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The battery is not charged at shipment. Turn the camera off and charge the battery before use. The camera charges the battery internally.

  • The camera uses an NP-W126S rechargeable battery.
  • The battery takes about 210 minutes to fully charge.
  1. Attach the plug adapter to the AC power adapter.

    Attach the plug adapter as shown, making sure that it is fully inserted and clicks into place on the AC power adapter terminals.

    AC power adapter

    Plug adapter

    The plug adapter is exclusively for use with the supplied AC power adapter. Do not use it with other devices.

  2. Charge the battery.

    Connect the camera to the supplied AC power adapter using the supplied USB cable. Then plug the AC power adapter into an indoor power outlet.

    Connect to camera Micro USB (Micro-B) connector

    Be sure the connectors are in the correct orientation and then insert them fully.

Charge Status

The indicator lamp shows battery charge status as follows:

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

The battery will not charge while the camera is on.

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

Do not affix stickers 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.

Charging times may increase at very low or very high temperatures.

Charging via a Computer

The battery can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer. Connect the supplied USB cable as shown, making sure the connectors are fully inserted.

Connect to camera Micro USB (Micro-B) connector

The battery will not charge while the camera is on.

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.