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Old Jan 8, 2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I'm planning to upgrade from the D50 to the D300. I know the EN-EL3e battery which ships with the D300 is backward compatible with earlier models but can the D50 EN-EL3 be used in the D300.

I've got a few batteries for my D50 so it would be great if I could use them in the D300.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Old Jan 8, 2008, 3:49 PM   #2
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Nope. The EN-EL3e can work in the older bodies, but not the other way around. From what I understand the EN-EL3 only has two contacts while the EN-EL3e has three.

BTW Did you know that there is a recall on certain EN-EL3 battery packs and that Nikon will replace them for free with the newer EN-EL3e?http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin...mp;p_topview=1

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Old May 13, 2008, 8:32 AM   #3
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The new EN-EL3e has an extra contact which is used by the newer cameras to monitor battery capacity.
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