Vertical Battery Grips
The optional VG-GFX1 vertical battery grip accommodates an extra battery for improved endurance and makes it easier to hold the camera rotated 90° to frame pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation.
CFront command dial
DFn2 (function 2) button
ELock screw knob
GFn1 (function 1) button
HEyelet for camera strap
KFn5 (function 5) button
LFocus stick (focus lever)
NCompartment for connector cover supplied with camera
O15 V DC-IN connector
PFn4 (function 4) button
QRear command dial
RFn3 (function 3) button
SQ (quick menu) button
VBattery-chamber cover latch
Do not attempt to attach the clips supplied with the camera to the eyelets (H) on the battery grip.
All controls perform the same function as the matching controls on the camera.
Attaching the VG-GFX1
The VG-GFX1 attaches as shown below.
Remove the vertical battery grip connector cover from the camera and place it in the grip connector cover compartment.
Align the connectors on the grip with the matching connectors on the camera. Rotate the lock screw knob to tighten the lock screw.
Inserting a Battery
Insert a battery as shown below.
Unlatch and open the battery-chamber cover.
Slide the battery in until it latches.
Close the battery-chamber cover.
The battery in the grip is used before the battery in the camera. The camera automatically switches to the camera battery when the battery in the grip is exhausted. Movie recording and bulb photography will end when the camera switches batteries. When the battery in the grip is exhausted, remove and charge the battery or insert a fully-charged spare battery. If the camera battery has enough charge to power the camera, the battery in the grip can be replaced without turning the camera off.
Using an AC Adapter
An optional AC-15V AC adapter can be used to power the camera when the battery grip is attached. The battery inserted in the grip will charge while the adapter is connected; charging takes about 120 minutes. Turn the camera off before disconnecting the AC adapter.
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|
|Y (yellow)||On||Battery charging|
|N (green)||Off||Charging complete|
|Z (red)||Blinks||Battery fault|