There is no new Nikon EN-EL15 battery recall


Several websites reported today about a Nikon EN-EL15 battery recall. Please note that this is an old recall from 2012 and Nikon Japan recently just updated their website with some additional information (reported here last month). Nikon USA was probably late with the translation and just recently updated their website here. As far as I know, nothing has changed in the recall, but you can still check your batteries here.


BTW, the new Nikon EN-EL15a battery is also compatible with older cameras - see the full list here.

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  • Delmar Mineard Jr

    Peter, thanks for the update on this item. You do an excellent job updating fact from rumors. Oh that is funny.

  • Brent Rawlings

    Where fact is fiction…

  • darkedgex

    So does the EN-EL15a perform better on older cameras (more shots/power)? Or…? It’s a bit underwhelming for its debut in the D7500 only being capable of 900-ish shots compared to the >1000 you got with an old EN-EL15 on a D7200.

    • Bob Thane

      I’m betting a big part of that difference comes from Bluetooth – CIPA tends to have all features on a camera activated for at least a portion of the test, so bluetooth would eat some of that battery life. The touch screen might also use more power, and CIPA tests with liveview on for parts.

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