The grip (or the new Nikon MB-N11 multi battery power pack with vertical grip)


Some additional information on the new Nikon MB-N11 multi-battery power pack with vertical grip (previously rumored here) that is now available for pre-order at Adorama | B&H | Park Camera | Calumet:

  • Compatible with the Nikon Z 6II and Z 7II cameras
  • Accepts two EN-EL15 batteries
  • Hot-swappable battery slot
  • Full-featured multi-battery power grip
  • Giving up to 1.9x (CIPA standard) more battery performance
  • Vertical shutter release, dials, and a customizable function button
  • Built-in USB-C port for constant power or to communicate with software or other equipment
  • Includes battery power level check for each battery
  • Socket for connectivity to a tripod
  • Optional Nikon EH-7P charging AC adapter available


Additional information from Nikon’s website:

For the portrait shooter who needs to shoot vertically, the landscape photographer recording lengthy time-lapse sequences and the sports photographer desiring a more balanced feel while using long lenses, the MB-N11 is the ideal accessory. Designed specifically for the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II mirrorless cameras, the MB-N11 is a Multi-Power Battery Pack with vertical shutter button, main and sub command dials, AF-ON button, sub selector and Fn buttons. Plus, when using two EN-EL 15c batteries, the MB-N11 provides 1.9x (CIPA standard). Increase in battery performance over an EN-EL 15c battery in the camera alone. And the batteries are hot-swappable, meaning you won’t have to stop shooting or recording to swap batteries!

The MB-N11 also features an improved grip and dust and drip protection like that of the rest of the Z series cameras. In addition to powering the camera, the MB-N11 features a USB-C connection which means you can power the batteries from a portable charger or AC power supply, even while connected to a computer. Or charge the batteries within the grip via USB when you’re not using the camera.

The MB-N11 is powered by two EN-EL 15 series rechargeable Li-ion batteries and can accept EN-EL 15, EN-EL 15a, EN-EL 15b and EN-EL 15c batteries. While the most performance increase will be seen using two EN-EL 15c batteries, you can use any combination of the batteries to power the unit. You can even use the MB-N11 with only one battery inserted—in either chamber A or B.

When the battery in chamber A is exhausted, the camera will switch to the battery in chamber B. The hot-swap system allows for replacement of the battery closest to the door (battery A) with no interruption to shooting as long as the battery in chamber B has enough power to keep the camera on.

Other features include battery power level check for each battery in the camera, a socket for connectivity to a tripod and the ability to use the optional EH-7P Charging AC Adapter to charge the EN-EL15c batteries while inserted into the unit, whether its attached to the camera or not.

Stills: Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with a NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens under the following test conditions: one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 sec.

Movies: Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with the camera at default settings and a NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).


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