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NikonEN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 217 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (3)

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    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (164)
  • Fast charge (152)
  • Long-lasting (149)
  • Easy to install (146)
  • Solid construction (130)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (159)
  • Back-up (146)
  • Travel (110)
  • Photography (59)
  • Portrait photography (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (93), Semi-pro photographer (47), Casual photographer (42), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113), 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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5.0

Second Time Charm

By JCC

from Washington, DC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Up

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

    The first battery sent was dead, but B&H return/replacement process was flawless. The replacement battery works fine.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Fran

    from Buenos Aires

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

    Great product! Works perfectly with the D60 model.

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    5.0

    Would buy from B&H over and over again

    By Farmer in the Del

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recharge
    • Long-Lasting
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Digital Photography

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

      Great battery at a great price! :)

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best nikon battery!

      By Dinmenz

      from Elmhurst NY

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

      I have my nikon d5000 since dec 2009. I was looking for extra battery pack for this camera. On 2012,
      I bought on line replacement battery and it went down last dec2014. I ordered this unit before Christmas n I received it just in time for the new year celebration! Perfect nikon battery.

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      5.0

      Great

      By M

      from Nj

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

      Great product. Great service

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      5.0

      Battery works great! Shipping was fast!

      By GreekOperaCat

      from New Orleans, La

      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-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery:

        My Nikon D5000 started telling me, despite the fact that all I had was the battery it came with, that I needed to use an official Nikon battery. Apparently that is Nikon's way of saying you need to buy a new battery. Mine was 5 years old, so it had done well. This new battery fixed the problem immediately and came with its own nifty little case.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nikon Quality Battery

        By Nikonuser

        from Yorktown, VA

        About Me Semi-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:

          Typical Nikon battery for the D5000. Plenty of power, fast recharge, reliable. Backed by brand name.

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          • No

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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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                  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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                      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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                            • No

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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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                                  • No

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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.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • 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......

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • 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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