Has the Canon LP-E6N Camera Battery Been Discontinued?

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If you’re looking for a Canon LP-E6N battery, you’ll need to look for an LP-E6NH battery instead. Why is that?

The Canon LP-E6N has now been discontinued. It became unavailable on Canon’s UK websiteOpens in a new tab. in the spring of 2021 when it had been sold at a retail price of £89.99. The LP-E6N battery pack webpage now includes the following notice, “Unfortunately the Canon LP-E6N Battery Pack is no longer available…”.

As of the start of 2023, the Canon LP-E6 series of camera batteries includes three models, the LP-E6, LP-E6N, and LP-E6NH. However, only the LP-E6NH is available as new stock, although the earlier versions of the battery may be available either as new old stock or used stock.

Canon LP-E6NH (4132C002)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6NH
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Compatible with Canon LC-E6 and Canon LC-E6E battery chargers.
  • Not compatible with in-camera charging using the EOS R camera, EOS Ra camera, or Battery Grip…

Last update on 2023-01-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Are the Canon LP-E6, LP-E6N, and LP-E6NH Batteries the Same

The Canon LP-E6, LP-E6N, and LP-E6NH battery packs all look the same but are in fact the various developments of the LP-E6 camera battery used by various Canon EOS DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

In the same way that the LP-E6N replaced the older LP-E6 battery, the LP-E6NH has replaced the LP-E6N. However, the three Canon battery packs are all compatible, having the same form factor, and each being rated at 7.2V. The main difference is an incremental increase in capacity. The LP-E6NH now provides 2130mAh.

The LP-E6NH was introduced with the launch of the Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras in the summer of 2020. These two cameras needed a battery with a higher capacity. However, because these batteries are backward compatible, earlier EOS cameras that use LP-E6 or LP-E6N batteries can also use the LP-E6NH. The only difference that photographers will notice is that they will be able to shoot for longer than before.

Which Canon EOS Cameras Use the LP-E6NH Battery Pack

In addition to the EOS R5, R6, and R7, any Canon EOS camera that was designed to take an LP-E6 or LP-E6N battery will work with a Canon LP-E6NH battery pack.

For the best performance, it is recommended to only use LP-E6N and LP-E6NH battery packs with the Canon EOS R5, R6, and R7 mirrorless cameras.

Here is a full list of cameras that are compatible with the Canon LP-E6NH battery pack.

EOS 5D Mark IIEOS 6DEOS 7DEOS R
EOS 5D Mark IIIEOS 6D Mark IIEOS 70DEOS Ra
EOS 5D Mark IVEOS 60DEOS 7D Mark IIEOS R5
EOS 5DSEOS 60DaEOS 80DEOS R6
EOS 5DS REOS 90DEOS R7
Canon EOS cameras that are compatible with the LP-E6NH battery pack

The LP-E6NH battery pack is also compatible with the following Canon battery grips.

Battery Grip ModelCompatible Camera(s)
BG-R10EOS R5 & R6
BG-E6EOS 5D Mk II
BG-E7EOS 7D
BG-E9EOS 60D & 60Da
BG-E11EOS 5D Mk III, 5DS, & 5DS R
BG-E13EOS 6D
BG-E14EOS 70D, 80D, & 90D
BG-E20EOS 5D Mk IV
BG-E21EOS 6D Mk II
BG-E22EOS R
Battery Grips that are compatible with LP-E6, LP-E6N, and LP-E6NH camera battery packs

Which Canon Camera Battery Charger Will Recharge the LP-E6NH?

The LP-E6NH battery can be charged using the same battery charger that will charge the LP-E6 and LP-E6N battery packs. This is the standard LC-E6 / LC-E6E wall outlet charger. The battery can also be charged in-camera, if the camera body is compatible, using a Power Delivery (PD) compatible USB power source.

Last update on 2023-01-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Canon LP-E6NH Battery Pack Specs

Rear and front of the Canon LP-E6NH battery pack
Rear and front of the Canon LP-E6NH battery pack
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Output Voltage: 7.2V DC
  • Capacity: 2130mAh / 16Wh
  • Weight: 79.5g
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1.51 x 0.83 x 2.24 inches / 38.4 x 21 x 56.8 mm

Some EOS cameras can communicate with the LP-E6NH to determine battery serial number, remaining capacity, shutter count after charging, recharge performance, and date of last use.

Canon LP-E6NH (4132C002)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6NH
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Compatible with Canon LC-E6 and Canon LC-E6E battery chargers.
  • Not compatible with in-camera charging using the EOS R camera, EOS Ra camera, or Battery Grip…

Last update on 2023-01-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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About the author: Tosh Lubek is a multi-award-winning broadcaster, writer, and video producer, with 40 years of experience in professional broadcasting and has been using Canon video and stills cameras since 2010. He has worked with radio and TV broadcasters, advertising agencies, and direct clients on a variety of projects including radio and television advertising, online video production, corporate videos, award ceremony motion graphics, and theme park sound design. Tosh has won numerous awards, including a Radio Academy Awards Gold Sony, a Gold, Silver, and Bronze World Medals in the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards. Since about 2007 he has been creating YouTube videos. Tosh has been a sponsor of the “video booth” at HashTag Business Events across the UK.

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