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The battery is not charged at shipment. Before use, charge the battery in the supplied battery charger.

An NP-W126S rechargeable battery is supplied with the camera.

Charging takes about 150 minutes.

  1. Place the battery in the charger.

    After confirming that the arrow on the battery is oriented as shown in the diagram in the charging bay, insert the battery in the supplied battery charger as shown.

  2. Plug the charger in.

    The charging indicator will light.

  3. The charging indicator turns off when charging is complete.

The Plug Adapter

Before using the battery charger, attach the supplied plug adapter as shown.

The supplied plug adapter is for use exclusively with the BC-W126S.

Battery charger

Plug adapter

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.

The supplied charger is compatible with power supplies of 100 to 240 volts (a plug adapter may be needed for overseas use).

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 or high temperatures.

Charging via Computer

The battery also charges if the camera is connected to a computer. Turn the camera off, insert the battery, and connect a USB cable.

USB connector (Type-C)

  • Battery status is shown by the indicator lamp.

    Indicator lamp Battery status
    On Battery charging
    Off Charging complete
    Blinks Battery fault
  • Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not use a USB hub or keyboard.
  • Charging stops if the computer enters sleep mode. To resume charging, activate the computer and disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
  • Charging may not be supported depending on the model of computer, computer settings, and the computer’s current state.