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

(based on 715 reviews)

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    (179)

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    (44)

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    (12)

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    (28)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (231)
  • Durable (183)
  • Compact (117)
  • Lightweight (75)
  • Good value (66)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Loses charge over time (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (186)
  • Landscape/scenery (162)
  • Family photos (152)
  • Sports/action (131)
  • Wildlife photos (131)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (256), Semi-pro photographer (169), Pro photographer (108), Casual photographer (35), Photography student (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (533), 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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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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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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        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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                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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                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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                    1.0

                    One of two went bad within 3 months

                    By Dan

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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

                    One of the two En-El15 batteries went bad after little use within 4 months. I don't think I will purchase Watson again. Their return and replacement service worked fine, however.

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                    4.0

                    Good option for less money

                    By Eric Killian

                    from Richmond, VA

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

                    I got this instead of a Nikon brand battery to save money, and so far, I am pleased with it.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent back up.

                    By David

                    from Sutton,Massachusetts

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Works just as the Nikon EN-EL15.It's actually a bit stronger than the Nikon. A perfect companion.I never go on a shoot without a spare battery.

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                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Good Alternative as a backup battery

                        By NikonCamGuy

                        from Souderton, PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cheaper Alternative

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup Battery

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

                          * I use it only as an emergency backup should I run our of juice on my Nikon OEM battery.
                          * A cheaper alternative to Nikon OEM battery - not sure if I can comment on relative performance as its hard to measure.

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                          5.0

                          d7200 battery (generic)

                          By cumando360

                          from elmont, new york

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            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):

                            same purpose as the brand name battery....i always get extra batteries...always prepared

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Awesome

                            By Ned

                            from NH

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

                            Battery works great. Nothing else to say.

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                            5.0

                            Battery

                            By Luis s.

                            from Elmont,ny

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

                            Always prepared to have extra batteries...

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                            1.0

                            Completely Dead After Less than 6 Months!!!

                            By AzPhoto

                            from ARIZONA (AZ)

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

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

                            I've only owned this battery with my Nikon D810 for about 6 months and I've barely used it or charged it and it's already completely dead! Nothing at all happens when I put it in my camera and when placed on the charger it begins to rapidly blink indicating a bad battery. It was only charged and used a few times! I've never ever had an issue when using OEM parts so I will be sticking to manufacture from now on.

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                            5.0

                            Good value!

                            By JT

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video

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

                              Bought 2 of these for the battery pack. I am very satisfied. They seem to be just as good as the Nikon batteries, but for less money!

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