The movie footage or number of shots that can be recorded with a fully-charged EN‑EL15b (1900 mAh) rechargeable Li-ion battery is given below. 1 Actual endurance varies with such factors as the condition of the battery, the interval between shots, and the options selected in the camera menus.

  • Photographs, single-frame release mode: Approximately 2260 (CIPA standard 2)

  • Photographs, continuous release modes: Approximately 4570 (Nikon standard 3)

  • Movies: Approximately 95 minutes 4

Actions such as the following can reduce battery endurance:

  • Using the monitor, for example for live view photography

  • Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway

  • Repeated autofocus operations

  • Taking NEF (RAW) photographs

  • Slow shutter speeds

  • Using camera Wi‑Fi (wireless LAN) and 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

  • Taking pictures at low ambient temperatures

To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon EN‑EL15b 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.

  1. EN‑EL15a/EN‑EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be taken on a single charge with the EN‑EL15 than with an EN‑EL15b/EN‑EL15a.

  2. Lens cycled from infinity to minimum range and one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s. Live view not used. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with an AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Figures are for a 32 GB SanDisk SD UHS-II memory card (SDSDXPK-032G-JNJIP – 32GB, measured in September 2019).

  3. Image quality set to JPEG normal, image size set to large, shutter speed 1/250 s, focus cycled from infinity to minimum range three times after shutter-release button has been pressed halfway for 3 s; six shots are then taken in succession and monitor turned on for 5 s and then turned off; no operations performed until stand-by timer has expired. The cycle is then repeated. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with an AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens (VR off). Figures are for a 32 GB SanDisk SD UHS-II memory card (SDSDXPK-032G-JNJIP – 32GB, measured in September 2019).

  4. Actual battery endurance as measured under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with an AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Figures are for a 32 GB SanDisk SD UHS-II memory card (SDSDXPK-032G-JNJIP – 32GB, measured in September 2019). Measurement performed at default settings.

    • Each shot can be up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in length.

    • If camera temperature rises, recording may end before maximum length or size is reached.