The movie footage or number of shots that can be recorded with a fully-charged EN‑EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery 1 is given below. Actual endurance varies with such factors as the condition of the battery, the interval between shots, and the options selected in the camera menus.

Photo Mode: Number of Shots 2

  • [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 390 shots

  • [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 470 shots

Movie Mode: Length of Footage 3

  • [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 115 minutes

  • [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 120 minutes

Actions such as the following can reduce battery endurance:

  • 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

  • Repeatedly zooming in and out

  • Taking pictures at low ambient temperatures

To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon EN‑EL15c 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‑EL15b/EN‑EL15a/EN‑EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN‑EL15c.

  2. Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standard. 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 s.

  3. Actual battery endurance as measured under conditions specified by CIPA. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with a NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens. 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.