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NikonEN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 210 reviews)

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    (184)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (160)
  • Fast charge (148)
  • Long-lasting (145)
  • Easy to install (143)
  • Solid construction (127)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (156)
  • Back-up (144)
  • Travel (109)
  • Photography (59)
  • Portrait photography (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (90), Semi-pro photographer (46), Casual photographer (42), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't buy knock-offs- Get the real thing

This is the new battery for the D5000 but it is also usable on the D40, which I have. All you have to do is upgrade your camera firmware and the battery works to...Read complete review

This is the new battery for the D5000 but it is also usable on the D40, which I have. All you have to do is upgrade your camera firmware and the battery works to its fullest potential, which adds about 10% capacity versus the old D40 battery, the EN-EL9. I made the mistake of buying a generic brand as a backup battery for my D40 before - don't do it. You may get lucky and get one that works well, but they're cheap, and often made poorly; if they fail, they can pose a safety hazard. If you have a nice DSLR just get the Nikon battery, and know that the very best hardware is being used, and not some piece of junk. Excellent battery, just as one would expect from Nikon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Annoyed customer

I had tested the battery before the function but at the very moment my camera froze with a message that the battery is not a recognized version (different wording but same meaning)and I...Read complete review

I had tested the battery before the function but at the very moment my camera froze with a message that the battery is not a recognized version (different wording but same meaning)and I ended losing a lot of good pictures. I bought two for my battery pack and now realize its a problem with the battery..

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4.0

Exactly what I ordered. Works.

By Ray

from Washington, DC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Fast Recharge
  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digital Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

    My camera is only a few years old, but already it is becoming non-trivial to find an extra battery. Nothing is wrong with the original, but I wanted a spare for an upcoming trip. The B&H web site said ships in 2-3 days; actually shipping took nearly a week. But the battery arrived in time for my trip, is a genuine Nikon product by all visible indications on the outside, and charges and holds a charge just as well as the original that came with my camera (unlike third party batteries).

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    • No

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    5.0

    replaces the EN-EL9 too

    By CogSciLibrarian

    from Triangle, NC

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

          I just ordered this to replace my EN-EL9 battery in the D40. I worried that this is a different model number - EL9a rather than EL9 - but the kind folks at B&H referred me to this post on the DPReview website indicating that the EN-EL9a and the EN-EL9 are essentially the same battery. (it's a matter of firmware for the D40, as I understand it).

          anyway, I am comfortable using this battery to replace my D40's EN-EL9 battery.

          And major kudos to B&H's Phil L, who researched this for me!

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          • No

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          5.0

          The real thing

          By Lisa Lisa

          from Minnesota

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

            I will only use the Nikon brand batteries for our classrooms' cameras. I have been sold knock-offs in the past, and they often fail to charge after about a year or so. These are reliable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Buy Branded Products

            By Mauricio

            from Minnesoda

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

              When I purchased my D5000 from another retailer, I bought a 2nd battery which was their house brand. Guess which one failed first? My original Nikon battery is still strong but the non-branded one gave it up.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent Battery

              By Beachbum George

              from Delaware

              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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                This is the standard battery that comes with Nikon's D5000. It has served me well.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nikon Battery's are the Best

                By Kit Kat

                from Richfield

                About Me Photography Student

                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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                  I noticed my off-brand battery wasn't holding a charge as well as my older Nikon battery. It's always good to have a spare camera battery when you're out on a photo shoot so I purchased another NIKON battery. Now I don't have to stop to change batteries so often.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Product and Great Service

                  By Lura

                  from New York

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Name I Can Trust
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                    As with all Nikon products this battery exceeds what I would hope for in a battery and is a great product.

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                    5.0

                    Dependable, long lasting power

                    By Art

                    from Stockbridge, GA

                    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
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                      Backup battery for my wife's D3000. Fast charge time and provides power for a long time.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Pedaltopia

                      from Guam

                      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
                        • Portrait Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                        It works very well. Nikon product works as expected and more.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very reliable

                        By Mark

                        from Helena, AL

                        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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                          Would never purchase an off brand for something as important as the battery. Holds a charge for a long time. Second one I own. Just shot over 2000 images and still have a full charge. Would definitely recommend.

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                          5.0

                          Nikon Quality

                          By kcphoto

                          from orlando, fl

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography

                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                            Bought a used D40 for the kids to use. Came with some 3rd party battery. Barely held a charge. Purchased 2 Nikon packs and as usual work without flaw. As a Nikon pro I knew the OEM cells would work exceptionally well.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            EN-EL9a rechargeable battery by Nikon

                            By Bob

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                              Only name brand Nikon works for me......

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Always Ready

                              By Kat

                              from Newport, NC

                              About Me Photography Student

                              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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                I have a Nikon D5000 and it is great to have a back up. The EN-EL9a battery gives me 3.5 to 4 hours of steady shot time. B&H offered me the best deal on this battery.

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Simply the best battery ever!

                                By Denise

                                from Lake Tahoe

                                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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                  I am a Location Scout for film and shoot with a Nikon D40X camera. After 3 years I am still using the same EN-EL9a battery that came with the camera. I finally bought another EN-EL9a for a back up. Not sure if I'll ever need to use it. This battery last for days. It's amazing! Thanks Nikon

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

                                  By camerajules

                                  from Two Rivers, Wisconsin

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photography

                                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                    So glad I bought it. Now when one battery is going out I can keep shooting and charging the dead one.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    good and reliable

                                    By bekka

                                    from pittsburgh, pa

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Affordable
                                    • 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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                      i use this battery for my nikon D5000 and it has a decent energy life with average recharge time. its as good as the battery that came with the camera.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      It is excellent!

                                      By GB

                                      from Pensacola, FL

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                        This was a back up for the battery I already have.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Would definitely purchase another one

                                        By Britt

                                        from Detroit, MI

                                        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

                                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                          This is the only website I'm using from now on to purchase anything for my camera.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Nikon Battery

                                          By Michael

                                          from Statesboro, GA

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Install
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Solid Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Digital Photography

                                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                            Product was easy to find and the description was accurate. Pricing was good and shipped out quickly.
                                            We have received it and it works.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Make sure you have two!

                                            By Meg the Photog

                                            from Orlando, FL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Install
                                            • Fast Recharge
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Back Up
                                              • Digital Photography

                                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

                                              I have 2 of these batteries for real estate photography and videography. Make sure you have two batteries if you're doing heavy shooting or a lot of video.

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                                              • No

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