New Nikon EN-EL18b battery to be announced soon, expect “surprises”


The Japanese website Nokishita reported on Twitter that Nikon will soon announce a new EN-EL18b battery. It is not clear which existing or new cameras will be compatible with this new battery, but the current EN-EL18a model is used in the top-of-the-line Nikon D5, D4s and D4 DSLRs.


Update #1: the new battery is already listed here.

Update #2: the EN-EL18b battery is already listed on Nikon Europe website. Still not clear why this new version was introduced.

Update #3: the new battery is scheduled to be released on March 10th.

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  • It is now available in the UK and it fits the D5, D4s, D4 and battery packs that take the EN-EL18.

    It is rated exactly the same as the NE-EL18a — so what are the changes?

    Perhaps even safer to fly with?

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