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NikonEN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Durable (24)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good battery life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Macro photography (11)
  • Landscape photography (9)
  • Portraits (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (10), Semi-professional (10), Professional (9), Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (44)

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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4.0

Good Purchase for a Backup

By BZP

from Schenectady, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dependable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Even though the EN-EL18 is not the newest battery for the Nikon D4S, it works just fine. While I wouldn't use it as my first battery, it provides peace of mind as a second or third backup. That works for me, considering the lower price.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works fine, but would get the EN-EL-18A next time

      By Brian

      from Boston

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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

      Battery works as expected in the D4. For $20 more you can get the EN-EL18a with increased capacity. Much better buy.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Product from Nikon

      By JCBPhotos

      from San Rafael, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Works as expected and will last for as long as you own your camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great!

          By NewImage

          from Newington CT

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Back Up Battery

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

          Charges quick. Works as it should.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Ready for the field

          By Browndog1ne

          from Juneau, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            Having backup batteries is essential in the filed when you don't have a means to recharge!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Extra Battery

            By Bill Mc

            from Nashville

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Bought this for a back up, I am impressed how long these batteries last!

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                • No

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                5.0

                The product that seems to last forever

                By Jim

                from Madison, Wi

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  As usual I received this product in a very short time. My experience with Nikon products has been excellent and B & H always has them in stock. As a professional I need there best and this battery is that. It seems to last forever and keeps my D4 firing shots right to the end of the charge. As usual, Nikon and B & H give me exactly what I need to provide the best to my clients.

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                  • No

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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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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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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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                            • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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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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                                    • No

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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
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • 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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                                              • No

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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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