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The VG-XT4 vertical battery grip can be used to supplement the camera battery or when holding the camera rotated to take pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation.

AShutter button

B[Q] (quick menu) button

C[Fn1] button

DControl lock

EFront command dial/role selection button

FLock screw knob

GEyelet for camera strap

HTripod socket


JLock screw

KCompartment for connector cover supplied with camera

L[AFON] button

MRear command dial/focus assist button

N[AEL] (exposure lock) button

OFocus stick (focus lever)

PIndicator lamps

QPerformance selector

RBattery tray

SBattery-chamber cover latch

TConnector cover

UHeadphone jack (Φ3.5mm)

All controls perform the same function as the matching controls on the camera.

Attaching the Vertical Battery Grip

Check that the camera is off before attaching or removing the vertical battery grip.

The camera vertical battery grip contact cover (A) can be stored in the grip. Keep the grip contact cap (B) in a safe place when not in use.

Fully tighten the lock screw knob after attaching the grip.

Do not touch the contacts.

After removing the grip, replace the grip contact cover (A) and contact cap (B).

The grip is not waterproof, and caution is required to prevent the entry of dirt, dust, water, noxious gases, salt, and other foreign matter. Do not place the grip on wet surfaces. Before use, be sure that the battery tray and battery-chamber cover are fully closed.

Inserting and Removing Batteries

Insert the batteries as shown.

The batteries can be removed as shown.

Be sure the camera is off before exchanging batteries.

Use only NP-W235 batteries.

Battery Level

When a vertical battery grip is connected, the camera battery level display shows the camera battery level and the level of the batteries inserted in the VG-XT4.

The display shows the level of inserted batteries only.

When a full complement of batteries are inserted in the camera and the VG-XT4, the batteries will be used in the following order:

AThe left grip battery ([L])

BThe right grip battery ([R])

CThe camera battery

Charging the Batteries

The batteries in the vertical battery grip will charge when the grip is attached to a camera that is connected to an AC-5VJ AC adapter via a USB cable.

The indicator lamps will light green while the battery charges; the lamp on the left shows the status of the left battery, the lamp on the right the status of the right battery.

Indicator lamp Battery status
On Battery charging
Off Charging complete
Blinks Battery fault

All three batteries charge simultaneously; charging takes about 330 minutes.

Using a device that supplies power with an outputs of 45 W or above reduces charging times to as little as 180 minutes.

The batteries will not charge while the camera is on.

For more information, see “Charging the Battery” and “For Your Safety”.