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Anyone seen specs for the V2's EL21 battery?

kenuck

Burnaby, CA
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kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008
Fri 26-Oct-12 04:05 PM | edited Fri 26-Oct-12 06:18 PM by kenuck

Several people have said the new battery is smaller than the V1's EL15 but I can't find any specs on it, other than a rating of 310 shots on the V2 vs 350 shots on the V1. However the V2 would probably include some built-in flash usage so the results not really comparable.

Nikon's battery numbering system not really logical but they're generally higher voltage and/or Ah as the numbers increase EL12, 14, 15, 18 (J1's EL20 the exception)

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briantilley

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#1. "RE: Anyone seen specs for the V2's EL21 battery?" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Fri 26-Oct-12 09:47 PM

>Nikon's battery numbering system not really logical

Generally speaking, the numbering is chronological. Higher number = more recent introduction.

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kenuck

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#2. "RE: Anyone seen specs for the V2's EL21 battery?" | In response to Reply # 0

kenuck Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2008
Sat 27-Oct-12 09:20 PM | edited Sat 27-Oct-12 09:22 PM by kenuck

Well, to answer my own question, B&H now has them on sale.
7.2v 1485 mAh, so about 20% less Watt-hr capacity relative to the V1's EL15 battery.

Might need 2 spares...

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ericbowles

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#3. "RE: Anyone seen specs for the V2's EL21 battery?" | In response to Reply # 2

ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Thu 01-Nov-12 12:43 PM

The V2 uses the EN-EL21 and the V1 uses the EN-EL15. The battery charger is also different - MH 28 for the V2 and MH-25 for the V1.

The V1 does not have an on board flash while they have added a flash on the V2.

The battery change is a bit of a drawback - the EN-EL15 was the same battery used on the recent DSLR's.

If I were to buy right now, the V1 kits with the big discount are very attractive.

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