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NikonEN-EL9a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 221 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (193)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (166)
  • Fast charge (156)
  • Long-lasting (151)
  • Easy to install (150)
  • Solid construction (131)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (161)
  • Back-up (149)
  • Travel (112)
  • Photography (62)
  • Portrait photography (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (96), Semi-pro photographer (47), Casual photographer (42), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), 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

 

I would buy this again

I use with a battery grip for my D40x. Have not had any problems with it. Holds a charge.

I use with a battery grip for my D40x. Have not had any problems with it. Holds a charge.

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4.0

Useful

By Mc

from Saint-Hyacinthe

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Fast Recharge
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Up

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

    I was happy to finally get a second battery for my Nikon.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    New battery just in time. for new kitten photos!

    By Redwine

    from North Texas

    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:

      Works great. Holds charge as specified.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Very good buy

      By Happy Purchurser

      from Grand Island Fl.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Fast Recharge
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        just as good as my original. Wood buy again if needed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I like this product so much.

        By Cathy

        from Utuado, PR

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Fast Recharge

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Thanks for sending my new rechargeable battery. It arrives just in time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

                    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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                              • 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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