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NikonEN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Durable (23)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Good battery life (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (18)
    • Travel (17)
    • Macro photography (11)
    • Landscape photography (9)
    • Portraits (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (10), Professional (9), Enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lot's of convenient power

    This is the Mandatory battery for the D4 and works great on that camera even with power hungry GPS and WIFI accessories. It can optionally be used on the D800/E when using the...Read complete review

    This is the Mandatory battery for the D4 and works great on that camera even with power hungry GPS and WIFI accessories. It can optionally be used on the D800/E when using the MB-D12 grip. Battery life on the D800/E when running GPS and WIFI isn't the best. To maximize battery life the MB-D12 with this EN-EL18 is a great option. Lots of runtime. Far better than the EN-EL15 and better than AAs. Note that while the MB-D12 can accept this battery with the BL-5 battery chamber cover, most 3rd party grips cannot.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good battery/planned obsolescence

    Nikon makes great batteries along with a lot of other things. But unlike Nikon's usual MO, they are now evidently building in planned obsolescence. For this battery they moved the contacts to the...Read complete review

    Nikon makes great batteries along with a lot of other things. But unlike Nikon's usual MO, they are now evidently building in planned obsolescence. For this battery they moved the contacts to the other side so a D2, D3, D3x battery will not work with a D4. So if you carry an older body for back-up, you also have to carry extra batteries and and extra charger. It's shameful.

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    5.0

    Works as advertised

    By SportsPJ

    from Iowa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

      Needed a replacement battery for the D4 after 4+years of heavy use. Good battery.

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      5.0

      Great product and quick shipping

      By olive

      from Michigan

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

        Need an additional battery... and it was at my door in 2 days.. no rush delivery... just awesome service and delievery.

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        5.0

        Great battery

        By KatVT

        from Vermont

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

          Quick to charge, lasts me throughout an entire 8 hour wedding day. Great battery

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          5.0

          Spare Battery Helps

          By Michael

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

            Went on Vacation and a Spare Battery saved me from not taking anymore pictures. A must carry-on when Traveling . Glade I purchase an extra battery.

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            4.0

            nice for what it is

            By riptides

            from New York NY

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Macro Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

              used as an extra for the D4s

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              5.0

              Long lasting and well made

              By Larry

              from Springfield, Or.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Battery Life
              • Long Lasting Dependable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                I am buying a backup battery for my Nikon d4 so when I travel for a week at a time I will not have to take the large charger and cord along in my camera bag. The EN-EL18 batteries charge lasts a long time. I would only buy the Nikon product because they have never let me down. I have heard horror stories about off brand batteries that can damage your camera by overheating or shorting out.The negative is that Nikon changes type of batteries often with new models of cameras making the battery chargers and batteries obsolete.

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                5.0

                Nikon EN-EL18

                By DavidW

                from Orlando Florida

                About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                  Don't waste your money on less quality batteries. Nikon batteries are better and last longer and keep a longer charge.

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                  5.0

                  Lot's of convenient power

                  By Ted

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Battery Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                      This is the Mandatory battery for the D4 and works great on that camera even with power hungry GPS and WIFI accessories. It can optionally be used on the D800/E when using the MB-D12 grip. Battery life on the D800/E when running GPS and WIFI isn't the best. To maximize battery life the MB-D12 with this EN-EL18 is a great option. Lots of runtime. Far better than the EN-EL15 and better than AAs. Note that while the MB-D12 can accept this battery with the BL-5 battery chamber cover, most 3rd party grips cannot.

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                      5.0

                      nikon

                      By FOCer

                      from Irving, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Battery Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                        what can i say, genuine Nikon battery

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!!

                        By Robc

                        from Boston,ma

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Battery Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                            Works awesome, thousands photo shots per charge.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            The real thing

                            By dave

                            from Montana

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                Long life

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Long-lasting....but not a light-weight!

                                By Birdgal

                                from Roseville, CA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Bulky
                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                In the past, I have always bought 3-4 spare OEM (Nikon) batteries for my DSLR's. I decided to go with one spare this time, and this is it for the D4! So far, I have been impressed with how long the battery has lasted after the original charge. It is a large battery...at least double the size of the batteries used by my D200...and heavy, as well. It adds both size and weight to an already-heavy D4.

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                                4.0

                                Does what it's supposed to.

                                By AMoftheNorth

                                from Whitehorse, YT

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                  Gotta love these big batteries for use with my D4 as well as with my D800. Shame we can't still use the EN-EL4a as well. Hence the 4 starts. Will never get third party batteries though.

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                                  5.0

                                  Never a problem...

                                  By Gramps

                                  from Beachwood, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                      ...with original Nikon batteries!

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                                      4.0

                                      Does the job.....

                                      By Adrian the Mann

                                      from Adelaide, Australia

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                        If only i could get 2600 per charge I'd be over the moon.... Best so far is just over half that figure, this said I have done a firmware update, some interval timed shots, a fair amount of video and have been review images a fair bit... I will wait and see how it fairs once it is 'bedded' in...

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                                        5.0

                                        OEM insurance

                                        By Abe

                                        from Flushing

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use

                                          Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                          My motto is always OEM, use Original Equipment Manufacturer products to ensure best and reliable performance. This piece of technology is not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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                                          5.0

                                          Long Lasting Battery

                                          By Tony

                                          from Glen Ellyn, IL

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                            Even though the Nikon EN-EL 18 battery has outstanding performance you still need a spare battery in your camera bag. I've never had a problem with a Nikon battery, so I stay with a brand I trust.

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                                            5.0

                                            Good reason to buy OEM

                                            By Wolfhound

                                            from Spokane

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use

                                              Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                              Im a semi-pro photographer and spend a lot of time in cold climates photographing wildlife. I have a Nikon D2Xs, D300 and a D4, and every camera runs on Nikon batteries without issues no matter what the temp. I have (had) one Non-Nikon battery that let me down when it indicated a full charge, it even indicated it was calibrated, but when I had focusing issues I checked the voltage using a meter only to find the voltage was no where near where it needed to be.

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                                              5.0

                                              Excellent Battery

                                              By K1200kev

                                              from Bucks County, Pa

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use

                                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                                Great Battery, charges quickly and last a long time!

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                                                4.0

                                                Its a good battery

                                                By Captain

                                                from Bristow, VA

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Bulky

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape Photography
                                                • Macro Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about Nikon EN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery:

                                                Good battery but the battery with the size of a brick should last 3 times longer than how its current charge is lasting, cause i have D90 camera and the battery is half size of EL18 but still gives me more shots than this giant EL18, anyways i had no option so i bought this as backup .

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