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NikonEN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (24)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good battery life (6)

Cons

No 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 (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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

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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        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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            • 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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              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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                  • 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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                    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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                          • 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
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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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                                          • No

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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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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                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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