The movie footage or number of shots that can be recorded with fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL14a (1230 mAh) batteries are given below.

  • Photographs, single-frame release mode (CIPA standard 1): Approximately 1550 shots
  • Movies: Approximately 75 minutes at 1080/60p 2

Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens under the following test conditions: lens cycled from infinity to minimum range and one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s; after photograph is taken, monitor is turned on for 4 s; tester waits for standby timer to expire after monitor is turned off; flash fired at full power once every other shot. Live view not used.

Measured at 23°C/73.4°F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with the camera at default settings and an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Individual movies can be up to 20 minutes in length or 4 GB in size; recording may end before these limits are reached if the camera temperature rises.

The following can reduce battery life:

  • Using the monitor
  • Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
  • Repeated autofocus operations
  • Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
  • Slow shutter speeds
  • Using camera Bluetooth features
  • Using the camera with optional accessories connected
  • Using VR (vibration reduction) mode with VR lenses
  • Repeatedly zooming in and out with an AF-P lens.

To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon EN-EL14a batteries:

  • Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce battery performance.
  • Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose their charge if left unused.