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NikonEN-EL18 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
 
4.8

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (25)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • 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 (13), Semi-professional (10), Professional (9), Enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

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

Not very sexy...but it does what you need it to do.

By Nikon Bob

from Detroit, MI

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Nikon batteries rock.
      I have not had much success with 3rd party batteries. I see others rave about them and the associated savings. I wish I had the same experience. However, both times I have tried them, I have had them die very prematurely.
      I am still using one of the two Nikon batteries I bought in 2008 for my D3. This battery is a third going into rotation for my D4. I expect a D4s will shortly join the party and finally I will sell of he D3 and have a primary and backup camera that can share batteries.

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      • No

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      4.0

      No Worries

      By Bill Z

      from Schenectady, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

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

          I was a bit nervous about whether or not the EL18 would perform as well as the the EL18a batteries I use with Nikon D4S. No worries ... the EL18 works just fine and I have no complaints.

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          • No

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          5.0

          "I would buy this product again and again"

          By photo Edd

          from Corpus Christi, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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

          Nikon battery powers my D4 for many shots and lasts a long time

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          • No

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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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              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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                              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
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • 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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