Charging the battery using the AC Adaptor

  1. Turn off your camcorder by closing the LCD screen and attach the battery pack ().

  1. Connect the AC Adaptor () and the power cord (mains lead) () to your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket) ().

A: Align the mark on the DC plug () with that of DC IN jack ().
  • The CHG (charge) () lamp turns on.

  • The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery pack is fully charged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your camcorder.

  • You cannot attach any “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack other than the V series to your camcorder.

Charging time

Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.

Battery pack
AC Adaptor
NP-FV50 (supplied)

  • The charging times shown in the table above are measured when charging the camcorder at a temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). It is recommended that you charge the battery in a temperature range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F).

To remove the battery pack

Close the LCD screen. Slide the BATT (battery) release lever () and remove the battery pack ().

To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a power source

Make the same connections as those for charging the battery pack.
Even if the battery pack is attached, the battery pack is not discharged.

Notes on the battery pack

  • When you remove the battery pack or disconnect the AC Adaptor, turn the camcorder off and make sure that the (Movie)/ (Photo) lamps, the access lamp are turned off.

  • The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging under the following conditions.

  • The battery pack is not attached correctly.

  • The battery pack is damaged.

  • The temperature of the battery pack is low.

    Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a warm place.
  • The temperature of the battery pack is high.

    Remove the battery pack from your camcorder and put it in a cool place.
  • We do not recommend that you use an NP-FV30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with your camcorder.

  • In the default setting, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation for about 2 minutes, to save battery power ([Power Save]).

Notes on the AC Adaptor

  • Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using your camcorder.

  • Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.

  • Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction

  • Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the camcorder, holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.

Related topics
Remaining battery indicator: see Screen indicators