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WatsonEN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh)
 
4.4

(based on 724 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (457)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (179)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (232)
  • Durable (184)
  • Compact (117)
  • Lightweight (75)
  • Good value (66)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Loses charge over time (3)
  • Not nikon (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (186)
  • Landscape/scenery (162)
  • Family photos (152)
  • Sports/action (131)
  • Wildlife photos (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (257), Semi-pro photographer (171), Pro photographer (109), Casual photographer (35), Photography student (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (537), Yes (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Still strong after 1 year

Great performance with the D7100. After 1 year, and tens of thousands of shots. This battery still performs like new after 1 year. This week I got over 930 shots on one full...Read complete review

Great performance with the D7100. After 1 year, and tens of thousands of shots. This battery still performs like new after 1 year. This week I got over 930 shots on one full charge shooting RAW, and a lot of 1080p video. The OEM Nikon Battery of same age and usage gets over 1500 shot on one charge after 1 year. Not bad at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Compatibility?

Worked great in the camera body, but wouldn't work in the Nikon Battery Grip after the camera was turned off and back on. Reported no power even though fully charged, and the camera...Read complete review

Worked great in the camera body, but wouldn't work in the Nikon Battery Grip after the camera was turned off and back on. Reported no power even though fully charged, and the camera wouldn't switch to the camera body battery. Had to remove the Pearstone battery to get it working again. The OEM battery works flawlessly in the grip and body.

Other than that, there was no decernable difference between it and the OEM battery from Nikon.

B&H was good enough to RMA the battery, we'll see if its a faulty battery or a faulty product.

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5.0

Works as Well as the Nikon Battery

By PhotoBill

from Venice, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

No need to spend for the original battery this one works just as well with added savings.

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2.0

I bought two of these new. One will only charge to 75%...

By ChongLi

from Chicago, IL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

I have not had good luck with Watson. I have a charger which fries two Nikon OEM batteries and now a sub par replacement for the EL-15. Back to OEM Nikon. Watson has cost me more in replacements than any savings I originally had.

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5.0

Awesome quality

By Frank

from New Jersey

Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

These batteries are amazing. The battery life is remarkable and for a fraction of the cost as others. Definitely a must have and never a bad idea to have a few!

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5.0

Extra Battery

By JR

from Vail, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

This was a free add on to my D750. Works fine.

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5.0

Excellent

By Nick

from Seattle, WA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Not Nikon

Best Uses

    Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

    Personally, I prefer to stick with the original, Nikon-brand batteries, but this was included free with my D810. This is an excellent battery and works perfectly. It is obviously much cheaper than the Nikon battery. If you need an extra battery and don't want to pay the additional money for the comfort of using an original Nikon battery, get this. These are the best third party batteries available.

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    • No

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    1.0

    Wouldn't buy again

    By Megan

    from Chicago IL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

    Purchased two of these at one time, one failed within the first wedding I shot. The second battery has been in use for about 9 months and only holds a charge for about an hour and a half approximately 100 images. I'm going back to OEM.

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    1.0

    Won't Hold Full Charge

    By CC1

    from Raleigh NC USA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • won't hold full charge

      Best Uses

        Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

        I understand why B&H was giving these away for free with the purchase of D810 bodies--they don't work. More specifically, they don't hold a full charge, no matter how long they are in the charger. I would never pack one of these for any location work. Buy the Nikon EN-EL15 instead.

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        5.0

        Good alternative

        By TheDaveL

        from Lutz, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

        I've had several Watson batteries in the past (two different models), and all have been great. They are a worthy alternative to OEM.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Dont Waste your money buy the NIKON

        By The Red Devil

        from Phoenix AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

        This battery came free with my D610. Worked once, But after that simply refused to work, even after full charge, I put in camera the camera does not get turned on.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Not compatible with Nikon D500 camera

        By Samy

        from Gilroy, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Costs Less

        Cons

        • Incompatible On D500

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

          Only the Nikon EN-EL15 can be used in the Nikon D500 camera. Put the Watson battery into the camera and the display does not come on and the battery indicator shows a dead battery as being the problem.

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          1.0

          Not for use in D500

          By mickklasss

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not For D500

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

              This battery will not work in a Nikon D500. It discharges very, very quickly.

              Nikon has changed the battery in the D500 to

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              • No

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              5.0

              I a have ordered three of these!

              By Gerald

              from Chino Hills, Ca

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

              Great camera battery for high end cameras

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              • No

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              4.0

              Does not work in the Nikon D500!

              By jimdad

              from tampa, fl

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                  This battery works perfectly in the Nikon D7100 and the D810, but does NOT work in the D500 camera

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  A camera battery should work MUCH longer than this one did

                  By MFC

                  from Front Royal, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                  Battery that came with my Nikon 7100 was this one. On the back of the battery pack it says,"B-3410 Rechargeable battery pack. Watson. Replaces Nikon EN-EL15. Made in China. The second battery, which I purchased, was the Nikon brand. They are both 8 months old. The Nikon brand works fine. The so called replacement doesn't. When it's put in the charger, it blinks about 26 times and then the light stays steady as if the charging is complete. i've had it in the charger for 6 hours. But, when I insert it in the camera, it hasn't charged AT ALL.

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                  4.0

                  Good battery!

                  By Nima

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                      To run my camera! :)

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Bad deal

                      By Paulo V

                      from Foreign

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                      Bought Watson instead of the original Nikon for saving US$13,05 in each, but one of them doesn't charge. So, instead of saving US$13,05, I lost US$34,95. Bad deal.

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                      5.0

                      Won't work in Nikon D500

                      By Photobug

                      from Atlanta, ga

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                      Just received my D500 and popped in a Watson En-EL15 battery. Won't work. Have two other non Nikon batteries and they won't work. A friend has an aftermarket EN-EL15 battery and it won't work in a D500 either. Appears if Nikon is squeezing the competition. My Watson works great in a D7200 and D800e.

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                      1.0

                      not a helpful accessory

                      By FP

                      from Boston MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                      Not much can go wrong with a new battery except 'it wont take a charge' and thus 'wont work'. I was attracted to this item mostly for its somewhat more robust power than the official Nikon battery, not to mention is is a bit cheaper. I suppose I was just unlucky and trust a replacement will function fine. B&H of course is flawless in return, so no problem with this exchange currently in progress.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Non Brand Battery

                      By LarryHoya

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                          It functions as desired.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Beware, some issues

                          By G Escobar

                          from Monterrey Mexico

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Dont Match Terminals

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Watson EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V, 2000mAh):

                          Watson battery does not work inside a vello BG-N11. Only works in d7200 camera body.

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                          • No

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