Can I use the EL-EN9 batteries from my D40 in my D3000, instead of the prescribed EL-EN9a?
#1. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 21-Nov-12 11:33 PM | edited Thu 22-Nov-12 04:24 PM by MEMcD
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The MH-23 Charger supports both the EN-EL9 and the EN-EL9a.
See page 190 of the D3000 Users Manual (If you didn't get a hard copy, check the CD that came with the camera).
The D3000 Only supports the EN-EL9a.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#3. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 1gpoole Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Thu 22-Nov-12 01:06 AM
p. 190 only says that the charger will work with the EN-EL9 and EN-EL9a.
p. 189 only shows that the camera battery is the EN-EL9a.
My guess is that the D40 will work with both batteries but the D3000 will only work with the EN-EL9a. Often the batteries with the suffix contain a chip that is used by the camera to help monitor the charge. If he EN-EL9 fits it the battery chamber it may work in the D3000. It's possible that the EN-EL9 will not fit in the camera, don't force it if it doesn't go in easily.
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