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

(based on 706 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (450)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (177)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (229)
  • Durable (180)
  • Compact (115)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Good value (66)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (185)
  • Landscape/scenery (161)
  • Family photos (151)
  • Sports/action (130)
  • Wildlife photos (130)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (253), Semi-pro photographer (166), Pro photographer (107), Casual photographer (35), Photography student (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (524), 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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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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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      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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                • No

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                5.0

                Just as good as the Nikon battery!

                By TomThePhotographer

                from New Jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holds Charge All Day

                Cons

                • None So Far

                Best Uses

                • Battery Grip For D750

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

                I use it in the battery grip for the D750. Held charge all day. When I use the rechargable AA batteries I usually have to change them at some point. Very good so far.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Time will tell

                By kimww

                from IN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    The battery charged up just fine. Time will tell if it's as good as the other Watson batteries I own. I have no doubt it will hold up to what I need it for. POWER for my Nikon D750. A value item compared to the name brand, that's for sure.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Power Up!

                    By Bgrapes

                    from NYC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

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

                      This battery works with my D7100 and D750. Its great not to have to buy spares because I already have them.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Watch Out for Duds

                      By Electropickle

                      from Central USA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheaper Than Nikon Batt

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Hold 100 Charge

                      Best Uses

                      • Spare

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

                      My camera data showed this battery to be only 75% charged before AND after putting it in the recharger. B&H promptly sent a replacement and told me to keep the defective battery (perhaps other customers also reported duds). The replacement they sent holds a 95% charge. Good enough. Now I sort of have two spare batteries for the price of one.

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      not what I expected

                      By Joli

                      from Lafayette, LA.

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

                      When I got it out of the package I charged it fully. Threw it in my bag a month later I finally need to use it expecting it to be fully charged. It was completely dead no power at all. I don't know if it's because it's an off brand and not the brand that comes with a camera I've never had this happen before but I've always used the name brand batteries.

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                      5.0

                      Nice

                      By Kelly

                      from Missouti

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

                      It's a good size and fits my camera bag easily.

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                      5.0

                      Super recommended.

                      By Rama

                      from Maceio, Brasil

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          A mandatory item in my bag to travel. Nice charge duration and lightweight. No cons. Good value.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It does what it is supposed to do

                          By LK

                          from Natick, MA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              I have only owned this battery for a couple of weeks. I don't think I can write a fair review until I have used it a lot more. I will be coming back to edit this review at a latter day.

                              The battery was part of a kit I got when I ordered a new camera.

                              So far I'm giving it 5 stars, because it has done what it is supposed to be doing.

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                              • Yes

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                              1.0

                              I would never buy this product again

                              By Cybervix

                              from Edmonton, Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Cheaper Than The Nikon

                              Cons

                              • Low Quality Doesn't Last

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos

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

                              After less than 18 months it will no longer charge completely or even keep a charge for long.
                              In the meantime, my primary battery (Nikon), is still going strong.
                              Don't buy this battery, get the Nikon battery instead.

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                              • No

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