Effective use of the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in low-
temperature surroundings. So, the time that
the battery pack can be used is shorter in
cold places. We recommend the following
to ensure longer battery pack use:
–Put the battery pack in a pocket close to
your body to warm it up, and insert it in
your camera immediately before you
• Frequently operating the zoom or flash
wears out the battery charge faster.
• We recommend having spare battery
packs handy for two or three times the
expected shooting time, and making trial
shots before taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
The battery pack is not water-resistant.
Remaining battery time indicator
The power may go off although the battery
remaining indicator shows there is enough
power to operate. Use the battery pack up
and charge the battery pack fully again so
that the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes will
not be restored if the camera is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully
charged state, or the battery pack is
How to store the battery pack
If the battery pack is not to be used for a
long time, do the following procedure once
per year to maintain proper function.
1 Fully charge the battery.
2 Discharge on your camera.
3 Remove the battery from your camera
and store it in a dry, cool place.
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as you
use it more and more, and as time passes.
When the battery operating time is
shortened considerably, a probable cause
is that the battery pack has reached the
end of its life. Buy a new battery pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it
is stored and the operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.