I think an "oblique" answer might do you the most good. The battery, an EL 12, can be bought at stores like Best Buy or online through Amazon. I have a number of Nikons and fortunately most use the EL 12. Once you say that, then you keep THEM (not IT) charged with a wall charger, so the camera is always ready and not tethered. Your camera is superb. It hopefully gets a lot of use. Two (or more) batteries and a wall charger keep you up and running fulltime.