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

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (77)
  • Easy to install (74)
  • Solid construction (68)
  • Fast charge (64)
  • Long-lasting (60)

Cons

  • Slow recharge (9)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Loses charge quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (67)
  • Back-up (57)
  • Travel (48)
  • Photography (26)
  • Portrait photography (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (45), Casual photographer (24), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), 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

Not a luxery but a requiement

By Mr. Rod

from Homosassa FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      When it comes to batteries, it is a must to have dependable name brand spare batteries.
      When you are taking a once in a life time shot and reach for the replacement battery, you have to have a reliable Nikon EN-EL12 battery for the Nikon S9500 camera.

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      5.0

      exactly what i needed

      By slappymoe

      from Louisville, ky

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Travel

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

        the perfect battery for my nikon camera. the manual for my camera strongly recommended using only nikon batteries, so i am confident this was the right choice for a backup.

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        4.0

        good product

        By conycony

        from paramus NJ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Photography

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

          I'll used as spare power for my camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Carry a Spare Battery

          By Mooseman of Milford

          from Milford. Pa

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

            I bought this battery as a spare when we travel. Recently we traveled to Florida and at Merritt Island NWR sure enough we needed it when the camera battery died.

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            5.0

            Nikon Rechargeable Battery

            By Jim 007

            from Upland, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slow Recharge

            Best Uses

            • Back Up

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

            I have a Nikon P300 that I carry around with me in my car. I keep it in case I see an interesting shot, or a vehicle collision, or an abusive cop, or if I come upon a UFO. I have never encountered the aforementioned scenarios, but if I do, I am ready.

            I have two EN-EL12 batteries always ready to go. I noticed that the first time I charged either it did take about 6 hours to get the battery charged.The batteries are excellent. The hold a charge for quite a few months when not in use.

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            5.0

            Use with my Nikon S8200 digital camera

            By Doberwoman

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Casual Photographer

            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 just got it and have not used it a ton, it fits my Nikon S8200 digital camera. It was partially charged already out of the box, my camera works just fine with it.

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              4.0

              Nice to have 2 Batteries

              By Photo Guy

              from Milwaukee WI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Fast Recharge

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Digital Photography
                • Photography

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

                I can keep shooting while another one is charging. Works good with the Nikon P330 I also bought the charger since I wanted to be able to charge and keep shooting.

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                4.0

                A battery

                By Charlie

                from Liberty Lake, WA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Bought this as a spare battery for my Coolpix P330

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                    5.0

                    fine battery

                    By masterj

                    from san jose ca

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    See all my reviews

                    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):

                      got 3 of them

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Better get 2

                      By Mike

                      from NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Loses Charge Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Travel

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

                        Good thing I got a spare they don't last very long. I'll be getting another next time I place a order.

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                        3.0

                        quite expensive

                        By lorenzob

                        from los altos, ca

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recharge

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Travel

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

                        get the Lenmar for the same Ah capacity and save money

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                        4.0

                        Much needed backup battery

                        By Peri

                        from Pflugerville, TX

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Slow Recharge

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Up
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Photography
                        • Travel

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

                        I've learned the hard way to always have a spare!

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                        5.0

                        Reliable battery good value.

                        By For the birds

                        from Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Recharge
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Up
                          • Digital Photography

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

                          Keep two on hand, one as a backup, but one seems adequate for most assignments. Prefer brand batteries to after markets. This one does the job and the price is very good.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it says it does

                          By TravelerPV

                          from Topeka, KS

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Recharge
                          • Reliable
                          • Solid Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Photography
                            • Travel

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

                            OEM battery was perfect. Worked great with the Nikon AW100, holds a charge. Buy OEM, not a knock off battery for cheap.

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                            5.0

                            Nikon Rechareable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12

                            By Steve

                            from Manhasset, NY

                            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):

                              Works perfectly, absolutely equal to the original battery. Holds a long charge, recharges easily while the camera (Nikon Coolpix S8100) is connected to the computer.

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                              4.0

                              Good but Not Good Enough

                              By Photo-Seeking Camera

                              from Middle Earth

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Slow Recharge

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up

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

                              Batteries carry a certain responsibility. They should be relatively long in charge and be dependable, as well as easily charged. This Nikon battery does hold a charge for approx. 200 shots & it is dependable within this time frame. It lacks in being able to charge quickly, and in my opinion, (for the money it cost) it should hold a charge for considerably loner in time. The issue becomes: what are the alternatives? Right now there are really none. So, if you want a certain camera, and it only takes this kind of battery, then you live with it.

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                              5.0

                              Nice little battery

                              By cajunpugmom

                              from New Orleans

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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

                                    Holds a charge well.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good capacity

                                    By epbob

                                    from El Paso

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long-Lasting
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography
                                      • Travel

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

                                      I recently took a four day bike ride in Cajun country and carried my Nikon S9300 with this battery in it. I took numerous pictures of the scenery as well as extended videos of good zydeco and Cajun bands and the resultant dancing. The battery handled the load well. I carried a spare battery each day but didn't have to use it. I purchased an aftermarket battery of the same type to use with a previous camera but the OEM lasts longer.

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                                      4.0

                                      Backup

                                      By hootie

                                      from dallas, tx

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            It is a good backup to the original battery. no issues

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                                            • Yes

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                                            3.0

                                            Short Battery Life

                                            By Marsha

                                            from Madison OH

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Install
                                            • Solid Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Loses Charge Quickly
                                            • Price
                                            • Slow Recharge

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I now have two of these batteries. I thought that by purchasing a Nikon battery that it would have a longer battery life. Not so! Unless there is something wrong with BOTH batteries, which are both new, I can only get about 100 pictures per battery. This leaves me stranded. It almost makes more sense to buy a THIRD battery unit. Ugh... digital cameras use a lot of power. I use this in NEW my Nikon Coolpix S6300.

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