Battery pack

On charging the battery pack

  • Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.

  • You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. In addition, even if the battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery pack as is.

  • We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures outside this range.

Effective use of the battery pack

  • Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the operational time of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use:

  • Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in the camera immediately before you start shooting.

  • The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.

  • We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two times or three times the expected shooting time, and making trial shots before taking the actual shots.

  • Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.

  • Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.

  • You may not be able to turn on the camera or the battery pack may not be effectively charged if the terminal section of the battery is dirty. In this case, wipe any dust with a soft cloth lightly to clean the battery.

About the remaining battery charge

A remaining charge indicator appears on the screen.
A: High
B: Low
  • It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears.

  • The remaining charge indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances.

  • When [Power Save] is set to [Standard] or [Stamina], if you do not operate the camera for a certain period of time while the power is on, the screen becomes dark, then the camera turns off automatically (Auto power-off function).

How to store the battery pack

  • Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store it in a cool, dry place. To maintain the battery pack’s function, fully charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it on the camera at least once a year while storing.

  • To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slideshow playback mode until the power goes off.

  • To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag to keep away from metal materials when carrying or storing.

On battery life

  • The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.

  • The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used.

Compatible battery pack

  • The NP-BN (supplied) or NP-BN1 (sold separately) can be used with this model.