USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
i Before using your camera, please read and understand these safety
instructions as well as the instruction manual for your camera.
i Keep all manuals in a safe place for later reference.
i These safety instructions cover both the camera and its accessories.
Depending on which product was purchased, the camera specifications
and accessories may differ.
CAUTIONS CONCERNING BOTH CAMERA AND ACCESSORIES
k If a device makes a strange noise, emits a strange
odor, or if smoke comes out from it, immediately
turn off the power and proceed as follows
i If a device is used under these conditions, it may
cause a fire or electric shock.
1 Turn off the device.
2 When use the docking station or AC adaptor/charger,
unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
3 Remove the battery.
i After completing these actions, wait to make sure no
more smoke comes from the device. Then take it to
the dealer for service. Do not try to repair or open the
k Do not use during a storm
i To avoid the risk of being struck by lightning, do not
use the devices during a thunderstorm. In particular, if
used in an open field, you have an increased chance
of being struck by lightning. Quickly seek refuge in a
place that will protect you from lightning.
k Keep the devices out of the reach of children
i The following may happen if children play with the
h They may wrap the strap around their neck and
h They may swallow the battery or other small parts.
In such a case, consult a physician immediately.
h They may damage their eyesight if the flash goes
off too close to their eyes.
h They may get hurt by the camera or other devices.
k Do not disassemble or modify
i It is dangerous to touch the inside of the devices.
Doing so may cause a fire or electric shock.
i The camera, especially, incorporates high-voltage
i Any internal check, setting, or repair should be
performed by the dealer.
i Do not use the AC adaptor as a direct current
CAUTIONS CONCERNING THE CAMERA
k Use within the specified time and depth parameters
i This camera complies with the JIS IPX8 (formerly "JIS
protection grade 8") standard and can be safely used
in water at a maximum depth of approximately 1.5 m
(4.92 ft.), for a maximum consecutive period of time of
approximately 60 minutes. Using the camera in
conditions that exceed these parameters may expose
the interior to water and cause the camera to
i If the inside of the camera gets wet, immediately turn
it off and remove the battery pack. Then take it to a
dealer for repair. Using the camera after it has been
become wet may cause a fire, electric shock, or other
k Do not use while driving
i Do not capture images, play back images, or watch
the LCD monitor while driving a vehicle. Doing so may
cause an accident.
i Be careful where you put down the camera inside an
automobile. During sudden stops or turns it may fall
behind the brake pedal and prevent braking.
k Be aware of your surroundings when using the
i Pay close attention to your surroundings when using
the camera. Failure to do so may lead to an accident
i When using the camera while walking, be very careful
of your surroundings and especially the traffic to avoid
i Do not use the camera inside an airplane or
elsewhere where its use may be restricted. Doing so
may cause an accident.
k Do not place on an unstable surface
i The camera may fall, resulting in damage to the
camera or injury.
i If the camera has fallen and its body is damaged, turn
it off, remove the battery pack, and take it to the
dealer for repair. Using the camera after its body has
been damaged may cause a fire or electric shock.
k Do not look through the camera into the sun
i Do not look through the camera at the sun or any
other strong source of light. Doing so may seriously
injure your eyes.
k Do not use the flash close to a person's face
i To prevent possible eye injury, do not use the flash
near a person's face. If the flash is used close to a
person's opened eyes, there is a risk that it may
damage that person's eyesight. Especially with young
children or babies, use the flash from a distance of at
least 1 meter away.
k Do not use where there is risk of explosion
i Do not use the camera in a location where there is
explosive gas, or any other flammable material in the
air. Doing so may cause a fire or an explosion.
k Cautions when carrying the camera
i Do not walk around with the camera suspended from
your neck or dangling from your wrist. It may hit other
objects and get damaged. When walking around, hold
the camera in your hand or place it in a pocket.
i Be careful not to drop the camera or subject it to
i Make sure direct sunlight does not hit the camera
lens, as that may damage the internal parts. When
not using the camera, be sure to always turn it off and
confirm that the lens is covered.
k If the camera is not going to be used for a long
period of time
i For safety's sake, remove the battery pack from the
camera. This will prevent any possible excess heat or
leakage of battery fluid that may result in injuries or
damage to nearby objects.
k Cautions during use and storage
i This camera is a precision instrument. It should not
be used or stored where there are extreme changes
in temperature or humidity, or where it may be
exposed to dust.
i Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) (operation)
–20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) (storage)
30 to 90% (operation, no condensation)
10 to 90% (storage, no condensation)