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The battery is not charged at shipment. Before proceeding, use the supplied battery charger to fully charge the battery.

An NP-T125 rechargeable battery is supplied with the camera. Charging takes about 140 minutes.

  1. Connect the plug adapter.

    The plug adapter supplied with the camera varies with the country or region of purchase; use the adapter appropriate to your country or region as described in the enclosed notice.

  2. Place the battery in the charger.

    Insert the battery in the orientation shown by the arrow.

  3. Plug the charger in.

    Plug the charger into an indoor power outlet. The charging indicator will light.

  4. Charge the battery.

    Remove the battery when charging is complete.

The Charging Indicator

The charging indicator shows battery charge status as follows:

Charging indicator Battery status Action
Off Battery not inserted. Insert the battery.
Battery fully charged. Remove the battery.
On Battery charging.
Blinks Battery fault. Unplug the charger and remove the battery.

Use the charger with the plug adapter for your country or region.

Do not affix labels or other objects to the battery. Failure to observe this precaution could make it impossible to remove the battery from the camera.

Do not short the battery terminals. The battery could overheat.

Read the cautions in “The Battery and Power Supply”.

Use only battery chargers designated for use with the battery. Failure to observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.

Do not remove the labels from the battery or attempt to split or peel the outer casing.

The battery gradually loses its charge when not in use. Charge the battery one or two days before use. If the battery fails to hold a charge, it has reached the end of its charging life and must be replaced.

Unplug the charger when it is not in use.

Remove dirt from the battery terminals with a clean, dry cloth. Failure to observe this precaution could prevent the battery from charging.

Note that charging times increase at low temperatures.

Charging via AC Adapter

The battery inserted in the camera will also charge when the camera is powered by an optional AC‑15V AC adapter. Charging takes about 120 minutes.

Battery charge status is shown by battery status icons when the camera is on (playback mode) and by the indicator lamp when the camera is off.

Battery status icon (camera on) Indicator lamp (camera off) Battery status
(yellow) On Battery charging
(green) Off Charging complete
(red) Blinks Battery fault