Notes on Using the Batteries
Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many
battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
Time needed for
• Recording time will be shorter than usual at low temperatures. You can use the
battery pack between 32° and 104°F (0° to 40°C), but it works best between
50° and 86°F (10° to 30°C).
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less recording time than usual, it has
reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after attaching a
fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low temperatures.
How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the
battery pack has left:
• "CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK"
appears in the display for 4 seconds
when the power is completely
exhausted. The empty battery mark
then appears and starts to flash. The
power indicator light also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant —
different levels will be shown when
you subject the battery pack and
camcorder to different conditions.
Using the viewfinder:
Using the LCD screen:
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 50 min.
3 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 45 min.
3 hr. 20 min.
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK