visualj Appleton, US Registered since 16th Sep 2009
Fri 18-Sep-09 06:32 PM
Long time lurker, first time poster.
I already have the D60, and think it is outstanding. I am looking at getting a D3000 for my girlfriend. I think that they are comparable and either one of us could grab either camera and take the same shots. I have a couple of extra accessories, lenses, filters, etc. that I know will fit both.
The one question I have is the battery. The one listed for the D60 is EN-EL9. The one listed for the D3000 is EN-EL9a. I would think they would fit eiterh camera, but does anyone know what the difference is? Capacity? Different materials? What?
Mod- if this is in the wrong forum feel free to move it, I thought this is the closest to what I needed.
#2. "RE: Nikon batteries" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! I can't say for sure one way or another as I can't find any information on either battery. My best guess it they will be interchangable based on past expierience with the EN-EL3 line of batteries: If they work the same way as the EN-EL3 and EN-EL3a they will be interchagable. The EN-EL3e is backwards compatible for use in older bodies, however bodies that were designed to use the EN-EL3e will not work with an EN-EL3 or EN-EL3e. The EN-EL3/ EN-EL3a have two contacts, the EN-EL3e has three contact. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
photoman39 Woburn, US Registered since 29th Jul 2002
Mon 21-Sep-09 05:47 PM
#4. "RE: Nikon batteries" In response to Reply # 3
I spoke with Nikon rep this morning, I needed a second battery for a D5000 and the dealer had only EN-EL9 in stock. The difference is as above, EN-EL9a 1080mAh or EN-EL9 1000mAh and therefore improved performance(more shots per charge) from the EN-EL9a. Either will work