working for a long time. Too soon to tell. Can't give it...Read complete review

It's just a battery. I used it on a recent trip to Egypt. It worked fine. I hope it keeps working for a long time. Too soon to tell. Can't give it 5 stars because I don't know longevity.
It's use,however, has not noticably improved my photography.

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5.0

Spare Battery

By Greg

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

Bought this as spare for my Nikon AW110. Works great!

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5.0

B&H Has My Replacement

By David Forester

from Westerly, RI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

    I have two older cameras that use this battery and had to replace the one in my oldest camera after 5 years. The camera sat for a long time without use and the battery died. B&H had the replacement through their search engine. I am happy to have a new battery thanks to B&H.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Oem replacment

    By Niterider

    from Denver Co.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

      Why spend extra money on a name brand camera then skimp on a few dollars when buying batteries.
      1-mite ruin camera and or charger.
      2-start fire.
      3-explode and hurt someone.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Buy!

      By JD

      from AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

      Excellent power storage, charges fast, maintains charge in temperature extremes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Backup Battery for Nikon Camera

      By Grace

      from Wichita, KS

      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-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

        The EN-EL Battery recharged quickly and made my camera readily available for picture shooting while my neighbor's tree trimming service was taking off limbs off a tree uncomfortably close to the front of my home. One limb did hit the porch roof of my house, but fortunately there was no damage. I was ready with my camera to photograph any damage for insurance collection purposes.
        I would like to take photos for my own enjoyment while on road trips. Having a backup battery at those times will make the picture taking experience more enjoyable just knowing I can switch batteries quickly if necessary.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works great

        By kranch

        from Iowa

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

          Works great
          Works as described

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Long life

          By Steve M.

          from Macomb, Michigan

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Slow Recharge

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

          Battery has a long life. You can take a heck of a lot pictures before it needs charging.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nikon batteries for Nikon cameras and equipment

          By Tom

          from Orlando, Florida

          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
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

            I have been using Nikon cameras since the days of Nikon F, and on into the digital age where batteries take a real endurance test. Through the years, I've learned, from the misfortune of others, that the only correct battery to use in a Nikon camera is a Nikon battery. I've read and heard reports of overheat and other problems from "clone" batteries which caused irreparable damage to expensive cameras, so I've been a purist for Nikon for all these years. Nikon makes one of the most trusted cameras in the world as well as its corresponding accessories, including batteries. I've never had to replace a Nikon battery due to defect even after long years of use in private and commercial photography. Keep up the good work and I'll keep using Nikon.

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            • No

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            4.0

            back up battery

            By Don in AZ

            from Gilbert, AZ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Recharge

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

              I purchased this as a back up battery for my camera. So far it meets my expectations.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The genuine Nikon product

              By Jonathan

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Genuine Nikon Product

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                  This is the real Nikon product. I had originally ordered the same battery from a vendor on @, but the battery that they shipped me was probably a fake. It came in a plain white box, and the date code and other markings just didn't look right. This battery from B&H came in a real Nikon box, with Nikon documentation. Plus the date code matched the format that I expected.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Have a Backup Battery

                  By Kathi

                  from East Petersburg, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                    Have had a Nikon Coolpix AW100 for several years. Seems like the current battery would give out just when we needed it most. Figure a second battery should do the trick.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Reliable Backup

                    By Scud1

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up

                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                      This is for my carry around camera, so the camera can sit for weeks without taking a shot. I bought the EN-EL12 Rechargeable Battery because I was tired of needing my camera and finding the battery low or dead. With this battery I can ensure I always have a fully charged battery ready to capture the moment. The battery charged up fine and is holding the charge...so everything I was expecting.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      One is Never Enough

                      By Skye

                      from Northern Michigan

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography

                        Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                        An indispensable component of photography, it's best to have at least two batteries, so your camera never runs out of power. Keep one charged so you can quickly change batteries when the one in the camera needs charging. I have two of these, and will likely purchase two more, as they're relatively small. The more shooting you do, especially video, the more quickly the battery gets depleted. All camera batteries, in my experience, take a few hours to recharge, so it's critical to have more than one. Also, for best results, I always buy Nikon brand batteries for my Nikon cameras.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Powerful battery

                        By Little Vern

                        from Crystal River, Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Digital Photography
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                          Using only the manufactures brand of battery pays off. Never worry about running out of power.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          WOW!

                          By Bubba

                          from Shreveport, LA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                            It does what it's suppose to do!!! Power my camera

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Batteries are worth what you pay

                            By Climbing Shot

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Premium Price

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                            We all buy the "copy" or "off-brand" items occasionally. But camera batteries are not the time to skimp. If you want a solid, reliable battery for a piece of technical hardware I strongly recommend "buying up" for the OEM.

                            These batts have taken several cycles already and will probably last another two years of hard use. Why take a chance when you need the camera to work?

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does the job great!

                            By The Dad

                            from Pretoria, South Africa

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                              These camera batteries were bought to have pre-charged batteries on standby as we travel. They really have come in handy!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              only Nikon

                              By Jay

                              from Atlanta

                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                              fast and easy to get. I only trust Nikon batteries. They do seem to hold charges better and last longer.

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                              5.0

                              Useful addition for my Nikon Coolpix

                              By judy the traveler

                              from avon, ct

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                                I bought a second battery just in case and was glad I did. I was in Mexico relying on solar energy for charging my battery and although the original battery lasted quite a while, I did require a second battery and was glad that I had invested in one.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I will stick with Nikon batteries

                                By tunie

                                from Raleigh, NC

                                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-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh):

                                  I had recently purchased a "generic" battery for my Nikon camera - it didn't hold a charge and wasn't worth the money. After that, I purchased this Nikon battery - works great! I should have bought it in the first place - the cost was really only slightly higher, but definitely worth it.

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                                  • No

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