The approximate length of footage or number of shots that can be recorded with a fully-charged EN-EL15b 1 battery varies with the monitor mode. The figures for photographs 2 are as follows:

  • Viewfinder only: 330 shots (Z 7), 310 shots (Z 6)
  • Monitor only: 400 shots (Z 7), 380 shots (Z 6)

The figures for movies 3 are:

  • Viewfinder only: 85 minutes
  • Monitor only: 85 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

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.

EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used, but note that you may not be able to take as many pictures on a single charge. Endurance varies with the condition of the battery, the temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed.

CIPA standard. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with a NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens and a SONY QD-G64E memory card (data current as of July 2018) under the following test conditions: one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s.

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, and a SONY QD-G64E memory card (data current as of July 2018) under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Individual movies can be up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in length; recording may end before these limits are reached if the camera temperature rises.