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WatsonEN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh)
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • Durable (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (4)
    • Video (3)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    Second one works fine

    First battery was defective. It would not power Nikon D4 after camera was off for a long time. Had to remove & re-insert battery to power camera. It would then work OK...Read complete review

    First battery was defective. It would not power Nikon D4 after camera was off for a long time. Had to remove & re-insert battery to power camera. It would then work OK even if power was turned off for a short time. B&H quickly replaced this with new Watson battery without questions or cost. Replacement battery seems to be working great.

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    Good Inexpensive Alternative

    This is the first off-brand battery I have ever tried and so far I am happy with it. In the first few tries out(3), it has worked flawlessly with the camera, has...Read complete review

    This is the first off-brand battery I have ever tried and so far I am happy with it. In the first few tries out(3), it has worked flawlessly with the camera, has held a good charge and hasn't taken any longer to recharge than the Nikon batteries.

    It does not, however, seem to work with the recalibration on the Nikon charger.

    I will be curious to see how long it actually continues to work.

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By thekurgan

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compatibility

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

        This is a 5 star unit as it is fully compatible with the D4s. I've taken several hundred shots and it's still 75% of its capacity rating. Charging is no issue. 4 stars as I'm unsure about the recalibration ability. I'm yet to try this feature, but several reviews point that this may not be possible with this unit. I'll update the review once I've done a recalibration.

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        5.0

        Works as desired

        By SWATBoss

        from Panama City Beach, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

              Seems to be holding a charge like a genuine Nikon battery. This is my first non-Nikon battery purchase and was a little skeptical, but all seems to be fine with it.

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              5.0

              Works as advertised

              By Mark

              from Dallas TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                  I needed some backup batteries for dog agility shows it seems to work just fine.

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                  5.0

                  GOOD BACK-UP BATTERIES

                  By Number 1 DP

                  from Central Oregon Coast

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Long lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                      I bought these as extra back-up batteries for my Nikon D4, especially when using it to shoot movies. They work great and seem to last as long as the Nikon batteries but they're much less expensive.

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                      5.0

                      What the Nikon Battery should have been

                      By Rich

                      from Boston

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                        No issues at all - much better capacity than the Nikon battery and much cheaper. Nikon has to comply with more restrictive regulations about LiOn batteries in Japan, so it really isn't Nikon's fault - but why spend more for less.

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                        5.0

                        EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V,

                        By KevinA

                        from Philadelphia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                              Bought for my D4, needed in a hurry. It got to my house and I charged it in 2 days. Can't go wrong with B & H , They are the best !!

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                              3.0

                              Good Inexpensive Alternative

                              By Aperture

                              from Philadelphia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                    This is the first off-brand battery I have ever tried and so far I am happy with it. In the first few tries out(3), it has worked flawlessly with the camera, has held a good charge and hasn't taken any longer to recharge than the Nikon batteries.

                                    It does not, however, seem to work with the recalibration on the Nikon charger.

                                    I will be curious to see how long it actually continues to work.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Second one works fine

                                    By PeterG

                                    from Santa Rosa, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cheaper Than Nikon's

                                    Cons

                                    • 1st Battery Defective

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                    First battery was defective. It would not power Nikon D4 after camera was off for a long time. Had to remove & re-insert battery to power camera. It would then work OK even if power was turned off for a short time. B&H quickly replaced this with new Watson battery without questions or cost. Replacement battery seems to be working great.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good for the price.

                                    By Fahad

                                    from D.C.

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                          It lasts normal, but takes way longer to fully charge.

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again and again

                                          By fotojuanmanuel

                                          from DC

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Good Audio Quality
                                          • Good Video Quality
                                          • Great Picture Quality
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                            It is the more best battery, the more power

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Good deal

                                            By BK72

                                            from Utah

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Good Value
                                            • Long-Lasting
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                            • Takes Too Long To Charge

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Back-Up
                                            • Professional Cameras

                                            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                            Does the same job as the much more expensive Nikon version of the battery ...

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                                            4.0

                                            Great little battery

                                            By Big Red Dog

                                            from Aspen, CO

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Charges Quickly
                                            • Good Value
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Back-Up
                                              • Professional Cameras

                                              Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                              Great little battery.

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                                              • No

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