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The battery is not charged at shipment. Charge the battery before use.

  • The camera uses an NP-95 rechargeable battery.
  • The battery takes about 4 hours to fully charge.
  1. Place the battery in the charger.

    Insert the battery in the orientation indicated by the labels.

    Charge lamp



    Attach the supplied adapter before charging the battery (the adapter is attached at shipment).


    The supplied AC cord is for use exclusively with the supplied battery charger. Do not use the supplied charger with other cords or the supplied cord with other devices.

  2. Plug the charger in.

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

  3. 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.

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.

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.

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 the camera directly to the computer; do not use a USB hub or keyboard.

If the computer goes into sleep mode while charging, charging will stop. To continue charging, disable sleep mode on the computer, and disconnect and connect the USB cable.

Charging may be impossible depending on computer specifications, settings or conditions.

The battery status icons show battery charge status when the camera is turned on, and the indicator lamp shows it when the camera is turned off.

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