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NikonEN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh)
 
4.8

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (219)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long-lasting (167)
  • Reliable (157)
  • Fast charge (146)
  • Easy to install (128)
  • Good value (66)

Cons

  • Pricey (57)
  • Too bulky (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Takes too long to charge (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional cameras (120)
  • Primary battery (111)
  • Back-up (91)
  • Travel (74)
  • Digital photography (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (70), Semi-pro photographer (61), Photo enthusiast (41), Professional (17), Enthusiast (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, long-lasting battery

This battery will last a very long time. With heavy use, it will last a week or sometimes more. If it's sitting in my bag or with light use it can go...Read complete review

This battery will last a very long time. With heavy use, it will last a week or sometimes more. If it's sitting in my bag or with light use it can go 4-5 weeks without having to be charged. The battery charges quickly. I highly recommend this battery although the price tag is high, you will be thoroughly satisfied with this battery. I have two Nikon D3 bodies and have a total of only 3 batteries between the two, because this battery is so great. Be warned that the battery does not come with the battery chamber cover (Nikon BL-4 Battery Chamber Cover for Nikon D3). You will need to order that separately if you do not already have one. The battery chamber cover from my EN-EL4 battery that I used with my Nikon D2H will not fit on my D3 body. The good thing about the cover being separate is that if your camera takes a fall and cracks the battery chamber cover, you just need to replace the cover, not the whole battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Battery will not recharge

This battery would not charge. I have tried to recharge it in the Nikon Quick Charger MH-22 and it will not take a charge. There is no problem with the charger, because...Read complete review

This battery would not charge. I have tried to recharge it in the Nikon Quick Charger MH-22 and it will not take a charge. There is no problem with the charger, because this is actually my third EN-EL4a battery, which is a backup for me. My other EN-EL4a charges fine, and it is about 4 years old since I purchased it.

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5.0

I will buy Nikon EN-EL4a batteries again.

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

purchased to replace two EN-EL4a batteries Nikon provided free as replacements for EN-EL4 which were possible fire hazards. I believe they date to 2009. I made sure to completely or nearly completly discharge them before immediately recharging. I believe this prolonged their life. Present shutter count is ~150,000.

 
5.0

Excellent Product, "Quality is Economy"

By Mike

from Iowa City, Iowa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

The original battery pack seems expensive. However, buying this from B&H you get the real thing. These packs are made in Japan, start to finish. My original D3 pack is starting to show it's age, it still works great but it is showing a 3 on its 0 to 4 life expectancy meter, so I decided to buy a new one. Beware of counterfeits on Ebay etc. B&H and others sell these packs for a reasonable price, anything dramatically cheaper is a fake.Quality is Economy, you won't be disappointed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Battery will not recharge

By Nikonman2017

from Westerly, Rhode Island

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

This battery would not charge. I have tried to recharge it in the Nikon Quick Charger MH-22 and it will not take a charge. There is no problem with the charger, because this is actually my third EN-EL4a battery, which is a backup for me. My other EN-EL4a charges fine, and it is about 4 years old since I purchased it.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'll buy again this

By Cesari

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

I'm Nikon user since 1970 in B&H I've found all the products, new and old . This battery for Nikon D3x is really perfect and resistant is my battery Number 9

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon is the only way to go....

By NEReviewer

from Northeast USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

I made the mistake of buying third party batteries, and having them fail terribly -- total waste of money!! Lesson learned, now I only buy Nikon batteries, and have never been disappointed in their quality.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Get What You Pay For!

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

It's a battery...
But NOT all batteries are the same!

You get what you pay for and that is certainly true with batteries, all kinds.
When I bought my Nikon D2X, I received an extra battery as part of the package.
Naturally, it was not a Nikon, and that battery only lasted half the time and started losing it holding way before the Nikon battery started to deteriorate with use and age.

I despise wasting money on third party batteries so I will continue to use the manufacturers.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I would buy again but this ones a lemon!

By Greg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

Must have gotten a lemon. Genuine Nikon but does not hold a charge. Barely made it through one basketball game.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only battery I would buy.

By Cal-c

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

There are many after market batteries on the market that will power your Nikon D3 for a lot less money. Many have used them with no problems and many have had serious problems and even a ruined camera. From what I have read it is the electronics in the battery. I for one will stick with the Nikon battery.

The battery is working as it should although I have not had the opportunity to put it to a full test.

(0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product.

By Hilliard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

This battery works very well. You better off with the original , it's plus and worth the money.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you can aford the equipment use the best.

By Rich.D

from Central New Jersey.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

If you can afford the Nikon equipment that uses this type of battery, then your shortchanging yourself not to use the best battery. I've always used Nikon cameras and will only use battery and accessories by Nikon when possible. I use (2) D3x and have (1) back up battery between them. Over the years they have never failed me. They hold their charge as expected within the working conditions.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon batteries work great

By JK

from Omaha

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

For some reason I prefer the Nikon batteries. The off-brand units work well also. However, in this case I went for an official Nikon unit.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great battery

By ziffleimaging

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

Nikon batteries long lasting, great quality. Never a problem.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Cannot charge

By Chu Lee

from Houston, TX

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

Have two of this batteries. each one cannot be charged after completely discharged. one was sent back to Nikon in 2012 for $10 re-chip. Nikon asked $70 for 2nd one re-chip last week. so just thru away.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good to have back-up or a new battery to keep phototgraphing

By skb

from new orleans

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

      great battery-- stayed charged through 8 hours of photography.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Always reliable!

      By JP

      from San Francisco Bay area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

          Always reliable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Power and more power

          By RickO

          from Brick, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

              Great battery. I'd never get a third party battery for my camera.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If a product works great, why change.

              By Curt

              from Dillsburg, Pa

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Primary Battery
              • Professional Cameras

              Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

              very dependable

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EN-EL4a Rchargeable

              By Bobby

              from Blackstone, MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Value
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Primary Battery
                • Professional Cameras
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                great store plenty of selections. love it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                buy a battery

                By francis

                from montreal, canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Cameras

                  Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                  I am vert happy, delivry, quality
                  bh photo is good

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Mike

                  from Louisiana

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Good Value
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up
                    • Primary Battery

                    Comments about Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (11.1v 2500mAh):

                    Nikon batteries power a D3 and a D3S. They have lasted way longer than I every expected. One at Level Three - so I ordered two more.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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