Do not leave the camera in the
• In an extremely hot place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the
camera body may become deformed and this
may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or
deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the
camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
• Close the LCD screen toward the body.
• Set the zoom fully to the W position to put the
• Attach the lens cap.
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water, then wipe the surface with
a dry cloth. Do not use the following as they may
damage the finish or the casing.
• Chemical products such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, disposable cloths, insect repellent,
sunscreen or insecticide, etc.
• Do not touch the camera with the above on your
• Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber
or vinyl for a long time.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use under the
temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F) (When using a Microdrive: 5°C and 40°C
(41°F and 104°F)). Shooting in extremely cold or
hot places that exceed this range is not
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
Moisture condensation occurs easily
• The camera is brought from a cold location such
as a ski slope into a warmly heated room.
• The camera is taken from an air-conditioned
room or car interior to the hot outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a
warm place, seal the camera in a plastic bag and
allow it to adapt to conditions at the new location
over about an hour.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to
shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.